Health & Wellness

Seasonal Produce: 5 Benefits of Eating What’s in Season

We’ve briefly discussed some benefits of eating seasonally before, but now that Summer is in full swing and there’s an abundance of fresh produce all around, it’s the perfect time to go into more detail. So, here are five benefits of eating seasonal foods, plus a bonus benefit and a couple resources. #1 TASTE It’s easier…

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RECIPE: Homemade Taco Seasoning

Store-bought seasoning mixes often contain unwanted ingredients like excess sodium, sugar, and preservatives, which might be of concern to those with high blood pressure or diabetes, as well as the generally health-conscious. Making your own seasoning mix is simple, easy, and a great way to eliminate unwanted ingredients without compromising flavor. This recipe for taco…

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Driver Spotlight: J.R. DeVasure

We’re excited to share the first post of the new Driver Spotlight series on our Health & Wellness blog! The goal of the Health & Wellness blog has always been to be relevant to our drivers, and what better way to provide relevant information than to highlight one of our own? Through this series, we…

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RECIPE: Green Pea and Parsley Hummus

This recipe falls into the category of things to not knock until you try. It’s perfectly refreshing and Spring-y, and just because you didn’t like peas as a kid, that doesn’t mean you won’t like this recipe. After all, who doesn’t like a good dip?   This one is simple and easy, and leftovers can…

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Emotional Eating: What it is, What it isn’t, and What you can do about it

Emotions: Everyone has them, and they can be pretty powerful at times. Emotions affect how we feel and can influence our actions, including with food. Read on to learn more about the relationship between emotions and food, as well as tips for examining emotional eating in a helpful, compassionate way. A common way that people…

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RECIPE: Shrimp Creole

We found this recipe on a  “Must Make for March Madness” list, and we think it’s perfect whether or not you like college basketball. Additionally, lots of people look to seafood as a good source of protein during this time of year, and we know there are some Cajun food lovers around here. This recipe…

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Eat the Rainbow

As mentioned in our recent post, the recommendation to eat more vegetables is a popular one–and for good reason. Vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, water, vitamins, and minerals. They also come in many different colors, which makes them not only visually pleasing, but health-promoting too.  How is that colors can promote health? Phytochemicals, or…

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RECIPE: Buffalo Cauliflower

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and whether or not you’re a Tom Brady fan, you’re likely to be participating in the American tradition of celebrating the day with lots of food.   This year, try out this crowd-pleasing recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower. It’s tasty and perfectly festive, as well as good for you. It’s…

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Vegetables: Tried, True, and Always Good-for-You

Keto, Paleo, and Vegan, oh my! The holiday season came and went, and no matter what diet you are or aren’t following in 2019, your plate probably welcomes a variety of vegetables. It’s no secret that nutrition advice is often confusing and contradictory, and it’s also no secret that the latest and greatest diet seems…

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Navigating Holiday Eating

5 Tips to Promote Joy and Health, Without Guilt or Stress The holidays are a time filled with fellowship, fun, and good food, but they’re also rife with guilt and stress about food. The desire to enjoy holiday treats is often overshadowed by fear of weight gain, along with dread about taking action to “fix”…

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