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CARE Beverage Idea: Faux White Wine

CARE Beverage Idea: Faux White Wine

You know how alcohol is an acquired taste? There is usually something a little bitter (like tannins) or pungent in these beverages that we come to anticipate. When finding alcohol alternatives, I like to experiment with combinations of flavors that I might not exactly love at first sight – but I acquire a taste for it. This makes it more satisfying to me than just replacing my wine with a glass of juice. I still want that distinct taste that makes me sip it, slow down, and relax. Here is one combination that I enjoy. And in the spirit of CARE, the herbs are also therapeutic to the digestive system. This beverage supports your native strains of bacteria rather than stress them (as alcohol does).

CARE Recipe: Home-made Muesli Bowls

CARE Recipe: Home-made Muesli Bowls

One morning while at a coffee shop, when I ordered one of those paper cups of muesli to which the barista just added water to, I realized my Flax Almond Fiber Mix could be used in the same way – with lower cost and even more nutrition! The fiber and balance of these bowls make them incredibly satiating and effective at keeping blood sugar regulated (equals feeling full and comfortable in-between meals!). They work great for fast breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, or dry staples for camping or keeping at your desk at work. I hope you find them as convenient as I have!

CARE Recipe: Blueberry Grape Chicken Salad

CARE Recipe: Blueberry Grape Chicken Salad

This is another take on the popular CARE Orange and Grape Chicken Salad. With this version, I want to show you how easy it is to create a completely new taste with just a few substitutions. In this case, I change out oranges to take advantage of now in-season blueberries. I also switch to a low-fat mayo allowing me to add extra nutrition and crunch with the addition of walnuts.

How to Blanch Vegetables: A great solution for gardens at their peak and bulk buying produce

How to Blanch Vegetables: A great solution for gardens at their peak and bulk buying produce

How to Blanch Vegetables A great solution for gardens at their peak and bulk buying produce. Guest Post by CARE Nutrition Intern, Jacqui Gabel Photography: Jacqui Gabel   Problem: Gardens fully producing, overbuying, or just overflowing with vegetables! Tell me if this sounds familiar: I want to eat more vegetables daily, but I tend to [...]
CARE Recipe: Vegan Coconut Berry Smoothie (Simple. Beautiful. Nutrient-rich)

CARE Recipe: Vegan Coconut Berry Smoothie (Simple. Beautiful. Nutrient-rich)

What does it mean to use Food as Medicine? Food as Medicine means that each food that you eat has a purpose. That purpose is to be an essential tool for your cells on projects like screening for cancer and repairing DNA. Nutrients are the tools that your cells need to complete projects. Projects like screening for cancer, [...]