Buckwheat

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Ever eaten buckwheat before? It’s a pseudo cereal because it is related to things like rhubarb and is not a grass or grain. It has been common in Asian countries but has slowly been introduced into the US! Youve probably seen that I have been using it a lot lately because it’s […]

Okra

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Okra. I dont think I’ve ever actually tried fresh okra but am excited to soon! We bought okra chips from Trader Joes which were really good so I’m sure I’ll like them! FOLATE – Folate is so important for pregnancy and lactation. It prevents neural tube defects in babies and should be […]

Raspberries!

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Raspberries are one of my fav fruits (well actually all berries are pretty much my fav)! And they have a good amount of nutrition packed in too! ANTIOXIDANTS- Raspberries are FILLED with antioxidants!! They come from their color and other compounds within the berry MACULAR DEGENERATION: Because of their bioactive compounds berries […]

Elderberry

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Elderberries!! These are little berries that are powerful immune boosters!! And Wellness Mama makes it enjoyable to take with her elderberry syrup here! This is how we take it! FLU FIGHTER- Elderberries contain many compounds that help fight bacteria and viruses that attack your immune system. One study showed that elderberry consumption […]

Celery

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Celery! I used to only eat celery with peanut butter on top (and thats still good btw) but I’ve grown to love it just straight up FIBER – In one cup of celery there are 5 grams of fiber and a whole lot of water! LOWER CHOLESTEROL- Celery contains a compound called 3-n-butylphthalide […]

Parsley

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Parsley! Its the best herb ever!! Not just a garnish either. I have been raised on parsley being Lebanese. We use it in tabouli, falafel and more! I love the flavor its one of my favorites!! Try it in our falafel recipe here Vitamin K- Parsley is one of the highest in […]

Avocado!

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Avocado!!! Can you believe I’ve never talked about these? I know me neither! I think a lot of people know avocados are good for them but they might not actually know the reasons. Well here are some😉 FATS- Why are avocados so good for you?? Omega 3 and monounsaturated fats! Which is […]

Swiss Chard

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday SWISS CHARD!! This is such an easy vegetable to throw into soups, use as wraps or chop into a salad! And be sure to get the rainbow kind because its so pretty! Vitamin K – swiss chard is one of the vegetables very high in vitamin K which is something important to […]

CARA CARA

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Cara Cara Oranges. These oranges have a pink flesh and are sweet yet tangy and a little bit tart kinda like a strawberry! They are my favorite oranges but they are only in season for a little while so get some now!!! LYCOPENE- this is a powerful antioxidant that actually gives the […]

Buttercup Squash

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Buttercup squash is a type of squash with dense, texture flesh and a hard, thin rind. It taste kinda like an acorn squash but more creamy and slightly sweeter. It looks more like a kabocha squash. It’s a great squash to have on hand! WINTER- Sometimes it’s hard to find good sources […]