Plan. Shop. Prep. Cook. You know you need to do it, but, how? It seems overwhelming. Here are a few tips and tools to help you get started.
Water makes up approximately 60% of your body weight. Every system in your body relies on it. It flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for your ear, nose and throat. Making sure you stay hydrated is important to your well being!
Should sugar be the “forbidden fruit?” Should you eliminate all sugar from your diet? What about artificial sweeteners? Are they safe? Is there a good natural low calorie sweetener? If you’ve been asking these questions, then you’re already headed in the right direction.
It’s easier than you might think to add extra servings of fruits and veggies to your diet. Check out some tips you can use for every meal of the day.
If you never thought you’d be an oatmeal fan, give this recipe a try. You may be converted!
Healthy food does not have to be boring. Try this Sausage, Chard and White Bean Soup.
We call it the Choices road trip, but never lose sight of the fact that this is YOUR journey. The goals for eating well and improving health are uniquely yours. Wherever you are on your health journey, we intend to inspire and encourage you, as we move into the new year.
Choices has been nominated in four categories for What Rocks in Rockford: Best Organic Food, Best Produce, Best Vegetarian Options, and Best Grocery Store! Voting for What Rocks in Rockford continues through 9/14. If you'd like to see us win in these categories, your vote is appreciated.
At Choices, we feel that knowledge is power. For that reason, we are excited to offer educational opportunities at our store to help inform and inspire you to make better, healthier choices every day. You can find these opportunities on our home page (calendar form) and on our new events page, which includes the description and details for the class or demo.
While eating meat, in moderation, can provide protein and a variety of important vitamins and nutrients, there is mounting evidence that eating too much meat (especially processed and red meat) is associated with a variety of chronic health problems. Are you ready for Week 8 of the Rockford Real Food Revolution: Reduce meat to a supporting role in your diet!
I recently bought the "Oh She Glows Every Day" cookbook and when I saw this recipe for Shepherd's Pie, I knew I'd have to try it out and share it with all of our Choices friends!
A plant sprouting, for us, represents the promise of our community's intention to make healthy eating a priority this year. But sprouts require nurturing to grow and mature. A sprout without fuel will wither. What will fuel your growth this year? What will keep you encouraged in your healthy eating journey? Choices Natural Market will be there for you.