Healthy Family

Posted 06/28/16

Fire up the Grill – the Healthy Way!

By Trevor Bennion Summer is the perfect time to be outside! What makes it even better is that you can throw your lunch or dinner on the grill and enjoy the sunny weather while you and your family have a healthy meal! The key here, as with any meal, is...

Posted 06/9/16

Simple Summer Snacks for Kids

by Lani Jacobs-Banner Ahh, summer time! The skies are blue, the flowers are blooming and the children are out of school. “Mom, what is there to eat?” will soon ring through the house on a regular basis. But instead of loading the pantry and refrigerator with premade snacks that have questionable...

Posted 05/31/16

More Energy for More Summer Fun

By Heather Pratt, MNT, BCHN The long days of summer tend to mean more—more picnics, more gatherings, more gardening, more biking, more days at the pool, more camping trips and generally more fun—and all on top of your already full schedule. Looks like you’re going to need more energy this...

Posted 05/24/16

Just Say “NO!” to Endocrine Disruptors in Your Sunscreens

By Heather Pratt, MNT, BCHN Last year, Natural Grocers made the decision to stop carrying sunscreen products that use chemical sunscreens. That’s why you’ll no longer see any products on our shelves with ingredients like oxybenzone, octinoxate, and homosalate. This decision was prompted largely by the fact that many chemical-based...

Posted 04/26/16

8 Unique Dairy Recipes

by Lani Jacobs-Banner My family and I love the creamy mouthfeel and distinct flavors in both sweet and savory recipes that call for butter, sour cream, cheese, or any other dairy product. I get even more enjoyment when I know the dairy products I am cooking with and feeding to my...

Posted 03/30/16

Unique Uses for Easter’s Hard-Boiled Eggs–Let’s Get Crackin’!

by Lani Jacobs-Banner Spring is in the air and the Easter bunny has come and gone, leaving a refrigerator full of hard-boiled eggs behind. Choosing between candy-filled plastic eggs and dyed hard-boiled eggs is a nutritional no-brainer! Now, with the fun of the hunt behind us, I have dozens of hard-boiled...

Posted 03/7/16

4 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know Vitamin D Could Do For You

By Heather Pratt, MNT, BCHN You hear a lot about vitamin D these days. It seems like every time you turn around there is a new study connecting it to some additional health benefit. Vitamin D is the darling of the nutrition world and with good reason—it is essential for...

Posted 02/28/16

3 Easy Ways to Get Your Family Fit Again

By Trevor Bennion I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that physical activity rates continue to decline year over year, and the national obesity epidemic is on the rise[1],[2],[3]. Not only is it urgent for all adults to adopt a physically active lifestyle, but increasing evidence suggests that our kids...

Posted 02/9/16

Recipes for Romance

by Lani Jacobs-Banner Recently I found myself dreading Valentine’s Day. Between the near impossibility of finding a babysitter, getting a dinner reservation at a decent restaurant, finding a meaningful gift and rationalizing the cost of all of this, I felt like throwing my hands up and ignoring the holiday altogether! As...

Posted 02/2/16

Is Your Chocolate Fair?

By Heather Pratt, MNT, BCHN Even though we don’t tend to think of it as such, chocolate is a luxury item that is very labor and environmentally intensive to grow World demand for chocolate has increased the pressure on manufacturers to produce more and more chocolate at ever cheaper prices...