Eat Green With This St. Patty's Day Menu

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Mar 17, 2017 2:50:31 PM

Saint Patrick's Day can be a day full of very unhealthy foods if you aren't careful, but fortunately we have plenty of festive green foods on our menu for your celebration today. From smoothies to petso to all kinds of greens, keep reading to find out what's on the menu today at Terra's Kitchen.

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5 Quick Tips for Weight Loss

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Mar 13, 2017 11:16:27 AM

If you've been following the Real Weight-Loss Plan since January, or if you just started this week, we could a little inspiration to keep pushing towards our goals. Sometimes a quick reminder about positive habits is all that it take. We asked Dr. Lisa Davis, Terra's Kitchen's Chief Nutrition Officer, for her top tips for staying on track. Try these tips this week and let us know what you think!

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Topics: inspiration

6 Health Benefits of Cooking With Spices

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Mar 10, 2017 3:26:50 PM

 

Hold on, things are about to get spicy. We’ve found that the best way to add flavor to our cooking without fear of adding extra fat or calories is by simply using spices. Not only to they add amazing tastes and create versatility in our dishes, but so many have amazing health benefits. Here are just a few of our favorites that we find ourselves using time and time again.

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What's Your Salad Sign?

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Mar 5, 2017 2:25:05 PM

Eating a salad every day can get pretty boring if you’re eating the same boring lettuce and dressing on the daily. To help you avoid salad-fatige, we recently added 7 new salads to the TK lunch menu, bringing our total number of fully prepared salads to 13. We believe variety is the spice of life, but understand that sometimes too many choices can feel overwhelming. If you just can't choose, consider aligning your lunch-menu to the stars. Keep reading for your salad horoscope!

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7 Ways To Use Almond Butter

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Mar 1, 2017 6:19:34 PM

Move over peanut butter fanatics, there’s a new savory, nutty, creamy spread in town. Not only is almond butter full of nutritional benefits, there are literally dozens of ways to use it. It’s packed with vitamin E (more so than it’s nutty buddy) and is an excellent source of protein. Almond butter is a great snack for refueling after a long workout. The protein in almond butter takes longer to break down, releasing a steady stream of energy while you power up. Almonds have been found to help prevent cardiovascular diseases. The heart-healthy fats found in almond butter help lower cholesterol because they are are low in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fat.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Packing Your Lunch

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Feb 27, 2017 5:33:03 PM

We know planning your weeknight dinners can be tough enough, but on top of that, planning lunches, too, can seem impossible. However, when you think of the reasons why you should go to work packing, they far outweigh the potential inconvenience. Take a look at a few of our reasons why we pack our lunches everyday.

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Our Top 6 Salad Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Feb 25, 2017 1:21:03 PM

When we think about healthy eating, what’s the first food that comes to mind? Salads! We’re big fans of salads. You can customize them any way you like, and they’re choc full of good, nutritious ingredients such as fresh veggies and fruits, nuts, seeds, and proteins. However, it’s deceptively easy to order a salad at a restaurant or build one at the grocery store, and have be hundreds of calories more than we anticipate. So how do we decipher what salads are the healthy and which ones are total calorie bombs? The best thing to do is to build your salad yourself. Here are some basics you need to know to create a delicious and nutritious salad:

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5 Reasons to love the Mediterranean Diet

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Feb 22, 2017 5:57:41 PM

Ahh, imagine yourself on a beach in Greece. The sun is shining gently on your face and the sound of waves crashing is so relaxing. Wouldn’t it be amazing to live like this every day? Well, you can through your diet! The Mediterranean diet is a heart-healthy way to live with significance placed on foods like fresh fish, olive oil, nuts, seeds, fruits, and veggies. There are so many amazing benefits to the Mediterranean diet, chefs and doctors are singing its praises.  Here are just a few of the reasons why we enjoy it:

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Topics: The Food Dr.

Vegetarian Meals That Any Meat Eater Will Love

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Feb 22, 2017 1:35:47 PM

Switching to a vegetarian diet can feel like a huge commitment and departure from the diet you are used to. While it definitely is a big lifestyle shift, becoming vegetarian does not have to mean eating the same things every day or depriving yourself of amazing flavors! If you are considering making the leap, a good way to test out the vegetarian lifestyle is by eating meatless meals a few days a week to get used to the idea. Here are some of our vegetarian meals that have high ratings from bloggers, customers, TK staffers, and even meat eaters!

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The Health Benefits of Turmeric

Posted by Terra's Kitchen Feb 20, 2017 5:58:04 PM

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard the word, “turmeric” buzzing around the health circles… and for good reason! This brightly colored root, part of the ginger family, is extremely healthy, delicious, and is what gives spicy curry it’s famous yellow hue.

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