Adaptogens: What are they?

What’s an adaptogen? If you’re like me, this word probably evokes the thought of special chemical compounds given to lab subjects, resulting in some type of super power of sorts. I mean with a name like that, it’s bound to have something to do with superpowers. Surprise: In a sense it actually does! Natural superpowers that is. Adaptogens are a type of plant or substance that have healing qualities, they can help with balancing, building up and refreshing the body. One of their main qualities is helping the body deal with stress, but there are innumerable other effects of these… Read More

Thai Curry Cashews

Thai Curry Cashews: The Ultimate Snack You know the feeling, you get home from work or even a hike or jog and you’re hungry but you’re not ready for a full meal. Well I have fantastic news for you, the SunRidge Farms Thai Curry Cashews are the answer to all your snacking needs! With the perfect balance of spicy and sweet, along with just the right amount of saltiness. This snack is jammed packed with flavor and is an ideal pick me up for whatever occasion!   Why we chose these flavors: Originating in India, Curry is now a classic… Read More

Amp up your School Snacks

Get out of your school snack rut: We’re halfway through the school year, and we know how hard it is to come up with lunch and snack ideas for your hungry little learners every single day. You may be at the point where you hear too often little Jimmy sadly crying out “oh no, not peanut butter and jelly, AGAIN!”  We’ve been there too. That’s where we come in. There are plenty of snack options out there, but sometimes it can be hard to find convenient snacks for kids that are both tasty and preservative free. So, what are the… Read More

How to make your own Custom Granola!

Custom made Granola tutorial:   This is for you granola nuts out there ( hehe see what I did there?) and all of you who want a quick snack ready to go in your pantry. It’s difficult to find the perfect granola, sometimes it’s too crunchy, or not crunchy enough. Maybe you like it all except for the cranberries, because you don’t fancy cranberries. I UNDERSTAND. Well, I have fantastic news for you! This is your very own tutorial on how to make your own Granola! You can put all the almonds or chocolate chips in you want, we won’t… Read More

The History of Chocolate

  December 16th was National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! Oh Chocolate..the gift straight from the heavens. Just the thought of it make your mouth water. Well listen up chocolate lovers, I have good news. Did you know, that there is a day, completely dedicated to eating and celebrating chocolate? Specifically Chocolate covered things? In honor of this day, I did some research on how chocolate originated. The Origin of Chocolate It is unclear who invented or started using chocolate, but the first recorded appearance of chocolate was traced back to the ancient Olmecs of southern Mexico. However, their version of… Read More

Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

You might have missed it, but October 3rd was National Pumpkin Seed Day! But no need to worry, you can still celebrate! Pumpkin seeds often get overlooked, they are in a lot of trail mixes, but do they really do anything for you? Surprisingly, they have many health benefits that most people don’t know about! Here are just a few health benefits that will make you want to celebrate national pumpkin seeds day everyday!   Zinc- Immune Support Pumpkin seeds are actually full of Zinc! But what in the world does zinc do for you? Well, zinc helps your body… Read More

September is National Organic Harvest Month!

Guess what? September is National Organic Harvest Month!   What does it mean? I know what you’re thinking, National Organic Month is nowhere to be found on my calendar so what in the world is it? Well, it originated from organic farmers and natural foods communities to help educate the public about organic farming and foods. It is a month-long campaign to raise awareness of organic farming and production.  In addition to promoting organic foods, it brings attention to how organic farming benefits the earth and makes sure the foods we put into our body are the healthiest and purest… Read More

Happy National Trail Mix Day!

August 31st is National Trail Mix Day! Trail mix is a combination of different nuts and dried fruits that is known to be a protein-packed portable snack.  It has been around for decades, but where in the world did it come from?   Some sources claim that it was invented by two original Californian surfers one day in 1968 when they combined peanuts and raisins to make GORP (good old raisins and peanuts) as a quick and portable snack, However, as long ago as that seems, it’s been around much longer than that. Likely originating in Europe but mixes went… Read More

Little Tips to Make Every Day Earth Day

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” ― Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters “What you take from the earth, you must give back. That’s nature’s way.” ― Chris d’Lacey, The Fire Within   Earth day was founded almost 50 years ago as a day to promote the education of the environment and things that affect the earth, today we can celebrate it in different ways to help heal the planet. Each of us can do little things to change our lifestyle and actions to help take care of our… Read More

March is National Nutrition Month

Hello, fellow nutrition fans! Guess what? March is National Nutrition Month. WOOHOO! What does that mean? Well simply, it is just a month of increased awareness of what you’re putting into your body. The theme for 2018 is “Go further with Foods”. The focus this year is on food preparation to get more and waste less. By preparing foods in advance you benefit by saving money and food, whilst eating healthier. Here are some ways you can include Nutrition Month in your everyday life! 1. Create your own menu:     I know this sounds like overkill but trust me,… Read More

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