Mango Tango – Recipes for a Healthy Mango Love Affair

My son is in love with mangoes.  When it’s time to make the weekly grocery shopping list, he eagerly asks, “Are you going to get some mangoes?” The answer is an easy “yes.” Although a whole mango has about 30 grams of natural sugar, it’s low on the glycemic index and provides lots of potassium, [...]

The Delectable Pineapple (Health Benefits + Recipes)

As I slice past the spiny exterior, revealing the golden, sticky-sweet flesh of the fruit inside, I know I’m in for a treat.  I love the uniquely sharp and sweet flavor of the pineapple.  Chopped and added to fresh salsas, it brightens meat, chicken and fish.  Broiled to a syrupy golden-brown and spooned over vanilla [...]

2010 Fruit & Veggie Report Card – What’s Your Grade?

Recently the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance (NFVA) released the National Action Plan to Promote Health Through Increased Fruit and Vegetable Consumption 2010 Report Card.  You may recall that way back in 2005 the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans dramatically increased the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables from 5-9 [...]