GET YOUR LUNCHBOX GROOVE ON!

It’s that time of the year again….Back to School!  It can be challenging to come up with healthy lunch ideas.  Having a plan for what to pack for lunch will make the school year a whole lot easier and eliminate “lunchbox boredom”. Choose a Lunch Storage System. Brown bag?  Bento Box?  Lunch Totes?  There are…

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING TIPS

There is still plenty of summer left for outdoor entertaining! Make sure you’re prepared by following these entertaining tips and ideas! PREP YOUR YARD Get it clean and in order the day before; mow the grass and free it of debris, toys and tools. CLEAN INSIDE Don’t overlook spaces where guests may be – entry…

MICHIGAN BLUEBERRIES…A BLUE-TIFUL HEALTHY FOOD!

Blueberries are Michigan’s pride and joy, available fresh from July to September and easy to freeze so that they can be enjoyed throughout the year!  Most nutritionists consider blueberries a super food.  Why? Blueberries have consistently been recognized as the fruit with the highest antioxidant activity. These tasty berries offer twice as many health-giving antioxidants…

FIRE UP THE GRILL!

Nothing is more quintessentially summer than preparing and eating your food outside. If you haven’t already, it’s time to fire up the grill. Consider these 5 steps to Healthy Grilling this season: MIX IT UP!  What you choose to grill is just as important as how you grill it!  There is more to life than…

WHY DRINK FRESH SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE?

Here are Eight Good Reasons! 1. It’s Much More Delicious Than Store-Bought! 2. There’s Chemical Flavoring in your 100% Pure OJ!  Even when it says, “100% orange juice,” and the label only has one ingredient (orange juice), the juice is likely to contain added flavorings which manufacturers don’t have to include on the label. (Because…

CONFUSED ABOUT OLIVE OILS?

BULK OLIVE OIL IS NOW AVAILABLE AT HARDING’S WOODBRIDGE! Organic Extra Virgin, Garlic Infused Extra Virgin, Greek Extra Virgin made from Kalamata Olives.       Self Serve.  Only $5.99 btl What You Need to Know About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Extra-virgin olive oil is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. While you…

CAN YOU KOMBUCHA?

  Known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese and originating in the Far East around 2,000 years ago, kombucha is a beverage with tremendous health benefits. Kombucha is a fermented beverage of black tea and sugar (from various sources including cane sugar, fruit or honey) that’s used as a functional food. It contains a colony of bacteria…

GLUTEN FREE SNACKS!

Snack Chips Go Gluten Free! Did you visit our booth at the Women’s Lifestyle Expo in March?  Hopefully you tried this tasty new snack! Full Circle’s newest line of delicious Gluten Free Chips take snacking to a new level. They’re all recipes that are certified gluten free, whether they’re Root Vegetable Chips with Sea Salt,…

MEALS BY MATT

Meet Matt McDonald! Matt is Harding’s Bakery and Deli Supervisor.  Originally from Plainwell, Michigan, he now resides in Kalamazoo with his wife and two children.  Matt loves cooking for his family and experimenting with recipes.  Though he considers himself more of a Foodie than a Chef, he has come up with some great recipes that he…