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Benefits of Plant-based Protein

Before considering the benefits of plant-based protein, it’s important to understand what protein is and its importance throughout the body. Proteins are amino acids. There are twenty-two known amino acids, organic compounds that combine to form proteins. Nine are called essential amino acids—the body can’t produce them. A complete protein source contains all nine essential amino [...]

Benefits of Plant-based Protein2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator and Pantry

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people, a chance to freshen up their homes and make everything tidy and neat. It’s a good idea to make refrigerators and pantries part of this yearly event. It’s also a great time to recognize that a clean refrigerator and pantry are important parts of a healthy [...]

Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator and Pantry2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

What Does the USDA Organic Seal Mean?

Take a look at any Inspired Organics organic product—cereals, dressings, seeds and nuts, oils, sweeteners, fruits and vegetables, snacks, pastas, sweet treats, broths—and you’ll notice several things across the lineup: the iO logo; colorful, easy-to-read packaging; and a round green, brown,and white black & white seal that’s becoming more and more visible in grocery aisles, [...]

What Does the USDA Organic Seal Mean?2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

How is Organic Food Grown?

Seeds. Sun. Soil. Water. Grow. Harvest. Eat. Enjoy. It sounds easy, right? Inspired Organics makes it easy for you. Our certified organic foods—from frozen fruits and vegetables to prepared dressings, cereals, grains, nuts, and more—let you know you can expect high quality, affordable, hand-selected food with every bite. But how are these foods grown? Growing [...]

How is Organic Food Grown?2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

Delicious Ways to Enjoy Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are a great source of protein, and with a little creativity, they can find their way into your breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. We’ve got some great tips to make this protein powerhouse a functional ingredient. A hard-boiled egg with whole grain bread, organic fruit, and yogurt is a great way to [...]

Delicious Ways to Enjoy Hard-Boiled Eggs2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

Natural Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

The term Easter comes from the Old English ēastre or ēaster, a festival of spring. From there it’s a short leap to go from spring to nature. Amid all the sugary and chocolaty treats that have made their way into the Easter celebration, it might be time to change gears and consider natural ways to [...]

Natural Ways to Dye Easter Eggs2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

Chia Seeds—a superfood worth exploring

If you watch television around the holiday season you can’t miss the “Ch-ch-ch-chia” jingle! That catchy tune introduced chia seeds to millions of people and helped sell thousands of cute little ceramic chia pets. Who knew then that the chia seeds of chia pets would evolve into a modern superfood? Today, trendy chia seeds are [...]

Chia Seeds—a superfood worth exploring2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

The Dirty Dozen™ and the Clean Fifteen™—What’s the difference?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping people live healthier lives in a healthier environment. One area the EWG focuses on is the food we eat and the pesticide residues commonly found on traditionally grown produce. EWG’s analysis of tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nearly [...]

The Dirty Dozen™ and the Clean Fifteen™—What’s the difference?2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

Ways to use Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is getting a lot of good press these days across health, beauty, and food pages, and for a lot of good reasons: coconut oil is a versatile product with a range of beneficial applications. Coconut oil falls under two main categories: unrefined (virgin) and refined. Refined coconut oil has been baked and deodorized [...]

Ways to use Coconut Oil2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00
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