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4 Natural Sweeteners to Use Instead of Sugar

4 Natural Sweeteners to Use Instead of Sugar

Life is sweet in California. We’ve got our blue skies and ocean, purple flowers on the mountains and (since we’re always up on healthy food trends) sweeteners labeled “Natural” in our stores that range in color from yellow to ...
Mint Chip Frozen Greek Yogurt

Mint Chip Frozen Greek Yogurt

This is not the mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe you remember from your childhood. Ice cream has evolved over the years, from the classic dairy delight atop a sugar cone to a low-fat, yogurt-filled cup with fresh fruit and superfood toppings. Tak ...
PB&J French Toast Cups

PB&J French Toast Cups

Some days you don’t know what you’re craving. Your fridge is bare, or maybe there’s just nothing tickling your taste buds. These are the days you put together a basic PB&J (though it will never be as good as Mom’s). Since ...
5 Healthy Swaps for Holiday Baking

5 Healthy Swaps for Holiday Baking

Is there anything cozier than baking during the holidays? The weather outside may be frightful, but inside it’s warm and wonderfully fragrant with cinnamon and chocolate. Think that because you’re on a diet you can’t indulge in holi ...
Clean Hot Cocoa

Clean Hot Cocoa

Even holding a cup of cocoa seems to warm you on a cold winter’s day. Unfortunately, the store-bought packets can be loaded with added sugar, corn syrup and artificial flavors. Though this cleaned-up version isn’t made in the microwave, y ...
Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

French fries with zero grams of fat? That’s the magic of oven-baking and using creative, healthy substitutions for the usual heavy oils. In this recipe, sweet potato wedges are tossed with pure vanilla and a light sprinkling of cinnamon, then b ...
Java Joy: Vitacost Launches Blissful Coffee Line

Java Joy: Vitacost Launches Blissful Coffee Line

Some people remember the first time that they drove a car, got a dog or stayed up all night. One of my most memorable moments: My first cup of coffee! I was in my first year of college at UCLA and invited to the local cafe by a senior (wow!). I docto ...