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  • Kid-Friendly Healthy Snack Recipes

    Kid-Friendly Healthy Snack Recipes
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 16, 2017

    Summertime can mean crazy time for parents, depending on the number of kids you have and activities they’re in. Regardless of the summer agenda, though, it’s important to keep the kids — and adults carting them places — well-fueled. Snack time during summer vacation tends to go to a whole…

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  • Superfoods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

    10 Superfoods to Incorporate Into Your Diet
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 9, 2017

    For professionals balancing family and work, consistently eating healthy can be a burden. It’s one of those things you know you should do, but convenience frequently takes precedence over healthy choices in the name of saving time. Fortunately, the idea that it somehow takes more time and energy to eat…

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  • Meal prepping for the whole week

    Tips for Meal Prepping for the Whole Week
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 2, 2017

    There are two main components essential to reaching your physical peak — regular exercise and a healthy diet. We know it takes hard work at the gym to see results, but one often-overlooked fact is that it also takes commitment and hard work to consistently eat well, particularly if you’re…

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  • Locally Sourced vs. Organic

    Locally Sourced Versus Organic Foods
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    July 26, 2017

    When making the conscious decision to eat healthy foods, you’re bound to come across the word “organic.” It’s mentioned so often that it may seem like it can be used interchangeably with the word “healthy,” but is that actually the case? Further, how does organic food compare to locally sourced…

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  • Benefits of Including Lemon in Your Diet

    The Benefits of Including Lemons in Your Diet
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    July 19, 2017

    When it comes to eating healthy, it’s always better to make sound choices you can sustain over the long haul rather than a temporary fad diet that may last only a month or two. It’s much easier to keep your body in top condition when healthy eating habits become second…

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  • What is Food Yoga?

    What is Food Yoga?
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    July 12, 2017

    Anyone who has participated in yoga knows that it’s a simultaneously strenuous and relaxing way to stay in shape. Whether you hit the yoga studio every day, or have tried just one class at the local gym, you have an idea of how difficult but ultimately rewarding it can be….

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  • Tips for Composting at Home

    Tips for Composting at Home
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    July 5, 2017

    If you’ve ever considered gardening at home, be it plants and flowers or fresh fruits and vegetables, you should also consider composting. Even if you don’t garden, composting at home can help make your lawn greener while you recycle common kitchen scraps. Serious gardeners most likely already know how to…

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  • Tips for Avoiding Produce Pesticides

    Tips for Avoiding Produce Pesticides
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    June 29, 2017

    Three of the biggest-buzz phrases in the food world at the moment are “organic,” “locally sourced” and “farm-to-table.” The three have their differences and similarities, but one common denominator is they all tend to focus on pesticide-free produce. No matter your diet, the best food options use no synthetic materials…

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  • What is the Raw Food Diet?

    What Is the Raw Food Diet?
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    June 21, 2017

    When it comes to healthy living, fad diets can be effective at losing weight quickly but they don’t work for the long term. A complete change of lifestyle is always the better choice for establishing weight loss that lasts and an eating plan you can stick with for more than…

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  • Tips for Purchasing Produce by Season

    Tips for Purchasing Produce by Season
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    June 14, 2017

    This summer when you enjoy fresh sweet corn at a barbecue, or later in the fall when you snap a bite of a crispy apple, those enjoyable experiences won’t be by chance. The reason it seems some produce items taste better at certain times of year is because they actually…

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  • Beginner's Guide to Mindful Eating

    A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Eating
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    June 7, 2017

    Diets come and diets go, and most are fleeting. Rarely will you come across a diet or meal plan you embrace and follow for the rest of your life. Rather, a diet may work for a while, but often the habits, choices and values of whatever diet you choose fade…

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  • Choosing a Fresh Food Delivery Service

    Tips for Choosing a Fresh Food Delivery Service
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    May 31, 2017

    Everyone knows it’s best to eat healthily, but it’s not an easy habit to get into. For those with ultra-busy schedules, it’s often easier to grab something quick that’s likely not as healthy as you’d like. Eating healthy is a time commitment. It takes time to plan and shop for…

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  • What is the Mediterranean Diet?

    What Is the Mediterranean Diet?
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    May 24, 2017

    In the vast landscape of diets, the Mediterranean diet is one that could be considered a lasting lifestyle change instead of a meal plan. It’s much more than just a set of guidelines, a list of dos and don’ts or numbers to keep track of. Sure, there is a general…

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  • Family Friendly Things to Do in Fremont

    Family-Friendly Things to Do in Fremont
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    May 17, 2017

    The San Francisco Bay area has much more to do and see than just the city of San Francisco itself. Your first thought may be Oakland or nearby San Jose, but there are also many other cities, towns and communities chock full of fun activities. The city of Fremont is…

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  • locally sourced vs farm to table

    Farm-to-Table Food vs. Locally-Sourced Food
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    May 12, 2017

    Today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information and labels on food. For those looking to eat healthily, however, there is one label or phrase that is music to the ears — all-natural ingredients.   How Are All-Natural Foods Healthier for Us? Eating foods with natural ingredients is…

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