Easy Meals for New Moms

Being a new mom is a wonderful, blissful experience…for most of the time. It often seems an incredible feat to take a shower for longer than 5 minutes let alone prepare a healthy, delicious meal for yourself. Even though you need to take care of your child it doesn’t mean you should resort to eating pea and carrot mash for dinner with a side of pasta shapes. And put that lid back on the pickle jar! Get ready to delight in some tantalizing flavors while saving both time and your sanity!

Spinach tortellini soup

Spinach Tortellini Soup
This soup uses fresh spinach for your daily dose of green. Tortellini (cheese or meat) is filling, full of protein and tastes delicious. Just toss everything in, bring to a boil and simmer. Soup is amazing for a quick meal and reheats so easily in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Jewelled Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
You will not believe how fast this dish came together (less than 20 min). Cauliflower rice is popular right now as a low carb substitute for carb-rich grains like rice or pasta. Pairing it with baked or pan fried chicken makes for a delicious and balanced meal! Makes 6-7 portions (can keep in the fridge for up to 4-5 days). Tip: Make an Indian spice blend in advance of: 4 parts cumin, 2 parts coriander, 1 part turmeric, 1 part chili powder, 1 part paprika store in the cupboard and use to season cauliflower rice, chicken, beef, shrimp, or use in curries!

Salmon in Tomato and Feta Sauce
If you need something quick, fish is always your best bet because of its short cooking time (just ’til flaky!). This savoury sauce is perfect over salmon and takes all but 15 minutes to put together, feta and tomato are superstars together and even goes over well with kids. Salmon is high in omega 3’s which supports brain health and (bonus!) can give skin that glowing, healthy look. Tip: Throw in asparagus spears beside salmon and bake at the same time!

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Pasta Puttanesca is an Italian family favourite and contains pungent, herbaceous flavors such as black olives, basil and anchovies. The great thing about this recipe is you can add in whatever you like such as tuna, broad beans, lentils, chicken or bacon and it will still taste just as amazing!

Grilled Chicken and Cabbage Salad with Tahini
This salad is great for busy bodies because it contains cabbage which does not wilt even when dressed. This means you can make a double batch, store in your fridge over night and it will be perfectly fine for lunch the next day. Plus, if you haven’t heard how nutritious cabbage is, the benefits are endless and provides a satisfying crunch to any meal!

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli
The Bircher Muesli! I’m sure you’ve already heard of this revolutionary way of eating oats. It’s quick, easy and dare we  say fun, to make! Prepare in a small bowl, mug or jar (as pictured below), let sit in the fridge overnight and in the morning you have a lovely serving of muesli with all of your favourite add-ins.

Being a new mom can be hard! But eating well and eating what you want to eat can be easy with the right strategies and recipes!

Cocunut Oil and the Fountain of Youth

Coconut oil is a natural oil derived by pressing the tough white “meat” of the palm coconut, which produces as thick, transparent liquid oil that solidifies at room temperature into a hard white greasy mass. Coconut oil is greatly extolled as an anti-aging “superfood” that’s good for your heart, skin, and hair, a natural anti-ager, and great to consume just about as much as you want of with only positive effects.

Of course, as with many foods or substances of near-legendary hype status, the truth is a bit more mixed than that. Let’s dive into some of the most commonly proclaimed virtues of coconut oil and separate fact from fiction.

Coconut oil

Coconut Oil: “It’s a Healthy Fat, So Eat Up!”
About 84% of coconut oil’s calories are from saturated fat (compared to olive oil’s 14% and butter’s 63%), but it is frequently claimed that high quantities of coconut oil are fine, or even good, because they contain “good” fats. Specifically, coconut oil is made up primarily of medium-chain triglycerides (aka MCTs). MCTs are supposedly better than the more common longer-chain lipids, which are found in large quantities in vegetable oil, dairy, and animal fats.

There are studies that point to coconut oil providing an increased level of HDL cholesterol, which is considered the “good” kind of cholesterol because it helps remove plaque from your arteries. That said, coconut oil consumption also increases LDL cholesterol, aka the “bad” kind, which can cause plaque buildup in your arteries. Granted, small amounts of even “bad” cholesterol are necessary for survival because many essential hormones are synthesized from cholesterol (which is why “zero cholesterol” diets are a terrible idea, and can be dangerous, while low cholesterol diets are more sensible), but you don’t need more than just a little. In any case, the fact that coconut oil increases “good” cholesterol is countered by the fact that it also increases the “bad” kind, meaning it’s far from the freebie food that you can just eat however much you want of, and should be consumed in as much moderation as any other food high in saturated fat (in other words, go ahead and add a tablespoon to your coffee if you like the taste and the way it feels, but that’s about where you should stop on an average day).

Anti-Aging?
Coconut oil does contain antioxidants, and for this reason is often said to be an anti-aging superfood that does everything from slow down wrinkling of the skin to aiding with memory issues arising from Alzheimer’s. While it does have beneficial antioxidants, it’s antioxidant count is fairly low, and you’d be better off with high-antioxidant fruits, vegetables, and grains.

Skin and Hair
So coconut oil may not be the magical superfood it’s hyped up to be, but what about applications to skin and hair care?

This one actually has a fair bit of truth to it. While coconut oil alone shouldn’t replace a solid hair or skincare routine, a small dab of it on your face on top of your moisturizer can be a great help moisturizing, and a little bit rubbed into your hair can help prevent damage, too. Just don’t overdo it; oil is still oil, and can cause breakouts or greasy looking hair/skin if you use way too much.

B Vitamins and Aging

We have more than enough to worry about as we age, so wouldn’t it be nice to solve at least one problem before it happens, or correct it if it already has? This probably sounds like a no-brainer, and with recent advances in medical knowledge, it’s even easier to arm yourself with information to make sure you age gracefully.

Not much was understood about the relationship between B vitamins and aging until somewhat recently, but it is becoming rather clear with recent discoveries that there is likely some kind of connection worth exploring.

Vitamins

Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Age
One thing to be keenly aware of is that as you get up there in years, your body looses some of its ability to absorb and process vitamin B12 from your diet. This can lead to a number of symptoms, like anemia, (which often manifests as sluggishness, generalized weakness, and fatigue), muscle weakness, shakiness, incontinence, unsteady gait, low blood pressure, fatigue, cognitive problems (including poor memory), and mood disorders like depression, mood swings, etc. A vast majority of these symptoms, save for anemia, will generally be simply dismissed as “signs of aging.” This can be avoided by simply taking a vitamin B12 supplement.

B Vitamin Myths
The only solid evidence for a connection between B vitamins and aging is that our bodies grow less proficient at absorbing vitamin B12 as we grow older, and this should probably be corrected for. You should be skeptical of any other claims, such as purported links between overloading on B vitamins and improved skin appearance and health. In fact, overdosing on some B vitamins can cause serious side effects. Too much vitamin B-3 (Niacin) can cause skin flushing, pain, liver toxicity, and high blood sugar. Too much vitamin B-6 can cause nerve damage and skin lesions. Too much B-9 (aka Folate or Folic Acid) can cause kidney damage, and can mask the presence of a B-12 deficiency, if you have one. Too much vitamin B-12 can cause acne and rosacea in some. Of course, deficiencies have nasty side effects too, but taking way more than necessary is, as you can see, more harmful than helpful.

In short, definitely do take a vitamin B-12 supplement to prevent deficiency as you age, but don’t take more than 100% DV on B12 or any other B vitamins, or almost any vitamins, for that matter.

As ever, a healthy dose of doubt is always helpful in discerning fact from fiction, whether in skincare, overall health, or life in general. And when in doubt, see if you can find a consensus of expert opinion—which means a majority of experts are in agreement, not just one or two—and/or double-blind controlled-variable clinical studies. If you can’t find either, take the claim as an unknown possibility at best, and falsification at worst.

Boost Your Health with Brown Algae

It seems like with every new season, a new superfood hits the shelves in grocery stores. But if there’s one that’s not a fad and is sure to stick around, it’s brown algae. Brown algae is said to promote healthy weight loss, increase energy levels and improve skin conditions. More specifically, brown algae can help to slow down cellular aging, promote a healthy glow and help with certain skin conditions, like eczema.

Brown algae

What is Brown Algae?
Algae is a generic term for any plant-based organism found growing in water. Seaweed is another term used to describe algae. Most people have heard of kelp, which is also another term for brown algae. Brown algae grows in colder waters and is mostly harvested in the Northern Hemisphere. Don’t confuse brown algae or kelp with versions of algae that are farm grown, like spirulina. These unnaturally harvested versions will never have the same levels of nutrients and are more prone to contamination.

How Does Brown Algae Improve Health?
While some natural ingredients are debated by scientists, it is well known that the reason brown algae is so beneficial is because of its high levels of iodine. Iodine helps to regulate the thyroid gland, which has a direct effect on nearly every part of the human body. By helping the thyroid gland balance hormones, a single serving of brown algae can help the body to perform more efficiently. Brown algae also has a long list of other nutrients, like potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, calcium and selenium. It’s been described as nature’s multivitamin.

How to Use Brown Algae for Skin
Brown algae is the most commonly used type of algae in skincare products so there is a high chance that one might already be using the ingredient without realizing it. The extract of the plant is used so this alone can be mixed into homemade beauty products easily and with plenty of benefits. Brown algae can also be eaten raw or added into food as desired. Keep in mind that as with many plants, overpreparation of the food can remove many of its beneficial nutrients. If the idea of eating the plant raw is unappealing, try mixing it into a smoothie.

When it comes to using brown algae for skin, topical or internal use of the plant are beneficial. As more beauty companies turn to brown algae, more is studied regarding the plant. It has been shown to naturally encourage the development of collagen, which tends to dissipate with age and strengthen the skin while promoting greater moisture retention.

In general, brown algae helps to prevent the natural cell aging process. As the body ages, cells tend to rejuvenate slower and are unable to repair themselves as they once were. But brown algae has been shown to prevent this slowdown and keep skin cells operating efficiently.

Algae, in general, has been used for years in the beauty world, but brown algae has proven itself to be one of the best plants that the ocean has to offer. Adding it to a skin regimen is not only a great idea but highly recommended.

Nutshell Powder: Uses & Benefits

Nutshell

The shells of some nuts can be used in a variety of different ways you’ve probably never known. Typically, walnuts prove to be the most useful as they possess a significantly large hard outer shell that can be grounded into powder. Nutshell powder has been used for centuries where it was originally implemented in folk medicine. You can purchase walnut shell powder easily today and many individuals even buy it in bulk to add it to their beauty products thereby enhancing the product’s absorption in the skin.

Industrial Uses
Walnut shells, when grounded to a powder of various sizes have been used as fillers in synthetic resin adhesives, industrial tiles and plastics. In fact, around 50% of the walnut shell powder produced in the world is used in the plastic industry alone. The shell powder also has uses as an abrasive for polishing metal castings and even jewellery. Dyes are also made from walnut shells and leaves in countries like Turkey and the high tannin content of green walnut shells is also used in the leather industry. Additionally, pharmaceutical grade charcoal can be prepared from walnut shells.

As well as walnuts, shell powder is also made from coconuts where it is used as a filler in the manufacture of moulding powders such as synthetic resin glues, bakelite and formaldehyde. It is also found widely in plywood and laminated boards. Furthermore, coconut shell powder is used as a raw material in the activated carbon industry.

In Asia, coconut shell powder is widely used in the creation of insect repellents like mosquito coils. It is also found in incense in India due to its burning qualities and ability to be moulded into a long and thin uniform stick.

Beauty Products
It may sound strange, but many individuals actually buy nutshell powder (usually from walnuts) to add to their beauty products. By adding this fine powder to a cream, lotion or body wash you actually give the product an additional ability to exfoliate amongst its other purposes. Nutshell powder gently exfoliates the outer layers of the dermis allowing the cream or lotion to better absorb deeper into the skin. Some cosmetic companies automatically include walnut shell powder into their facial peels, skin cleansers and scrubs because it has become so popular.

Other exterior uses of walnut shell powder extend to skin issues like acne, eczema, blisters and even ringworm. Many individuals also use it to treat more serious skin problems such as psoriasis and canker sores. Nutshell powder can generally be used to treat skin conditions that occur as a result of fungal infection.

Health Uses
The outer shell of the black walnut in powdered form can help with numerous health ailments. It assists in eliminating intestinal parasites and tapeworms and the powder is extremely abundant in iodine. When taken internally in capsule form it can also support and regulate the functioning of the thyroid gland. Some doctors will even recommend internal intake of walnut extracts for problem such as gout, glandular problems and rheumatism.

The Value of Ginseng Root

Ginseng is an incredibly popular herbal supplement and has been used around the globe for centuries as a natural medication. The majority of users use ginseng root to boost their memory and energy levels but there are plenty of other reasons to look into making ginseng root part of a daily routine.

Ginseng root

Types of Ginseng
Before adding ginseng root to any diet, it’s important to understand that there are three different types of the herb, each with their own unique list of properties.

  • Siberian Ginseng: Even though Siberian ginseng shares the name of the herb, it is technically not a type of ginseng. However, many still swear by Siberian ginseng and claim that it stimulates the immune system and promotes better overall health.
  • Korean Ginseng: Korean ginseng, sometimes called Asian ginseng, is packed full of ginsenosides, which are believed to be the component that is responsible for the herb’s healing power. Korean ginseng is often described as the “hot” ginseng option.
  • American Ginseng: This form of ginseng also contains ginsenosides. Don’t let the name confuse you. It has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is considered the “cool” type of ginseng.

Which Type is Right?
A few factors need to be taken into consideration when choosing ginseng. Most scientific research surrounds Korean ginseng but American ginseng is getting some attention from researchers lately as well.

If budget is a concern, American ginseng may not be the best option. It cannot be used until the root is at least six years old, which makes supply and demand difficult to balance. The price of American ginseng has drastically increased over the years.

Siberian ginseng is technically not a member of the ginseng family but many still turn to it for its anti-viral properties. If more traditional benefits of ginseng are desired, American or Korean is recommended.

What Does Ginseng Do?
Listed below is a basic list of benefits directly related to the consumption of ginseng. Keep in mind that most medical professionals recommend taking ginseng in cycles. For example, rather than taking the supplement on a daily basis, include it for several weeks and then stop for the same number of weeks before beginning again.

  • Memory: Studies have shown that ginseng can improve both memory and mood in young and middle-aged adults.
  • Diabetes: Studies on lab mice have shown that ginseng can help lower blood sugar levels and lead to healthy weight loss.
  • Cancer: Tumor growth can be slowed with the intake of ginseng.
  • Heart Health: Studies are early but suggest that ginseng can provide anti-hypertensive effects and protect against heart failure.
  • Skin Care: Ginseng possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can help remove eye puffiness and smooth wrinkles.
  • Menopausal Symptoms: Ginseng may be able to help with several unwanted menopausal symptoms, including depression.

These are the most common uses of ginseng. There are countless other ailments and conditions that the herb is said to help with. Always discuss the use of any supplement with a medical professional but rest assured that ginseng is considered very safe and effective for the majority of the population.

Adding Turmeric to Your Diet

Turmeric is a spice that has a rich history. It has been used in India for centuries and has gained fame as a medicinal herb. Science is just now beginning to catch up with what locals have been claiming for years. Turmeric does indeed have some impressive medicinal properties that just about anyone can benefit from. A short list of ailments that turmeric treats include jaundice, toothaches, bloody urine, menstrual difficulties and flatulence. But what the spice is best known for is its anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric powder

What Makes Turmeric the Anti-Inflammatory Spice?
There are many compounds found in turmeric that give it medicinal properties but the most important is certainly curcumin. It’s important to know that most scientific studies surrounding this compound are conducted using pure curcumin and most samples of turmeric only contain 3% curcumin. For this reason, it is always suggested to deeply research any turmeric supplier to make sure that it has the highest level of curcumin possible. It is also recommended to take black pepper with any dosage of turmeric as it will help the body absorb the curcumin.

How Does Curcumin Work?
In some studies, the strength and effectiveness of curcumin has been proven to be comparable with certain anti-inflammatory drugs. This is excellent news for those who are trying to deal with their health issues in a more natural manner.

Before really understanding the effects of curcumin found in turmeric, it’s important to understand that inflammation is actually a good thing. When areas of the body become inflamed, it allows the body to fight bacteria and infection and also helps to set up the healing process. If the body wasn’t able to become inflamed, bacteria would easily attack and destroy it.

So why does anyone need anti-inflammatory medication? While initially beneficial, long-term inflammation can cause serious health issues. Most health professionals believe that long-term inflammation plays a serious role in the development of certain types of cancers, heart disease and a long list of other degenerative conditions.

The addition of turmeric and the curcumin that it contains can help to keep dangerous inflammation at bay. Curcumin works by blocking a specific molecule that is linked to excessive inflammation. In other words, curcumin fights inflammation where it starts and prevents it from getting out of control in the first place.

Turmeric

What Else Can Turmeric Do?
Besides its magnificent anti-inflammatory properties, which can prevent the onset of serious diseases, turmeric and its compound curcumin can also work as a potent antioxidant, which can neutralize excess free radicals that can have a negative effect on DNA.

Turmeric can also help to increase healthy levels of certain brain cells, which could be a preventative measure against Alzheimer’s disease and other common brain disorders. Turmeric can also help to improve memory and even make it easier to learn and retain new information.

Overall, turmeric is not just a flavorful spice to add to dinner dishes. It can be used to improve daily health and even extend the average lifespan by preventing the onset of serious diseases, mainly thanks to its main component curcumin.

Three Ways to Benefit from Resvertrol

Woman having red wine

Resveratrol is part of a group of compounds derived from plants called polyphenols. It is found abundantly in the skin of red grapes, as well as in berries and peanuts and is the reason why consuming red wine is often touted as having numerous health benefits. Advertisements for resveratrol claim it can do virtually anything from promoting weight loss to extending people’s lives. Here we detail three ways you can benefit from taking this wonder-drug.

Anti-Aging
Every day, our bodies are exposed to environmental factors such as pollution or even just stress that lead to the formation of free-radicals. Excessive amounts of free radicals are known to cause premature aging which can also lead to disease. Resveratrol works as an antioxidant and scavenges these free-radicals keeping our bodies healthier and our skin looking younger. In the past few decades, there have been literary thousands of studies conducted on resveratrol which have highlighted how the compound prevents oxidative stress in our blood vessels and helps promote normal cell replication. All in all. this means supplementing it will ensure you stay in tip-top condition throughout your life.

Disease Prevention
Phytochemicals like resveratrol are known to reduce individual’s risk of developing major diseases. Resveratrol has shown itself to reduce inflammation in the body and prevent the oxidation of LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol preventing the formation of clots that can lead to heart attacks. The supplement has also shown to limit the spread of cancerous cells and help promote their apoptosis or death. Additionally, the compound prevents insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes, keeping the effect of the blood-sugar hormone insulin working as best as it can. Resveratrol has also shown to increase levels of the hormone leptin which regulates fat storage and therefore assists with weight loss and prevention of over-eating.

Mental Health and Cognitive Decline
By improving cellular support, resveratrol has also shown to boost mental health and help prevent cognitive decline. One study in Germany involving 56 healthy volunteers found the use of resveratrol led to an increased ability in simple tasks such as remembering words. Additionally, those who took the supplement had an increase in functional connectivity of the hippocampus, an area of the brain used for the organization of memory, compared to those who took placebo. Preliminary studies have also shown that resveratrol may prevent nerve damage and the buildup of plaque in the brain that leads to Alzheimer’s disease.

Dosage
Dosages used in studies are typically higher than those found in supplements today with the amount shown to be beneficial being around 2000mg and most supplements containing anywhere between 250-500mg. Generally speaking recommended maximum doses lie around 500mg/day. However, even though resveratrol is present in much smaller amounts in red wine, at around 2mg per glass, nations that consume red wine in abundance such as France have shown to have far reduced the risk of numerous diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. This means supplementing even just 250mg/day is likely to yield numerous benefits.

Plumped and Younger Looking Skin

Beautiful woman

The older we get, the more many of us are hoping for plumped-up and younger-looking skin. Unfortunately, all the hoping and wishing in the world won’t just make that happen, so it’s going to require work and effort not to mention finding the right products for your particular skin type. Don’t worry, because we have some tips to help you get on the road to getting the plumped and younger-looking skin you desire.

Use Products with Peptides
Peptides are these fabulous little compounds that actually encourage collagen production in the skin. When peptides are applied to your skin, they’re basically telling your body that more collagen is needed. Collagen is what gives skin its firmness, so the more collagen that’s present, the more plumped-up and youthful your skin can appear to be.

Consider Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers essentially diminish creases, wrinkles, folds, and lines to decrease their appearance and fill them out a bit to give the area a more youthful appearance. They can be used on the hands as well as on the face. It’s a noninvasive treatment that could be done in very little time, even on your lunch hour, and you’ll start to see the results instantly. While there may be some swelling or bruising, the results should be natural looking.

Woman applying moisturizer

Use a Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Moisturizing your skin on a daily basis is incredibly important, but so is sunscreen. If you’d rather not do a two-step process, there are numerous moisturizers that already have sunscreen right in them. We all know that the sun can do some serious damage to your skin such as causing age spots and wrinkles, but using a moisturizer with sunscreen can offer a big punch of protection. Additionally, it can provide you with a more even skin tone and help you look younger. There’s also the huge added benefit of protecting yourself from skin cancer.

Stick to a Skin Regimen
Coming up with the right skin regimen and actually sticking to it could do wonders for helping you have plumped and younger-looking skin. There are so many different products out there, but it’s important that you find the right ones for you and use them as directed. Yes, using a cleanser, toner, serum, etc, can seem like a hassle, but it can do amazing things for your skin. Make sure to use them in the right order as well!

So what’s one of the best things that you can do if you’re trying to have more plumped and younger-looking skin? See a dermatologist and don’t hesitate to ask questions. While it’s great to consider generalized advice and tips, there’s nothing quite like getting medical advice that’s specifically tailored to you. Your dermatologist can give you tips that pertain to your particular skin type and what would be best for you to try in terms of products, lifestyle changes, and techniques. It could make a world of difference not only in how your skin looks but with how it feels as well.

Adding Grapes to Meals

Did you know that resveratrol, which is a polyphenolic compound that’s said to have antioxidant properties, is found in grapes? Although all grapes contain resveratrol, it’s the purple and red ones that contain far more than the others. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with sitting there snacking on grapes in between meals, but you can actually incorporate them into your dishes in some fantastic ways. Check out the following ideas for how you can add grapes to your next meal.

Baguette

Grapes on Baguette
One of the most popular meals ever involves combining a baguette, honey, mustard, dried cranberries, brie, and grapes. All you have to do is toast the baguette, put on some brie, then sprinkle on dried cranberries. Next, use scissors to chop up grapes into small pieces and put them on the sandwich, then drizzle everything with honey and mustard. Sometimes I’ll warm it up, other times I’ll just eat it as is, but it never disappoints.

Grilled chicken wrap

Grape and Grilled Chicken Wrap
This is super simple to make and it’s a filling meal. Put diced chicken in a skillet, and once it’s cooked all the way through, put in some Italian dressing and let all the flavors cook together for a few minutes. Turn off the heat, move it over to a cool burner, then throw in chopped up grapes, tomato, and arugula and mix it all together. Put it all on a wheat wrap and you’re good to go.

Ranch pizza

Ranch and Grape Pizza
Take a plain pizza crust and top it with a layer of cheddar cheese (crust area included). Top that with chopped green onions, chopped up grapes, and chopped up broccoli. Bake according to the cooking instructions on the pizza crust packaging. While that’s cooking, crisp up some bacon in a frying pan. Once the pizza is done, sprinkle it with chopped up bacon and drizzle with ranch dressing.

Selection of sandwiches

Fruit, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Cream Cheese Sandwich
Making this sandwich is super easy and only takes minutes. Soften a bit of cream cheese in a microwave, then spread it on one side of your favorite bread (I use multi-grain). On the other side, put peanut butter. Top it with chopped up grapes and sliced strawberries, then sprinkle on some semi-sweet chocolate chips. Close the sandwich, then for the final step, toast up both sides in a frying pan until all the ingredients melt together. You can eat it warm or wait until it cools; personally, I love it either way.

One of the best things about grapes – other than they contain Resveratrol of course – is that they’re incredibly versatile. They pair well with salty or sweet ingredients, with cheese and chicken and a whole slew of ingredients in between, and they’re good for you. They even make for a delicious frozen treat during the summer or all year long. Don’t hesitate to experiment in the kitchen and see what grape recipes you come up with. Now that you have some ideas for how to incorporate grapes into your meals, it’s time to get cooking! Happy eating!