We asked local plant-based chef, college student & creator of the blog "Naturally Lara", Lara MacIntyre, to share with us her top 20 nutrition brands of 2019. No surprise that we share many of the same favs (Siete Foods, GT's, Primal Kitchen...). Are any of your favorite brands on Lara's hot list?
The New Year is HERE, which means millions of people around the world are making "resolutions" that focus on restriction and depletion, instead of gain. What if, in 2020, we are kind to ourselves and frame our resolutions in a positive, nurturing way that ultimately serves us better?
With over 16 grams of protein per serving (and under 2 grams of sugar), these Baked Broccoli Egg Cups are ideal for grab-n-go nutrition for breakfast, pre or post-workout fuel, after school snack, or "anytime" snack!
In this week’s CK delivery, Monday & Tuesday clients will be receiving samples of our delicious protein bars: Coconut, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter. All of our bars, made with 6 ingredients or less, not only deliver an equal balance of protein, carbs, fiber, and good fat, but they also taste amazing (hint: stock up for the holidays with our special CK offer code!).
For years we wanted to improve our packaging and produce a bar in a resealable bag, so you could break off a hunk of chocolate, close up the package up without getting chocolate all over your bag or car. And I wanted to make chocolate that was indulgent like milk chocolate without dairy. We made all of that happen with the introduction of our new Almond Milk Chocolate bars!
Nutritional moderation (the 90-10) means allowing yourself to live a life of optimal health and nutrition and also of enjoyment and realism. It takes some time to get to the point of eating really healthy 90% of each day, but with practice and patience you can get there.
Wondering what to do with all of those Turkey Day leftovers? Besides the obvious turkey sandwiches, add a little spice and combine your turkey (sub for chicken), carrots, peas & sweet potatoes in this comforting, healthy and delicious recipe from local certified Health Coach, and new CK wellness partner, Anne Dwyer.
You can totally (and, literally) “go big or go home” here with the classic favs like the enormous Double Breasted Chicken Parmesan or you can keep it light and healthy by mixing, matching and being mindful of sauces and dressing options. Here is how we do Caffe Tosca "CK style" with healthy twists on your favorite local menu.
Our annual CK "12 Days of Wellness" 3-week home meal delivery session kicks off on Monday, December 2nd ... and, we can't wait to bring you clean nutrition and introduce you to 12 amazing local wellness partners (gifts included with your deliveries!) as we gear up to celebrate the holidays.
What’s better than a salty, sweet, spicy, herbaceous, savory dish for that “I kinda want breakfast...but, I also want lunch” weekend meal affectionately known as “brunch”? We are so fortunate to have incredible local, organic, hand-harvested ingredients right here on the south shore that we think the best way to highlight these incredible resources is to give them a front-row seat at the breakfast-lunch-brunch table.
Welcome to our very first review in a new series we are calling "Drop The Knife" - where we get OUT of our own kitchen and hit the streets to find the best in innovative cuisine, cocktails and ambiance while uncovering healthy options and house specialities. Our first stop: Citrus & Salt (Back Bay, Boston).
Fall is in the air and our friends at Duxbury Saltworks have created the perfect seasonal salt blend for all of our favorite fall dishes. Our new CK Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili highlights the pure flavor of locally harvested salt and the perfect blend of herbs.
As the weather outside begins to have a chill in the air, we turn to our friends a HALE to infuse our cozy Classic Beef Bourguignon recipe with much-needed nutrients and a whole lotta organic, locally-made flavor. With a little advanced planning, you can put this together in under 30 minutes and have a fancy, delicious cold-season-fighting meal waiting for you when you get home.
Need a little healthy weeknight recipe inspiration? Our CK Wild Sheet Pan Salmon can be prepared in advance, leaving you with more time to crush your family Google calendar AND serve up a wholesome dinner.
We've always been told that aging is a natural process that we can't control and that part of the process can often involve losing muscle and gaining fat. It's true that getting older is associated with a loss of muscle, but it doesn't necessarily have to be that way.
The weather this week has been windy, rainy, cold and totally calls for a cozy bowl of healthy chili, right? Here is our CK Quinoa & 3 Bean Chili...gluten-free, diary-free, sugar-free and 100% delicious.
Just as getting a jump start on laundry, workouts, and work deadlines makes us feel more prepared and relaxed, planning a little Sunday meal prep can do this for your health and nutrition.
Finding healthy dinners that are quick to assemble and please everyone can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Here are a few easy dishes my entire family enjoys to eat that are perfect as we transition to fall.
Luckily we are entering one of the best food seasons of the year…harvest time. This is when we can enjoy those end-of-the-summer fresh vegetables and fruits. We all know that a diet high in fruits and vegetable is the key to ultimate health, so pile up your plates and get going on a plant-based diet.
Everything that we put in, or on, our bodies has an impact on our physiological and mental state. Almost everyone feels better when nourishing the body with vegetables and whole foods verses deviating from our typical lifestyle and eating habits. Eating a large, processed, meal and feeling sluggish is "temporary” - but, what if it becomes a cycle that happens daily?
Between cramming for quizzes, hitting snooze and running out the door, there really IS time to throw a little nutrition their way as the kids are running to catch the bus (because "if you miss that bus, I am NOT driving you to school!")
Bone Broth has been around for centuries. It is a healing elixir that restores vital amino acids and helps to rebuild gut health. It aids in sleep, digestion, weight loss and it helps to promote healthy skin, hair, nails. It supports joint and bone health, it aids in muscle pain, helps to hydrate and it is a great way to boost our immune system.
Eating local is an important way to reduce our carbon footprint and support our local farms and communities. Locally grown food just tastes better...nutrient-dense and so incredibly fresh. When you know where your food comes from, you know more about your food and have a stronger connection to it.
Unlike processed salt, our sea salt is made from the pristine waters of Duxbury Bay, MA. It is home to 40 million oysters whose main job is to clean the water. And, different seasons bring different mineral content which creates flavorful, pure salt.
Take heart, all of you dealing with picky eaters at home. While I was a picky kid, I managed to grow up to a healthy adult who interestingly went into the field of nutrition and wellness (my mother laughs every day over that one!) Oh, the irony!
Our resident health & wellness expert shares her top 5 tips for keeping off unwanted weight (both physically and mentally). But, there is no one-size-fits-all in creating your own unique, personalized recipe for total body wellness - it takes trial and error.
Here are a few delicious ways for you to surprise mom on Sunday with the gift of clean, healthy nutrition. She spends a lot of time nourishing your body, mind and soul every day - this weekend is the perfect time to send a little bit of love and TLC back in mom's direction. Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms in our community!
Our friends at Island Creek Oysters (Duxbury, MA) introduce us to their favorite "mother farmer", Cara Joly, in honor of Mother's Day Weekend. Bonus: you can still place orders for Joly oysters (Dennis, MA) in time for the big day.
I make sure to always get my daily servings in of fruit and vegetables but sometimes completely forget about my recommended intake of daily protein. Here are my top choices for incorporating more plant protein into your daily nutrition routine.
“Food is more than what you find on your plate. Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career and a spiritual practice can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life. When primary food is balanced and satiated, your life feeds you, making what you eat secondary.”– Joshua Rosenthal, IIN
Weekend brunch at home (or, lunch, if you completely spaced on daylight savings time like we almost did) can be beautiful, delicious AND healthy (and not super complicated).
Our CK nutrition team stopped into Crow's Landing to check out the new menu and chat about dining out without sacrificing nutrition goals, flavor and fun - it really can be done when you have a menu that is designed with health and wellness (and a little indulgence) in mind.
Did you know that we offer special corporate meal delivery pricing for our local heroes (public service professionals in education, healthcare, police, fire and armed forces) when we deliver for a group at local schools, hospitals, police & fire departments, armed forces facilities and more?
What you purchase, whether its planned or bought on a whim has a profound effect on your waistline as well as your overall health. Planning your meals and snacks and shopping with a list is the most efficient and impactful way of living a healthier lifestyle.
Being from the Pacific Northwest, wild + local salmon was a weekly staple and SO FRESH and delicious. We are bringing those flavors to the east coast with our CK lemon-ginger vinaigrette.
Eating a morning meal kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. Eating a healthy breakfast also breaks the ‘overnight fasting period’ to keep your energy levels up during the day. Do you need to prepare a 3-course meal with every major food group? No. A simple, quick and balanced bite to wake up your body, mind, metabolism and muscles is really all you need.
This Valentine's Smoothie Bowl recipe not only tastes amazing - it is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants from organic berries, healthy fats from nut butter and fiber & potassium from banana.
Roasting vegetables brings out the earthy, hearty and slightly sweet properties of root vegetables. By tossing vegetables in a little prepared herb & garlic oil, the flavor profile is enhanced and elevated while vegetables achieve a creamy, caramelized texture and taste. The squeeze of roasted lemon at the end adds a pop of brightness and acidic note to the dish.
Have you ever found yourself rooting around in the pantry looking for something sweet after a particularly hard day? Perhaps you have found yourself eating chips out of the bag while staring off into the distance, quietly crunching as your mind wanders? If you answered yes to any of these, you have experienced emotional eating.
How can you return from vacation feeling as healthy as you did before you left? Stay active, stay hydrated, make healthy food choices and enjoy everything in moderation.
To us, "total body wellness" is synonymous with "everything in moderation" but, for most Americans, the proportions of vegetables consumed each week is far from balanced.
With temperatures dropping and the idea of staying warm and cozy sounding better and better, why not invite your besties over for brunch at home? Our CK Spinach Frittata is the perfect healthy and hearty dish to whip up in a hurry (pairs great with a mimosa, too!).
Bone broth has been around for centuries and our ancestors had been using it as a powerful survival tool and a healing elixir. Hale Bone Broth founder, Melissa Smith, shares her favorite recipe using this locally-made superfood.
We are sharing our recipe for our client’s favorite Overnight Oats flavor in the hopes that even more of our CK community can start the day with a quick, delicious, filling and energizing breakfast.
Our diary-free, bright & citrus-kissed organic arugula pesto is the star of this beautiful vegan holiday side dish.
Our CK Organic Baby Spinach Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette is a great starter salad or quick & healthy lunch. Getting in a little extra iron over the holidays is great for keeping energy levels up so you can see if "Santa came!" in the wee hours of the morning...
Life is sweet and life is short. Eat your dessert first - without compromising your nutritional goals and dietary needs.
Cooking classes with an emphasis on healthy eating, creative cooking and social engagement
CK 12 Days of Wellness #9 is Health-Ade kombucha - the probiotic tea your tummy needs this winter.
The Hale Bone Broth creator, Melissa Smith, was looking for a way to recover and refuel from her physical workouts and a different way to replenish her body. Bone broth became the answer.
Nectar & Green *Limited Edition* Holiday Spice almond milk is basically Christmas in a glass.
CK 12 Days of Wellness gift #5: XR BBQ Sauce (low-sugar & locally made!)
CK 12 Days of Wellness gift #4 is gluten-free beer from Craft Beer Cellar in Braintree
CK 12 Days of Wellness gift #3: Holiday Spice almond milk from Nectar & Green!
On the second day of wellness, CK gave to me...The Coconut Cult probiotic yogurt!
Visit us on Instagram & Facebook today, tag your favorite brunch-bestie and be automatically entered to win a $50 Crows Landing gift certificate
Anyone know what it is like to host a Thanksgiving dinner and not have a week’s worth of food leftover? If you are anything like me, you enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers more than the actual meal itself.
What is gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar and delicious? Whip up our CK Banana, Coconut & Carob Chip Muffins this weekend and take the time to enjoy an extra cup of coffee before the kitchen erupts in madness.
The holiday season is here! As you spend time running around taking care of holiday decorating, shopping, and everything else on everyone else's wish list, who is taking care of YOU?
Taco Thursday takes on a whole new meaning with our CK Clean & Spicy Citrus Margarita
Winter is officially here and cold & flu season is kicking off with a bang. What are you doing to protect yourself and arm your body with the natural nutrients it needs to fight off Old Man Winter?
These gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar fluffy vegan pancakes are a crowd pleaser (yes, even the tiny people!) and are a cinch to whip up on the weekends. Made with 100% all natural, organic, hand-pressed locally made almond milk from Nectar and Green.
Do you know exactly what you are putting into your body when you eat outside of your own kitchen? Cooking at home - or better yet, letting CK prepare and deliver your meals - is obviously the way to go for truly clean eating since you know exactly what is poppin’ fresh out the kitchen.
Toast both slices of whole grain or gluten-free bread in toaster or toaster oven. Meanwhile, combine avocado, lime, parsley, cilantro, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt and black pepper in a small bowl and, using the back of a fork or a small potato masher tool, lightly combine all ingredients.
While we're known for our famous Crow's Burger, our customers love that we offer a lot of healthier options -- particularly our Roasted Organic Salmon with Zoodles, which is one of our most popular entrees.
Being a vegetable lover I automatically assumed that my children would love them as much as I do… boy was I wrong. Once my son could start communicating he would instantly let me know that anything green was not his thing. Over the past couple of years I have found some fool-proof ways to get my kids to eat vegetables … and actually enjoy them.
It’s 3pm - do you know where your willpower is? As a busy mom, entrepreneur, wife, taxi driver, maid, (you know the drill), the afternoon/afterschool hours can get a little "cray cray” and fueling your body with the right snacks to get you through the madness is not always easy.
Place almond milk, frozen blueberries, yogurt, frozen banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon and Himalayan Pink Sea Salt in a blender and combine until desired consistency is reached (this may require a little extra almond milk if you prefer your smoothies with a thinner consistency).
The Coconut Cult, based in southern California, has a cult following - and they just went vegan. All classic flavors (including a few new ones!) are now gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, non-GMO and totally vegan.
In a large food processor, pulse the almonds and coconut until crumbly. Add in the dates, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, ground flax seeds and Himalayan Pink Sea Salt and pulse until a sticky, fully combined ‘batter’ is formed. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of batter and roll into a ball, then roll over shredded coconut to coat.
Combine first 7 ingredients in large bowl and toss to combine. Sprinkle with chia seeds and toss again. Place all dressing ingredients in high-powered blender or food processor and blend to combine.
If you have never grilled an avocado, you are in for a delicious surprise. Grilling infuses avocado with a smokey taste and a creamier texture and takes your guacamole game to a whole new level.
Kombucha (affectionately known as “booch” on the instagrams of social media influencers and wellness bloggers) is an effervescent probiotic tea that is low in sugar, caffeine and calories.