Posts tagged almonds
Small Independent Farms See Growth by Selling Packaged Foods

Small, independent farms have been a way for many families to make a living on their own land for generations. While seasoned farmers are working towards developing new revenue sources from their core products, the allure of the autonomy and freedom of owning and working a farm is drawing new entrepreneurs into the business.

These small farms provide locally grown produce to their communities and are often the anchor of farmers markets across the country. Considering that food loses nutrient value the farther it has to travel and that vegetables and fruit can take months to reach a grocery store shelf, getting food direct from local farms offers the richest source of truly farm fresh food options. More people are being drawn to what small producers have to offer.

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Simple Almond Butters Direct From The Farm

Unless you're local to Los Angeles, San Francisco or Santa Barbara farmers markets, you may not know of Fat Uncle Farms almond farm. In the almond business for over 50 years, the family has been producing raw, unpasteurized and pesticide free almonds in a variety of styles and flavors. 

Fat Uncle Farm's full farm direct store on Treatmo iOS app takes you through a delicious array of almond flavors from cajun to coconut. But from a basic level their almond butters are just simply delicious and super healthy.

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Eating Nutritious Almond Snacks Every Day Linked to Health

Eating Nutritious Almonds Every Day Linked to Health

If you are a big snacker, you probably have an arsenal of snack items lined up at work or at home from honey roasted peanuts and jalapeño flavored popcorn to BBQ potato chips and vinegar salted pretzels. All of these are fun to eat, but if you are looking for a better-for-you option to rotate in, try raw or roasted flavored almonds. 

They store easily, taste great, have a good crunch, and provide more nutrition than typical snack food. In fact, there are three benefits that put almonds way ahead of other snacking choices.

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Fresh Mango and Turmeric Raw Cupcakes (gluten free)


Often the biggest barrier to getting started is taking that basic first step. When you see a food photo that looks delicious, it also looks like effort. Thanks to a few innovative chefs taking the fear out of food prep that first step is a lot easier.

Making food doesn't have to be difficult. There should also be no fear of failure in the kitchen. Part of the joy is trying new things. I started baking with Terre Botanicals -- an Arizona crafter of finishing sugars, savory blends and edible essential oils recently after learning about the business through Treatmo. 

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Drink This For Better Sleep

Everyday we're either winding up or being wound up from something at work, in the news or online, and at the end of it we're wondering why we can't fall asleep. 

One night recently, I drank a cup of NotMilk a couple of hours before nodding off and awoke feeling refreshed. I tried it again with the same results. Now it's a part of my routine. When not in New York, I order from other local producers I find on Treatmo, or make it at home.

I did a little digging recently to understand why I slept better. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which helps the body produce serotonin, a chemical that boosts mood, reduces anxiety and also helps with sleep. It's found in walnuts and cashews -- two of the nuts in NotMilk's tasty blends.

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