Healthy and Happy

The Best Springtime Herbs for Your Garden

The Best Springtime Herbs for Your Garden
Knowing which types of herbs to use can make a huge difference in the recipes you make. May's blog is all about sharing some our favorite herbs to use during the spring. You want to focus on the what we're calling the classic "lighter' herbs that delight the palate. If you're foodies like us, herbs matter because great taste matters.

5 Tips for a Healthy Immune System

5 Tips for a Healthy Immune System
The past two-three years have been quite challenging for us all. The pandemic has many of us focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and finding ways to boost our immune system. In this month's blog, we offer 5 tips for maintaining a healthy immune system. Stock the pantry so that creating immune boosting meals becomes easy for you and your family. Share your recipes with your family, friends and even strangers on social media. This way, we all share in building a healthy community.

Healthy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres

Healthy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres
Holidays often result in overeating foods that are not healthy. This season we're hoping to help you choose Healthy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres that will make all the difference in fulfilling your need for flavor and a better for you choice.

Fall Produce Guide - 17 Fruits and Vegetables to Enjoy This Fall Harvest Season

Fall Produce Guide - 17 Fruits and Vegetables to Enjoy This Fall Harvest Season
Fall foods bring us comfort and lots of delicious flavors. Here are 17 fall foods you want to incorporate into your whole food choices. We've also added our bonus recipe for your cooking pleasure.

Back-to-School Snacks for Everyone

Back-to-School Snacks for Everyone
As many of us gear up for the back-to-school season or a long-awaited return to the office, the carefree days of summer spent in Mother Nature will soon pass. We're sharing how your family can keep your kitchen fully stocked with back-to-school snacks for both children and adults.

Who Doesn't Like a Great Tasting Sandwich? Let's Keep It Healthy.

Who Doesn't Like a Great Tasting Sandwich? Let's Keep It Healthy.
Making a sandwich is a favorite American pastime. It's not surprising that we have a national sandwich month, which is August. In celebration, we're inviting you to be creative and healthy when crafting sandwiches this month. From the bread, plant based protein, veggies, to the fillings, we're here to guide you through it all with our 7 tips for making a more mindful healthy sandwich.

The Farmers Market: Navigating Good Health

The Farmers Market: Navigating Good Health
It's Nola's Healthy and Happy blog for July 2021 is all about navigating the Farmers Market. We have helpful tips to get you prepared for shopping, when to shop, and what to shop for. We encourage you to learn about the farmers who care for the foods you eat. Not only do local farmers markets connect us to our food system, they also provide us with the freshest foods picked at the perfect time for human consumption.

Summer Smoothie Time!

Summer Smoothie Time!

Smoothies can be enjoyed any time of the day and evening. In the summer, smoothies make the best refreshing drinks and when carefully planned can make the best nutritional meals. 

8 Ways to Get Outside & Reconnect with Mother Nature

8 Ways to Get Outside & Reconnect with Mother Nature
  The start of the spring season is finally here and that means it’s time to step out of winter hibernation and head outside into the great outdoor...

What Healthy and Happy Means to Us

What Healthy and Happy Means to Us
Welcome to “Health & Happiness,” the blog of It’s NOLA. This is a place where we will share ideas about beauty, better health, fitness, food, ...