It looks like every other grocery store from the outside. But for nearly 40 years, Valley Natural Foods has been doing things differently inside. Kirsten Shabaz is the co-op’s “Fresh Food Educator.” “You wouldn’t be able to walk into a big-box store and find dandelion greens or even ramps probably for that matter,” Shabaz said.
In talking about the latest trends in healthier foods for 2013, one at or near the top of the list is freekeh. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics names it a super food for 2013 because it’s full of protein, fiber and anti-oxidants.
Recipe for Easy Mandarin Freekeh Salad from Bonnie Matthews
A new year brings new foods for us to buzz about. In fact, it seems like every year we are told to add something new to our diets — and cut something out.