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Summer Side Dishes with Olive Your Heart

Warmer weather means picnics, barbeques, beach days, and get-togethers. The one thing in common with all of these gatherings is a lot of food. Often times, it includes store-bought chips, packaged potato salad, and coleslaw. But what I really appreciate are those homemade dishes that people take time to prepare themselves. These items are not only fresher but often add a healthy and delicious alte…

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

People are changing their diets to include more salads. That’s a good thing. But, it’s important to remember that you may be sabotaging your health by what you put on top of your salad. It's important we always check the labels.     Many of the off-the-shelf dressings still contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) and hydrogenated oils. It’s no secret... it’s clearly marked. And the fat-f…

The Heart Smart Benefits of Olive Your Heart®

The olives used in Carlson Olive Your Heart® are made from ancient olive trees from the Kolymvari region in western Crete, Greece. Olive Your Heart® uses a base of Terra Creta extra virgin olive oil because of its low acidity and high levels of polyphenols – and also for its guaranteed quality and great taste.Polyphenols are micronutrients that we get through certain plant-based foods. They are bu…

10-Minute Olive Your Heart® Party Dish Recipes

The holidays are upon us, and there’s a good chance we’ll be attending a holiday party, or even throwing one ourselves. Let’s face it – we’re busy, which often results in pre-made appetizers off the store shelf. You know the old standbys... the colorful vegetable platter or chips and guacamole. This year, surprise your friends, family, or coworkers with some creative, delicious – and best of all e…

3 Ways to Add Omega-3s to Your Thanksgiving Meal

I don’t know what it is about this time of year but once Halloween hits, we get the feeling it’s open season to eat whatever we want. It’s like we have a free pass to go hog wild… at the office, holiday parties, social gatherings, and especially on that big day – Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is the one time of the year when we surprise ourselves with how much we can eat. We begin snacking as we…