Celebrate Autumn with Healthy Comfort Food

Sure, pumpkin spice is nice for fall-themed food and drink, but at Great Care we also think a healthy variety of comfort fruits and veggies is the way to go this autumn. Especially since these nutritious and delicious autumn produce favorites are in this harvest season: Apples Beets Brussels sprouts and cabbage Cranberries Persimmons Pomegranates […]

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day Brunch

Great Care loves Mom. She brings us the greatest gift of all, the amazing gift of life. So why not go above and beyond to bring her the joy she so most certainly deserves? Brunch! Trending in popularity these days, brunch is that beautiful combination of breakfast and lunch that has become a staple in […]

Healthy Shopping Helps the Heart

Great Care knows the spring season is a great time to embrace a heart-healthy lifestyle, especially focusing on fresh produce from the grocery store or local farmer’s markets. The American Heart Association reminds us all that eating healthy starts with shopping healthy. “Eating right — what you put in your mouth — starts with what you put […]

January is National Sunday Supper Month

Great Care has fond memories of supper with the family on Sundays, a time to regroup and revisit with loved ones. Luckily there’s a National Sunday Supper Day, observed annually on the second Sunday in January, to bring back the traditions of Sunday supper. “These days families are busy with after-school activities, jobs and homework,” says […]

Apples Make Autumn Even Better

Great Care looks forward to autumn every year, when the crisp, fresh apples of fall are picked at the orchard or purchased at the farmer’s market. Apples have many health benefits, according to organicfacts.net. They include prevention of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, heart disorders, stomach disorders, gallstones, constipation, liver disorders, anemia, and diabetes. “They also lower your […]

Honey Makes for Sweet and Healthy Recipes

Honey does a world of good, and Great Care is happy to share highlights of this truly all-natural food. Each September, the National Honey Board recognizes the importance of honey bees and the benefits of honey through National Honey Month. “Why September?” asks the National Honey Board. “Simply, it is the month when the majority of honey […]

Fresh, Sweet Corn is Ripe for the Eating

Great Care loves this season, when corn is fresh and readily available at farmer’s markets and produce stands. According to WebMD, “Corn is nutritious, providing fiber, which aids in digestion, plus folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C, and magnesium (about 10% of the daily value for each).” The World’s Healthiest Foods website reminds us that sweet […]

Healthy, Garden-Fresh Cucumbers for Summer

Great Care loves that cucumbers are in-season and nearly synonymous with summer, with many options to prepare them for healthy recipes. And, they’re great for the skin and tired eyes, too. “A cucumber is more than 95% water,” says WebMD. “A half-cup of sliced cucumbers has 8 calories and more than 10% of the recommended […]

Fruit Makes for Fresh, Healthy Summer Desserts

When Great Care thinks of healthy summer treats, fresh fruit plays a major starring role in the season’s biggest recipe blockbusters. From homemade cherry sherbert and naturally sweet apple butter-carrot cake muffins to grilled peaches with light cream and colorful frozen yogurt bark, the summer options abound. Especially when eating heart-healthy fruits that can literally save […]

Heart-healthy Summer Salads

The beauty of summer is that Great Care takes advantage of all the in-season fruits and vegetables that make salads taste so fresh. And the beauty of summer salads are that they’re healthy for the heart. For proper heart health, WebMD suggests eating salads to to consume “smart fats.” “Eating a little good fat (like […]