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Archive for August, 2019

Healthy lunch Alternative

Smashed White Bean, Basil, & Avocado Sandwich Photo Courtesy of Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Pumpkin and Peanut Butter’s Smashed White Bean, Basil, & Avocado Sandwich combines the flavors of hummus, guacamole, and pesto all in one. The only additional ingredients are salt and pepper, lemon, and dijon mustard. And you can also add whatever veggie sandwich fixings your heart desires. You could easily spoon the filling over a salad or in a veggie bowl. You could even mix with the vegan egg salad for an adventurous but healthy lunch.

Almonds Begin Because of Bees

Almonds’ sustainability story doesn’t end with water. For these nuts to grow, bees must pollinate each blossom. Almond orchards are the first natural food source of the year for many bees after winter hibernation. Bees store this food to start their pollination season. According to the Almond Board of California, almond pollen is nutritious, providing all 10 of the essential amino acids bees need. In total, California’s almond industry requires roughly 2 million hives — it’s the world’s largest managed pollination event. Almost all the bees are brought to the state from across the country. More than 70% of all commercial honey bee colonies in the United States are used to pollinate almond orchards. And in case you don’t know,…

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