Posted on 10 July 2018
by Rebecca Scott
Summer is here! We know your summer is off to a happy, healthy start, and we hope it continues.
Traditionally, summers include festivities outdoors and centered around food. Block parties, potlucks, barbecues, picnics, and festivals are a great time to see friends, family, and neighbors. Studies show that face-to-face interaction with people we care about are good for our physical and mental health, with less stress and anxiety and improved immunity and cardiovascular health. It takes more than dark chocolate for a healthy heart!
For a lot of us, though, these joyful times outdoors can be stressful. Festive spreads are heavy on mayonnaise, meats, or dishes we simply don’t like. Don’t fret, Sustainable Snacks has you covered, whether it’s about eating well or bringing a dish everyone will like. Our founder, Rebecca, loves whipping up her easy parfait for gatherings with friends and family, and it’s easy to dress up for any occasion. In this case, we’ve prepared our parfait for Independence Day!
We’re pairing Sustainable Snacks Blueberry + Pecans with raspberries and strawberries. Blueberries contain the highest concentration of antioxidant of any fruit; they are also high in fiber and vitamin C. (July is also National Blueberry Month!) Raspberries are also generous in fiber content and are high in calcium, promoting bone growth, and potassium, which is necessary for regulating heart health and good blood pressure. Strawberries are a powerhouse, strong in vitamin c, fiber, calcium, and potassium.