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Healthy Santa Barbara Restaurants and Markets

For such a small town, Santa Barbara sure has a lot to offer in the way of restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and other food outlets.  The tricky part is navigating your way through all of the enticing options to the ones that serve not only your belly but also your health. Before I introduce you […]

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Gluten Free Santa Barbara

I discovered that it is getting easier to find gluten free products in Santa Barbara.   Lazy Acres and Whole Foods carry a variety of items and now even Vons has some items like brown rice pasta, crackers, etc.  Betsy has even given Gluten Free Talks at Whole Foods. I found that Cantwell’s in Summerland has […]

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Santa Barbara Restaurants

I still consider myself a newbie in this town, having lived in SB for less than a year after relocating from the East Coast.I’ve been slow to try many new places, because I prefer to make my own food, but when I do venture out, it’s usually because of someone’s recommendation.Finding ‘healthy’ fare in SB […]

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Health Food Stores in Santa Barbara

We may not have Whole Foods (yet), but Santa Barbara has some quality health food stores.  I live down the street from Ralphs supermarket so I walk there sometimes to get odds and ends.  Even as a Registered Dietitian,  I find it very hard to get healthy options at the general supermaket.  You truly need […]

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Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market

As a guy who spent the majority of my childhood working at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market at my families organic produce stand ( 11 years ), I’ve been lucky enough to learn the ins and outs and all the little secrets of the market. Here are a few tips to get you through your next […]

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Farmer’s Market Produce

This is a topic near and dear to me because I do the farmer’s market purchasing on Saturdays for Sunshine Wellness.  I have always adored going to farmer’s markets, so I was more than willing to assume this role for our weekend prep days.  I go to the Saturday Santa Barbara farmers market every week and […]

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School Lunch Standards

Improving school lunch programs is a popular topic these days and for good reason. Most public schools have given in to the big money maker companies and have scaled down food service costs by preparing fast processed foods. I asked a student what the typical lunch consists of and she said: fried nuggets, fried chips, […]

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