New year, new habits

Each year, I resolve to do something better, whether it's sip more water from my reusable bottle, eat fewer cookies, or spend more time outdoors. From the chatter on Facebook and Twitter this week, I know you do, too. So this year, I look forward to helping you find the tools to keep those resolutions long past February :) 

We'll begin with yogurt. It's one of the most nourishing foods for your body and has sustained cultures around the globe for millenia. It's rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin and B vitamins, and, like other fermented foods, contains friendly bacteria that promote healthier digestion and can help boost the immune system. PCC carries an even-growing number of varieties (many made with organic ingredients) including yogurt made from cow's milk, goat's milk, coconut milk, soy milk and rice milk. You can even make your own.

Yogurt's not just for breakfast or snacking, either. Spoon it into a fancy dish with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey for a lovely (and healthy) dessert. Better yet, use plain yogurt in your cooking and baking in place of sour cream (it makes a killer dip for raw veggies). Find recipes for soups, dips, smoothies, desserts, slaws and plenty of additional culinary inspiration here.

Next up: Leafy greens.

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