Growing Herbs Indoors this Winter

For those of you who made it into the restaurant when we were fully operational, you might remember the wall of herbs we had growing year round. We grew mint, basil, thyme, rosemary and others depending on the season.

Though it was difficult to water a few of the pots that were higher up on the wall, we made sure there were tall employees coming in regularly to help the indoor herb garden flourish. Customers raved about the freshly grown herbs in their salads!

Recently, we came upon an infographic by the team at Purely Shutters that depicts how to grow an indoor garden and save money. This is especially relevant as the temperatures are beginning to drop. Some of these tips would have been quite useful for us back in the day, but now we feel like sharing with those who can still benefit!

DIY Indoor Gardening: How to Save Money and be Green

Stay Stress Free with these Moving Tips

Stress can take a toll on your health. Studies show that an increase in cortisol can lead to unpleasant side effects like lack of focus, weight gain, and poor sleep quality. So, when it comes to certain anxiety-producing situations like giving a presentation or moving across the country, it's important to streamline the process and reduce stress as much as possible.

Here are a number of useful tips associated with moving that can help you stay focused, calm, and healthy throughout the ordeal.


Healthy Eating: Why It Matters

We all know how important it is to be healthy, but it's not just about physical wellbeing. Studies show that eating well can have a significant impact on your mental state as well.

The team behind Green Bean Salads believes the hype! We've experienced firsthand the effects of eating clean, whole foods. 

Eating meals with a healthy balance of protein, carbs, and fat can help you sleep better, focus more, and keep your mind sharp. Read on for a list of other positive benefits of eating well.

1. Eating a diet rich in vegetables may prevent heart disease, stroke, and and type 2 diabetes.

2. Healthy eating can make you more productive. Eating poorly has been associated with a decrease in focus and productivity.

3. You can slow the effects of aging. Studies show that people who eat well look younger than those who don't regularly consume high levels of vitamins and nutrients in fresh, whole foods. 

4. If you believe healthy food is better for you, it will start to taste better, and you'll consume more of it. Soon, you won't even crave the processed stuff. 

5. You can improve your financial health. Grocery shopping for healthy foods is a better value than hitting up a restaurant or swinging through the drive through. Your wallet and your waistline will thank you.

Of course, this is just a sampling of why it's so important to eat well. For more information, check out other health-focused websites like this one!