The One with 4 Fail-Proof Self-Care Tips

Self-care isn’t my strong suit. Even though my work-a-holic mind fights the concept tooth and nail, I am always thankful after I forced myself to participate in self-care. For the rest of the people out there that take it on yourself to take care of everyone before you take care of yourself, here are a few fail-proof tips that will have you feeling more refreshed and productive this holiday season.

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The One Where Patience is a Virtue

I wish I could say all we have to do is stick an in-shell pecan in the ground and set a timer for 15 years. But it’s definitely not that simple. You see, food production is never that simple. From the moment we plant to the moment we first harvest, we have carefully invested in the future of those trees, those pecans and therefore, our family.

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The One with the Nutrition Crisis

America, the country with the most access to affordable, safe and wholesome food, is in a nutrition crisis. With processed food consumption continuing to increase, Americans struggle to meet the minimum recommended daily intake of nutrients. Our bodies require essential (meaning our bodies cannot produce them) vitamins and minerals in order to function properly. Regardless of your stage of life, at the end of the day, we fuel our bodies with the food we eat.

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The One with 5 Weirdly Cool Pecan Oil Uses

You may be thinking "Pecan what?". Trust me, you aren't the only one whose curiosity is aroused with the concept. Just like olive oil and avocado oil have been long used in cooking for ages, nut oils are also quickly gaining in popularity, but for far many more uses than traditional culinary practices. 

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Kalyn Grokett
The One with 200 Fourth Graders

What do you get when you have 200 fourth-grade students in one spot? Lots and lots of questions! The kids peeked into the challenges that pecan producers overcome every day to be able to deliver to them tasty pecans every time they want them. Overall, our goal was to bring to light the people behind their yummy food.

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Kalyn Grokett
The One with Just a Nut

With all food, it is easy to forget the starting point. We (myself included) get caught up in our busy lives and sometimes fail to slow down enough to just be grateful for the natural resources, hard work, missed family events and lack of sleep that went into making your beloved snack possible.  This is a tribute to the farmer.

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Kalyn Grokett