Celebrating Blueberries

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It’s July and time to celebrate everything red, white and blue….blueberry that is since July is National Blueberry Month. On May 8th, 1999, the USDA proclaimed July as National Blueberry Month.  These beautiful berries greatly deserve this honor for not only are they sweet, plump, juicy and delicious, when in season, but they are nutritious […]

Table Salt vs. Sea Salt

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Salt is a crystalline compound known as sodium chloride, it is a mineral, a component of seawater, and used for seasoning food, and as a preservative. Sounds simple right?  It should be easy for the average consumer to choose a salt for their cooking and baking needs; however nothing is ever that simple.  Many popular […]

Importance of Leafy Greens

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Consuming dark leafy greens regularly is a great way to improve your overall health.  They are an important source of many key nutrients including potassium, folic acid, vitamins A & C and dietary fiber. The USDA recommends consuming 1 ½ -2 cups weekly to prevent nutrient deficiencies and other illnesses. There are many varieties to […]

SMART Goals for 2014

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It’s about that time of year…time to start brainstorming ideas for our 2014 goals and resolutions. Some may choose to eliminate sugar and candy or exercise 5 days a week for 60 minutes.  For some people these may be realistic goals, but for most these goals may too difficult to manage and sustain. To avoid […]

Benefits of Fall Vegetables

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Fall is a great time of year to renew your love of vegetables! Here are four fab veggies and their health benefits: Brussels sprouts. Members of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are touted for their cancer-fighting properties, high fiber content and cardiovascular benefits to help reduce osteoarthritis. Brussels sprouts peak in the fall and are […]

Back to School Lunches

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Kindergarten children eating lunch

It is that time of year when the kids are heading back to school. It is important for kids to have a healthy meal at school. Here are some ideas for packing healthy lunches for your little ones. You can make lean meat sandwiches, like turkey or chicken on whole wheat bread. You can even […]

Eat a Rainbow This Summer!

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Rainbow of fruits and vegetables

Have you heard this phrase, “Eat a rainbow”? It’s a catchy phrase and tool used to teach and encourage us all to eat a colorful array of fruits and vegetables to help provide our bodies with the variety of nutrients that it needs. With a multitude of seasonal fruits and vegetables available, summertime is the […]