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Perfect Peach Salsa!

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Peach Salsa Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1/2 cup Ingredients: 2 peaches, cored and cubed 1 ripe tomato, cored and cubed 2 tablespoons hot pepper, diced 1/4 cup diced onion 1 teaspoon vinegar Chopped cilantro (optional) Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to […]

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Be a fruit vendor for your family.

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Fruit is one of the most colorful and beautiful foods, and one of the worst things you can do with it is put it in the refrigerator and forget about it. Cold, shriveled fruit crushed behind leftovers does not lend itself to being easily incorporated into your diet. And worse, when you jam fruit into […]

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Closing the fiber gap.

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Only 1 in 20 Americans consumes enough fiber! This means that 95% of the population is not getting enough fiber to adequately reduce the risks of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Fiber is also linked to the prevention of weight gain, greater ease of laxation, and a healthy gut […]

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20 Best Calorie Savers

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Here is a new fat and calorie saver guide that has 20 easy ways to lower the calories you consume by making simple substitutions. It consists of 20 easy swaps that you can make whether you are cooking at home, eating out, or tempted by desserts and other sweet treats. This guide replaces an older one that […]

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Potato Success Tips!

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  I like to serve potatoes as part of a meal. They cook quickly without a lot of fuss and everyone always loves them. You can also fall in love with a potato’s nutrient profile. A small potato contains about 130 calories, features resistant starch, and it has a half day’s supply of vitamin C. It […]

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Farmers Market on the Grill!

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Farmers Market On The Grill Serves: 4 | Serving Size:  Total Time: 25 min | Prep: 5 min | Cook: 20 min Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally 1 cup spinach leaves 3 potatoes, rinsed and sliced in 1/4″ disks 1 bunch asparagus dash paprika black pepper to taste garlic pepper to taste cooking oil spray Bruschetta: 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced […]

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National Baked Bean Month!

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Beans and peas are nutrition powerhouses. Here are some of the top nutrients in these foods… • Beans and peas are fantastic sources of folate. For example, a single cup of cooked lentils has 90% of the daily value for folate. Folate is a B vitamin that is vital for the creation of healthy new […]

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Does your brain need a boost?

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Berries on the Brain Eating berries regularly may help keep your brain working at its best. By Judith C. Thalheimer, RD Americans are eating more berries, and that’s a good idea. Besides being packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, berries are rich in flavonoids like anthocyanins and flavanols. “Berries are colorful because of bioactive compounds like these,” […]

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Turning this off during dinner helps you lose weight!

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Eating Home-Cooked Meals Without TV On Significantly Lowers Obesity Risk, Study Finds There’s no shortage of studies linking too much television consumption to various delays and disadvantages. Similarly, research also shows that eating out too much can adversely affect one’s health. Now a new study finds that having family, home-cooked meals and keeping the TV off while eating “significantly” decreases the […]

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Is your food safe to eat?

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Summer and Vacations Click image to view full infographic Due to a variety of factors, including warmer temperatures, foodborne illness increases in summer. Stay healthy and safe during warmer months by following these food safety recommendations: When bringing food to a picnic or cookout: Use an insulated cooler filled with ice or frozen gel packs.  […]

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