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Nutrition

Blueberries and Oatmeal with a Cool Twist!

Try this grab-and-go breakfast that’s rich in fiber which is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. Customize it with your favorite fruit and enjoy! Ingredients 1/3 cup skim milk 1/3 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt  1/3 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup blueberries (or your favorite fruit) Preparation Stir all ingredients together and spoon...

Healthy Breakfast on the Go!

Mornings are a busy time for many families. It’s hard to prepare a healthy breakfast to satisfy all taste buds. Here are some quick and healthy suggestions to get your family out the door. Fresh fruit: Use fruit that’s easy to transport, such as apples, bananas or grapes. Cut your favorite fruits into chunks the...

Cauliflower Recipe

Try this healthy “faux-fredo” recipe. It’s low in fat, sugar and sodium, and high in flavor, thiamin and vitamin C. Makes four servings. Serving size is approximately 1-1/2 cups. INGREDIENTS 1 head fresh cauliflower, cut into pieces 1 quart water 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 16-ounce package of spaghetti 1/2 onion, chopped 2 garlic...

Plan Your Meals and Save a Few Bucks!

Making your own meals is usually healthier and more cost efficient than dining out. This summer, skip the fast-food and save money by planning and preparing your meals. Here are four simple steps to help you be successful: Start with the basics. Begin scheduling your healthy meals with a master list. Prioritize by placing the...

Sports Drinks vs Water for Children

Many people use sports drinks before, during, or after an activity; however, if you aren’t exercising intensely or are exercising for less than one hour, water is your best choice. Children and teens use carbohydrates for energy. A balanced diet gives most children and teens the carbohydrates and electrolytes they need. Extra carbohydrates and electrolytes...

Jazz up your fruit salad!

Looking for a special treat to beat this summer’s heat? Not only is this salad full of hydrating fruits, it also gives the perfect balance between tangy and sweet! Serve this savory salad and keep you and your family hydrated this summer. To make ahead, prepare the syrup and clean and chop the fruit and...

Eat your water!

Water is the best drink choice to stay hydrated because it’s usually free and has no sugar or calories. Most healthy people can get enough fluid through the beverages they consume every day. But did you know that you could get your daily water requirements to stay hydrated through food? Some fruits and vegetables are high in...

Maintain a Healthy Weight

It is important to look for savory substitutes to help against obesity and the problems that come with it.  Traditionally, nutritious snacks couldn’t compare to junk food when someone had a sweet tooth or craving.  However, eating fruits and veggies can be just as satisfying for everyone looking to maintain a healthy weight. Here are...

Watermelon, Blueberry, and Mint Fruit Salad

Want a light and colorful treat your family will love? Enjoy the fruit of the season with a fresh watermelon, blueberry, and mint fruit salad. Makes 6 one cup servings. INGREDIENTS 4 cups diced watermelon 2 cups fresh blueberries 1/4 cup honey Juice of one lime 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint PREPARATION In a small...

Eat Right, Affordably!

When money is tight and time is short, it may seem difficult to maintain a healthy diet. But mealtime doesn’t have to be costly, complicated, or unhealthy – eating right can be affordable, convenient and nutritious with a small amount of advanced planning. Simple concepts like portion control, choosing frozen or canned produce, and safely...
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