Nutrition And Diet

Gardening Month
7 APRIL 2014

Relax and Enjoy Gardening

Escape to the Garden The old saying, “Gardening is good for the soul” resonates as much in today’s world as in the past. For many the garden is a place of serenity, an oasis from the noise of everyday life. In fact, there are studies about the impact of gardening on your health. The U.S. […]

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Food Intolerance
4 MARCH 2014

Food Intolerance Symptoms

Food Intolerance Education Have you ever experienced a sour stomach after eating a rich meal at an ritzy restaurant¬†or felt bloated after a pot luck at a friends house? These are possible¬†symptoms of food intolerance which are more easily identified. Many times symptoms of food intolerance present themselves several hours after eating the offending food, […]

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shrimp
17 FEBRUARY 2014

Chilled Maine Shrimp with Cabbage & Peanuts

The Details Makes: 6 servings, 1 cup each Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes The Ingredients 12 ounces cold cooked and peeled Maine shrimp or other small shrimp (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/2 small head Chinese or napa cabbage 20 sprigs fresh cilantro, divided 1 small head Boston lettuce 1/3 cup rice vinegar […]

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Turnip Eating Time
20 JANUARY 2014

Turnip Eating Time

Turnip Nutritional Value Did you know that farmers often pick turnips to eat like an apple? Their natural sweetness make turnips a tasty root vegetable. Turnips are certainly less popular than a potato, yet can be utilized in much the same way in a recipe. However, turnips cook faster and taste better fresh than leftover. […]

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Pear Nutrition Facts
1 DECEMBER 2013

Pear Nutrition Facts

Pears – A “Go To” Nutritious Fruit A medium-sized pear provides 24% of your daily fiber needs. Fiber is a key component in fighting various types of cancers. Not only are pears tasty, they provide many nutritional health benefits! A Closer Look at the Pear’s Key Nutrients Pears are among the most popular fruits in […]

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Quinoa Sweet Potato Vegetarian Meatballs
26 NOVEMBER 2013

Quinoa and Sweet Potato “Meatballs”

Meatless Vegetarian Entree with Quinoa Who says you have to give up meatballs if you become a vegetarian? Quinoa-encrusted sweet potatoes make for a unique alternative to greasy and fatty ground beef. These healthier “meatballs” are delicious, and go perfectly on a nice bed of greens for dinner. Vegetarian dishes get an unwarranted bad rap […]

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Stuffed Acorn Squash
25 NOVEMBER 2013

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash – with Wild Rice, Pears, Cranberries & Walnuts Savor the flavor of the fall harvest with this hearty dish, where fresh pears are sauteed with savory vegetables and combined with wild rice to fill roasted squash halves. Substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth to make this a vegetarian entree. Ingredients * 3) acorn […]

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Pecan Nut Nutrition
5 NOVEMBER 2013

Pecan Nut Nutrition

Fall Means Pecans During the fall pecans are in peak season made popular for their distinctive rich, buttery flavor. The pecan has many health and nutrition benefits that are hidden behind the use of this nut in savory and sweet dishes. Whether enjoying a piece of pecan pie or in a salad the taste is […]

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Fresh Peppers and Nutrition Facts
3 NOVEMBER 2013

Fresh Peppers and Nutrition Facts

Fresh Peppers – A Good Nutrition Zing to Meals For adding variety and good nutrition to your diet consider peppers. It’s surprising to learn that jalapeno peppers, even when eaten with the seeds, are not as hot as expected. Some chili sauce splashed into a sauce brings out the other flavors without leaving a bite […]

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Apples for Healthy Eating
1 OCTOBER 2013

Apples for Healthy Eating

Healthy Fall Apple Harvest With the fall comes many healthy seasonal fruits and vegetables. Apples are one of the most healthy and versatile of the fall fruits to eat. The aroma of hot apple cider with cinnamon sticks steeping on the stove, smells of an apple pie in the oven and a bowl of fresh […]

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