Showing posts with tag: nutrition

Surprising Blueberry Recipes
15 JULY 2015

Surprising Blueberry Recipes

Turkey Burgers With Blueberry Ketchup Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey 3/4 cup fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass (optional)* 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper 2 tablespoons soy sauce 4 poppy seed hamburger buns Lettuce and sliced red onion, optional Blueberry Ketchup (recipe follows) Instructions In a large […]

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Child Nutrition in the U.S.
3 MARCH 2015

Child Nutrition in the U.S.

  How is it that in a nation of plenty so many children are nutritionally deprived? Recent studies report that access to healthy food stores could be miles from those in need or they simply can’t afford to buy the nutritious foods that are available. Food choices are often based on budget-friendly options as an […]

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Cancer Prevention
16 FEBRUARY 2015

Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Cancer Prevention Month February is Cancer Prevention Month sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). The trifecta of cancer prevention remains weight management, exercise and eating healthy foods. This year, new research ranks fruit and vegetable choices as it related to nutritional value for a more specific guide to better eating. Basics of […]

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beans
17 JULY 2014

Beans – Nutrition and Information

Beans, the Magical Fruit You’ve probably heard that silly rhyme before. But it’s time to put that behind you and face the healthy facts: the bean isn’t actually a fruit. It’s a legume, and it’s one of the American Heart Association’s key food group recommendations when it comes to living a healthy and disease free […]

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honeydew
20 MAY 2014

Honeydew Melon for a Vitamin C Boost

Honeydew – the Forgotten Melon With their pretty pastel green-colored flesh, honeydew can make for a great pop of color on an otherwise bland plate, but that’s not all the fruit is good for. Honeydew is an easily overlooked melon with a sweet flavor and a ton of health benefits worth considering next time you’re […]

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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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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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