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Cool as a Cucumber: Freezer Pickles Recipe {storing cucumbers | growing cucumbers | refrigerator pickles}

Feeling a little hot this time of year? Cucumbers can help keep you “cool as a cucumber” during summer because they’re actually 95% water, which can help you stay well hydrated during the dog days of summer. Cucumbers are easy to grow…

Yogurt: Is it all Greek to You? {Is yogurt a healthy snack? Yogurt for post workout snack}

 You may know that yogurt is made by taking regular milk and adding healthy bacteria, called probiotics, to it. These special bacteria, commonly a lactobacillus species, go right to work on the milk, causing it to ferment – meaning that the…

Celebrate the United Tastes of America! 4th of July BBQ Ideas

The Fourth of July is a great occasion to honor traditional foods grown in the USA. Perhaps your looking for some 4th of July BBQ ideas or having a fourth of July party? Check out these foods – meat, veggies, fruit and even beverages – that…
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Is Coffee a Healthy Brew for You? {How to Make Iced Coffee | Cold Coffee}

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world, along with tea, of course. But, there’s often confusion about coffee. Is coffee healthy? Or does it lead to bone loss and heart attacks? Here are some coffee facts for you.The…
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Peas Please! How to cook & store fresh peas {creamed peas and potatoes recipe}

Green peas aren’t usually the star of the meal, but we think they deserve more attention! And we aren’t the only ones – many public health organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and…
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Spears at the Ready! How to Prepare Honey Roasted Asparagus & More

Asparagus is a spring perennial that’s been considered a delicacy since early ancient times. Pictures of it have even been found in ancient Egyptian paintings, and the name asparagus comes from the Greek language meaning "sprout" or "shoot."…

Mother’s Day Nutrition – For Moms at Every Stage!

The Hopeful Mom: Nutrition is very important for women who are trying to get pregnant. Check out this link for some great advice on how to make your body baby-ready (there’s some info for Dads, too!). Hopeful mom nutrition here.The Mom-to-Be:…
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Creamy Parmesan & Garlic Pasta with Kielbasa

Sometimes I long for creamy pasta dishes and this one is very elegant, but simple to throw together. When I first posted this about a year ago, I wouldn't have dreamed that this would be one of my popular posts that is visited time and again…

An Egg-straordinary Healthy Snack -but eat the yolk too!

Some food misconceptions just seem to hang on forever. I still hear people say they can’t have eggs because their doctor said they have high cholesterol, but not only do eggs have less cholesterol than once thought, it’s been known for almost…
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The ABC’s of Vitamins: Biotin for good blood sugar control

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is vital for cell growth and also helps maintain steady blood sugar levels. In fact, some studies have shown…

Eat Right: The Eating O’ the Green!

This St. Patrick’s Day, get your green on with some of the best plants for the table! You might not find a four-leaf-clover, but you’re still in luck – these greens have nutrition worthy of a pot of gold!Leafy greens top the charts…
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The ABC’s of Vitamins: Thiamin for nerves and digestion

Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is a water-soluble vitamin important for healthy nerves, appetite and proper digestion. Thiamine helps you utilize energy from the foods you eat.Thiamine is found in the bran and germ of whole grains. Polishing,…