Acai Berry

  This berry has been a traditional food and medicine of Amazon basin tribes for centuries, only recently coming to be common on United States shelves. Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berry is a small, round, dark purple fruit obtained from…
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Beet you to it! Are Beets Healthy? Beet Recipes {roasted beets | roasting beets}

Are beets healthy? With their deep, ruby color and natural sweetness, it’s surprising that the humble beet doesn’t get more attention! The rich colors are a good indication that the beet is chock full of nutrients. But which is more nutritious,…
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The Squash Scene: Parmesan Zucchini Recipe {Healthy Zucchini | Summer squash recipes}

Summer squash are members of the gourd family, and come in many varieties including zucchini in various colors, yellow crook neck or straight neck varieties, and pattypan, which are a small round squash with a scalloped edge that are generally…
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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?

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! Fourth of July BBQ Ideas

The Fourth of July is a great occasion to honor traditional foods grown in the USA. Perhaps you're 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 –…
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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…

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…