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…

Eat Right: Go Fish for Good Health!

Fishing for healthy meal ideas?  The answer might be just that. . . fish! When it comes to healthy eating, we know all about getting our fruits and vegetables, but the idea of routinely eating fish can slip through the nets.  Don’t…
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Meals in Minutes: Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash (Foot Steps to Health*)

Halloween is over and Jack Frost will be here soon. But, before the air turns to ice this winter, take time to enjoy the taste of fall in Southeastern Minnesota with this easy microwavable recipe. This recipe is sure to warm your tummy with…
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Cocadas…A Brazilian Coconut Treat!

I wanted to make my new Brazilian son (aka exchange student) feel at home here in the US, so I decided to look for a recipe for something native to his home country. I was quickly drawn to a coconut dessert recipe on the internet called…
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Greek Roasted Chicken…So Easy Yet so Elegant!

  1 whole roasting chicken (about 6 lbs.) 4 to 6 baking potatoes, peeled & quartered salt & pepper, to taste 2 tsp. dried oregano 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup butter, melted 3 Tbs. lemon juice Preheat oven to 350º.…
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Eating Fruits and Veggies is as Important as Lowering Sodium for Blood Pressure

In celebration of Fruit & Veggies - More Matters month, I would like to bring your attention to the role fruits & veggies take in the battle against high blood pressure. When it comes to lowering blood pressure, rightfully, most people…
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Pesto…rific! With 3 Great Recipes, Too

This year I decided to grow basil for the first time. I got a late start on the planting, but ended up with a whole row of basil bushes, well I think they are actually called plants, but they were much bigger than I had expected. Now with so…

Back to School Nutrition Basics – Start with a Healthy Breakfast

With the sound of school bells just around the corner, it's important to remember the role nutrition plays in preparing your children for success in school. Research shows that breakfast eaters tend to have better school attendance, score higher…