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Salad Days

Anyone can throw some lettuce and veggies together, but don’t underestimate the power of the salad.  Fruit, pasta, beans, potatoes, nuts - when it comes to salads, the possibilities are endless! Moreover, salads can provide us with the fiber our bodies need every day.  Fiber isn’t made by the body, so it’s essential to eat enough every day to keep our…

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Tips for a Healthier BBQ

With the warmer weather finally settling in, it’s the perfect time to invite friends and family over for a backyard barbecue! But hosting a barbecue doesn’t need to get in the way of your healthy eating habits. Follow these easy tips to make your BBQ a healthy success: Avoid processed meats. Processed meats like sausages,…

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Nutrition and Immunity

Adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors prevents chronic diseases and maintains our quality of life. Most of us have heard that eating a diet of plant-based, nutrient-dense foods can protect us from developing problems later, but what does good nutrition do for us NOW? Malnutrition is the most common cause of immune-deficiency worldwide. A healthy, balanced diet can keep us from…

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Take Action: Unemployment Insurance

What can you be doing right now to make sure everyone in your community has enough to eat?  Here’s an idea from the Food Research and Action Council (FRAC), the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States: Urge House Members to support Unemployment Insurance (UI) by…

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Why Shop at a Farmers Market?

The 2014 Farmers Market season is just getting started, and we’re all waiting with anticipation for the fresh, local foods they’ll bring! But access to amazing local produce isn’t the only reason to shop at a farmers’ market. Farmers markets provide additional benefits that you may not know about, for your body, community, and wallet. Read on…

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Spring Greens (and Fruits!)

Spring has finally sprung! The wonderful warm weather brings seasonal vegetables and fruits with it. This produce will now be available to us locally and at cheaper prices, making spring the perfect time to try new recipes and incorporate it into some of your favorite dishes. Fruits Apricots, honeydew, limes, mango, oranges, pineapple, and strawberries are all back!…

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Yo Soy!

It’s National Soy Foods Month! But – what is soy exactly? Where does it come from? Is it safe? How do you eat it? These are all common questions when it comes to soy products – and we have the answers! Soy is a bean in its natural form – AKA the soybean! It’s a…