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Thinking Outside the School Lunchbox

  Thinking outside of the lunchbox We’ve all heard the frightening statistics on the current state of public school lunches. Produced en mass, most school lunch programs use food that is processed, genetically modified, and contains high-starch ingredients. Rarely are organic options available. However, with child obesity on the rise and pressure to make our […]

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Take Care of Your Temple

You have one body. It must last the rest of your life, so take care of it! Thanks to Food Matters

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Cool Off With Pineapple Mint Popsicles

We are smack-dab right in the middle of summer and fresh fruit is everywhere! Be sure to take advantage of shopping at your local farmer’s market and produce section of the grocery store! Pineapples are a favorite of everyone, and these homemade fresh pineapple popsicles with be a huge hit on those hot, muggy summer […]

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The Juicy Benefits of Peaches

Who doesn’t love a ripe, juicy peach on a summer day? Many varieties of fruit peaches are grown, but only an expert can distinguish one from another. These varieties, (available May to November) fall into two general categories: Freestone and Clingstone. Freestones are usually preferred for eating fresh or for freezing, although clingstones are usually […]

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Black Currant Facts

Incredibly rich in numerous health benefiting phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants, black currants are one of the popular summer season berries. Currants are native to central and northern Europe and Siberia. The berries look like grapes but they are extremely tart. Because of their tartness they are typically used in jellies and jams. You may also find […]

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Get The Scoop on Artichokes

Artichokes are a powerhouse of nutrition and fiber, but more importantly, they’re flavorful and a great addition to any meal — or a light meal on their own. They have been used as a digestive aid since ancient Egyptian times. Per serving, it has more fiber than Lima beans, prunes or green peas. It’s also […]

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Garden Frenemies

 Friends on your plate, Enemies in the garden  . . .  Garden Frenemies Some foods taste amazing when combined . . . after they leave the garden that is. Whether you have a large garden or a few pots growing on your porch, there are some plants you should not grow together. Non-Compatible Garden Mates […]

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Creamy Avocado-Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Who doesn’t love a cool, creamy dressing on a fresh crisp salad? We all do! What we don’t ALL love is the fat, oils and calories that come with it. Well, with this deliciously creamy recipe, you won’t miss any of it when it comes to taste and creaminess!     Nutrition: Per Tablespoon:16 calories; […]

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Is Your Diet and Exercise Routine Your Friend or Foe?

What do you fuel your body with? Maybe it’s time to take a look and make a few changes. Food can be the best medicine, however it can also make you very sick. Every time you eat or drink something, you’re either feeding the good cells or destroying them, so choose wisely. Exercise keeps everything moving. […]

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Salad In A Jar

“What I love about this idea is that many people (including my kids) love “to go” type food.  They are so much more likely to grab a salad and go when it is portioned in containers. This is a picture of my own salad in a jar.  It has my homemade yummy vegan dressing.”  ~ Denise Begin […]

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