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Blue Cross Promotes National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (Today)

National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day, which occurs annually on August 8, was created by Pennsylvanian farmers, Tom and Ruth Roy, to help prevent food waste by sharing excess zucchini with friends and family. This food holiday promotes healthy eating, food waste prevention and community produce sharing, all of which align with Blue Cross’ overall mission to create a… Read More »Blue Cross Promotes National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (Today)

A Parent’s Guide to Dietary Discussions

By: Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Knowing that one in three Michigan children are overweight or obese, it’s crucial that parents understand the best approach to discussions around health. The physical, mental and emotional consequences of ignoring a child’s health largely outweigh the discomfort one might feel… Read More »A Parent’s Guide to Dietary Discussions

Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

This recipe is a twist on the typical “stuffed peppers”.  I created it by experimenting using some of my favorite ingredients, some unique like farro; but the goal was to create a healthier version than the “typical”.  Not just healthier, but this recipe provides complete nutrition with various veggies, proteins, carbs and it is very filling.  With that said, you… Read More »Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

25 EASY peanut and tree nut free snack ideas for back to school

Summer is fading as fast as your tan and that means one thing: The kiddos are heading back to school!  With food allergies on the rise, many schools have peanut and tree nut-free classrooms and buildings. And as a food allergy parent, I know how hard it is to come up with tasty (and healthy!) snacks your kids actually WANT… Read More »25 EASY peanut and tree nut free snack ideas for back to school