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Reinvent the Grill with Fruit Desserts

While steaks and burgers are grill favorites, consider finishing off the meal with a healthy grilled fruit dessert. When fruit meets the flame, its sweet component allows for caramelization that develops complex flavors. Combined with Greek yogurt, grilled fruit desserts pack in fiber and antioxidants for a sweet and healthy treat. Fruits that are firm and not overripe taste great… Read More »Reinvent the Grill with Fruit Desserts

In-Season Summer Fruits to Try

Summer in Michigan provides an abundance of colorful produce to choose from and tons of farmers markets to find your favorites. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of to a well-balanced, nutrient dense diet. They are nature’s fast food and provide many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber for overall good health. The goal is at least five-a-day for better health, choosing… Read More »In-Season Summer Fruits to Try

Avoid Pumpkin Overload With These 6 Michigan Fall Fruits and Veggies

It’s fall and you know what that means…pumpkin-flavored everything! If you’re not a pumpkin fan, there’s a plentiful variety of fall produce that is also in season. Based on traditional Michigan crop harvest calendars, here are some of the best fruits and veggies to select in the fall: Apples – with varieties like Macintosh and Honeycrisp available as early as September, apples are great… Read More »Avoid Pumpkin Overload With These 6 Michigan Fall Fruits and Veggies

Grilled Fruit Recipes

You’re always grilling meat and vegetables, but have you ever thought about grilling your fruit? Fruit isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when firing up the grill. But it’s super easy and will enhance the taste. Fruit consists of water and sugar. When grilled, the water is reduced and the sugar caramelizes, making the flavor more concentrated. Grilled… Read More »Grilled Fruit Recipes

Chewy Cherry Baked Oatmeal for Heart Health

Think heart-healthy recipes can’t taste good? You need to try this yummy breakfast dish. The recipe is courtesy of Graceland Fruit, one of the largest single providers of infused dried fruits in the world, with operations located in northern Michigan. Here’s what they had to say about what makes this recipe tasty and good for you: “Graceland dried cherries boast more… Read More »Chewy Cherry Baked Oatmeal for Heart Health