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Demystifying the Nutrition Facts Label

Organic, healthy, low-fat, natural and the list goes on – commercial food packages are filled with seemingly healthy terms. The truth is, there are plenty of foods packed with unhealthy ingredients that are deemed organic and natural. The best place to look decipher a healthy choice from an unhealthy one is the nutrition facts label and ingredient list. But even… 

Benefits of Family Meals

It’s no secret the pandemic has shifted family schedules – many parents are working from home, some children are attending virtual school and participating in fewer evening-time extracurricular activities and sports. A silver lining of the pandemic for some are family meals. In fact, research demonstrates a plethora of health benefits associated with consuming meals as a family. Along with… 

Tips and Tricks to Get the Most out of Seasonal Produce

Ever wonder why some restaurants have menus that change with the season? Even though customers might want to come back for their favorite strawberry dessert, their go-to restaurant may not offer it in the winter. The reason is that food grown in-season is picked at the perfect time after ripening on a vine or in the field, resulting in a… 

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… 

Tips for Making Healthy Dinners for Kids

At the end of a long day it is nice to come together as a family to enjoy a good meal. Meals shared with family provide more than just nutrients for kids, they also provide brain food. Researchers have found that dinnertime conversations help young children learn approximately 1,000 additional rare words compared to only 143 from parents reading books aloud. Studies also… 

Loaded Sweet Potato Bites

This recipe, as the name suggests, is loaded with flavors and nutrition. On their own, sweet potatoes provide fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Olive oil is a heart-healthy fat that also eases inflammation. Greek yogurt provides protein while the onions help to reduce cholesterol levels. Enjoy! Loaded Sweet Potato Bites Recipe Ingredients • 3-4 pounds sweet potatoes• 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil• 2 tsp. garlic… 

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