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February 27, 2017

Grilled Chili-Rubbed Pork Kabobs with Peach Salsa

Get the recipe for easy, grilled pork kabobs with peach salsa. These versatile chili rubbed pork skewers can be paired with salad or couscous or served in a pita.

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July 21, 2015

Your Farmers Market Guide

Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. With more farmers markets taking root across the U.S., buying fresh is easier than ever. [...]

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July 21, 2015

Cucumber Salad

Learn how to make a summer favorite, cucumber salad, with just a few simple steps and ingredients! Low-fat yogurt, vinegar and dill will make this cucumber salad a great light meal, or a nice healthy snack. [...]

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June 22, 2015

Summer Breeze Smoothie

Smoothies are such an easy, healthy, and tasty treat-especially in the summer! Add this Summer Breeze Smoothie to your go-to list of recipes for hot days. This recipe is simple, affordable, and only 121 calories! [...]

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June 10, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are a favorite from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to make them from home, without the high amount of calories. This recipe calls for coating the tenders in panko breadcrumbs before baking them. Baking instead of frying, greatly reduces the overall fat and calorie content found in regular chicken tenders. A quick, simple, and healthy twist on a classic meal. [...]

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June 4, 2015

Fiesta Lettuce Wraps and Pepper Boats

Add some variety to your diet with this colorful summer meal. Get creative with these lettuce wraps and pepper boats for only 350 calories! [...]

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March 25, 2015

Comparing the DASH and the Mediterranean Diets

According to the CDC, hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 70 million Americans. It’s a condition which can lead to weakening of the arteries, stroke, and heart and kidney disease if is not controlled. High blood pressure is a measured blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. Shockingly, one out of three American adults…

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February 20, 2015

Navigating Nutrition Noise

Diet advice can be confusing, conflicting and overwhelming. Almost daily, you hear about a new study that contradicts the one you heard the week before. New studies gain traction in the media and spread like wildfire. You search the internet to read more about what you just heard on the news and you become even…

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January 28, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Eating Right When You’re Short On Time

Grocery store convenience foods and drive-through fast foods are rarely the best nutritional choices for you and your family. Unfortunately, they’re often the go-to staples for families short on time. But sacrificing good nutrition quickly takes its toll, making you and your loved ones feel tired and sluggish. On the other hand, people who eat…

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January 23, 2015

Garden Turkey Meatloaf

Give meatloaf a makeover with lean ground turkey and two cups of veggies! Ingredients For meatloaf: 2 cups assorted vegetables, chopped – such as mushrooms, zucchini, red bell peppers or spinach 12 ounces 99 percent lean ground turkey ½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs (or substitute regular breadcrumbs) ¼ cup fat-free evaporated milk ¼ teaspoon ground black…

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January 9, 2015

Orange Couscous with Almonds, Raisins and Mint

Try something new with couscous! This dish can be served on its own or with chicken, beef or sautéed vegetables. Ingredients 1¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons raisins 1 cup whole-wheat couscous 1 tablespoon fresh mint, rinsed, dried and chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried) 1 tablespoon unsalted sliced almonds, toasted 1 medium orange, rinsed,…

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December 29, 2014

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lentil Stew

Here’s a great recipe that uses good-for-you greens – kale and chard.  Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt (optional) 1 cup carrots, chopped 2 cups kale, chopped 2 cups chard, chopped 2 cups dried lentils 8 cups vegetable broth (or stock) 1…

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