Tag Archive 'vegetables'

What Produce Is In Season?

The season in which fresh fruits and vegetables are available vary somewhat based on your location.  However, there are some seasonal lists available thanks to our friends from Fruits & Veggies… More Matters(r).  Take a look at these lists for more information: What Fruits & Vegetables Are In Season In Winter? What Fruits & Vegetables […]

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Fruit Salsa for Summer!

After going through what I thought was a most brutal winter here in the northeast, I am so ready for the start of summer!  Longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures are just the beginning.  The beautiful variety of colorful fruits and vegetables are what I most look forward to. Several years back I discovered the […]

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Is Juicing Better Than Eating Fruits & Vegetables?

Lately I have been hearing a lot more about juicing.  It seems as though juicing is being touted as having greater health benefits, and juice fasts have become all the rage for many who are trying to lose weight.  Supporters of juicing say that juicing is better for you than is eating whole fruits and […]

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Buckwheat Kasha Pilaf with Vegetables

Last week I wrote about the nutritional benefits of  buckwheat as a whole grain alternative.  Because many people are not that familiar with how to prepare buckwheat, I thought I would give you a quick and easy recipe for a dinner side dish using buckwheat kasha.   This kasha recipe takes about 15 minutes to make […]

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McDonald’s Pledges a New Healthier Happy Meal

Recently McDonald’s announced it would be making healthy changes to the Happy Meal.  In 2004 McDonald’s offered 1% milk as an alternative to the soda, and the option to replace the fries with sliced apples and caramel sauce.  Although the fruit option has been around for the last seven years, only 11% of children getting […]

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