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7 07, 2020

How to Host a Picnic During a Pandemic

By |2020-07-10T16:43:38-04:00July 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Wellness|0 Comments

Back in April, I was hopeful July would bring good news about less spread of coronavirus. Unfortunately, some people didn't get the memo, that even though business and restaurants were opening up, you still had to distance from people and wash your hands. We now know that being [...]

13 06, 2020

Fast Facts About Seafood

By |2020-06-17T10:23:13-04:00June 13th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Fast Facts About Seafood

Did you know that choosing seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Seafood has many health benefits for children and adults. Seafood is quick to prepare, comes in a variety of forms (fresh, frozen, canned) and has health benefits. Including it in your diet doesn't have [...]

21 05, 2020

Veg Up Your Picnic Pasta Salad

By |2020-07-07T14:34:42-04:00May 21st, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Veg Up Your Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnics are back. With our current need to stay physically distanced from one another, al fresco dining is a great option. Old fashioned picnics can be a fun way to bring a small group together in the fresh air, and still enjoy each other's company while distancing and [...]

14 03, 2020

Baking Vibes

By |2020-03-29T15:11:15-04:00March 14th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe|Comments Off on Baking Vibes

We may as well do our best to enjoy the current situation...and bake. Judging from some of the social media posts from my colleagues, the grocery store shelves are clearing of flour and sugar. I had 4 very overripe bananas on the counter today that need to be [...]

7 03, 2020

Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

By |2020-03-07T12:03:43-05:00March 7th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

It's National Cereal Day, and cereal-makers Kellogg's and General Mills have teamed up to bring awareness to hunger. The two companies have committed to providing 100,000 meals to No Kid Hungry®, a nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they [...]

7 02, 2020

A New View on Cereal

By |2020-02-19T21:00:42-05:00February 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|1 Comment

Some of the information in this post was inspired by an educational session sponsored by General Mills but the opinions are my own, and I was not paid for this post. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2016, cereal is the number one breakfast food [...]

14 01, 2020

What the Cluck?

By |2020-01-14T20:39:37-05:00January 14th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Facts, Wellness|Comments Off on What the Cluck?

Farm-raised. Cage-free. Hormone-free. What do all of those statement mean on a package of chicken or eggs? The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the language you see on food packaging. Sometimes it can be confusing for shoppers. Due to  consumer's desire to know how their food was [...]

20 11, 2019

A New Take on Stuffing

By |2020-05-18T11:24:35-04:00November 20th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on A New Take on Stuffing

My family had many food traditions that I treasure, but sometimes I also like to shake things up a little and veer off the regular menu. Other than poultry, mashed white potatoes, and whipped sweet potatoes, my Thanksgiving menu varies a little every year. I'll make two or [...]