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4 09, 2022

Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

By |2022-09-04T09:46:33-04:00September 4th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

When you adopt a zero waste cooking lifestyle, you have to have a plan for your bananas. It's almost inevitable that you will have one or two overripe bananas left from every bunch you buy. You can use them in smoothies, make a frozen treat, or bake muffins [...]

30 08, 2022

Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

By |2022-08-30T22:43:30-04:00August 30th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

One strategy for wasting less food, is to start taking note of the bits of vegetables that end up sitting in your refrigerator. And the dips or condiments that don't quite get finished. I had noticed that every time I bought a bunch of celery, I'd use some, [...]

9 08, 2022

Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

By |2022-08-09T18:37:50-04:00August 9th, 2022|Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

You are probably hearing a lot about plant-based diets these days. For some, it's an all or nothing deal. Whether you're vegetarian or vegan, or a meat-eating omnivore, plants add a health bonus to your eating plan. If you choose a vegetarian lifestyle, cool. But if you are [...]

3 06, 2022

Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

By |2022-06-03T15:23:11-04:00June 3rd, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

A key strategy to reducing your food waste at home is learning to use similar ingredients in different ways. I originally made this sauce as a salad dressing. I had leftover spinach that was wilting, along with a large basil plant in the garden. In lieu of pesto, [...]

29 11, 2021

Zero Waste Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

By |2021-12-01T20:11:49-05:00November 29th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

In the spirit of giving and zero food waste, I’m giving you this cranberry appetizer that uses leftover holiday cranberry sauce. Once you have your cranberries cooked, you can whip up this appetizer to enjoy with friends over the holidays during cocktail hour or a pot luck. Cranberries [...]

3 05, 2021

High Blood Pressure Month: Do you know your numbers?

By |2021-05-27T18:11:45-04:00May 3rd, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on High Blood Pressure Month: Do you know your numbers?

Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure―but many of us are not aware of it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a leading cause of death in the United States. You may think that blood pressure needs to be [...]

1 05, 2021

Dip it! Tasty Tip for Enjoying More Fruits and Veggies

By |2021-05-08T09:13:42-04:00May 1st, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Dip it! Tasty Tip for Enjoying More Fruits and Veggies

There's bad news, and good news. Bad news: A recent report showed people are eating fruits and vegetables less frequently, down nearly 10% since 2004. Good news: A simple dip recipe makes snacking on apples even more appealing! This dip adds flavor, calcium, and fat and protein for [...]

12 04, 2021

Blood Pressure Lowering Ricotta Banana Bread

By |2021-04-12T17:05:11-04:00April 12th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Blood Pressure Lowering Ricotta Banana Bread

If you've been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), your doctor may have recommended some lifestyle changes. Diet, exercise, stress reduction and compliance with medication are all part of the plan. If you are already physically fit, you may be wondering how else you can improve your cardiovascular [...]

24 03, 2021

Personalizing Your Plate

By |2021-03-25T10:38:04-04:00March 24th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Personalizing Your Plate

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® is about personalizing your plate. I encourage you to work on this all year long. Every five years the USDA publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA are dietary guidelines based on the current body of evidence that associates [...]