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27 02, 2019

Snacking Can Be Heart-Healthy

By |2019-11-18T11:27:00-05:00February 27th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Snacking Can Be Heart-Healthy

It's Heart Month, and it's a good idea to gradually add more heart-healthy foods to your overall diet. If you are trying to follow a DASH Diet plan and lifestyle, one strategy is to choose well at snack time. Research about how consumers eat is showing that snacks [...]

11 04, 2017

Pasta Cici

By |2020-03-29T15:04:02-04:00April 11th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Heart Disease|Comments Off on Pasta Cici

This post contains affiliate links from products that I get a small commission on. Growing up Catholic with an Italian mother and grandmother, we went meatless on Fridays during Lent. Unlike many of our other Catholic counterparts who did fish fries, we usually at what my mother used [...]

29 06, 2016

Charred Chard: Chock Full of Vitamins, DASH Diet Friendly

By |2019-06-26T13:54:17-04:00June 29th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|2 Comments

"Eat your greens" said my grandmother. Growing up, my Italian immigrant grandparents always grew vegetables in the summer, and my dad followed suit. Now my husband is the gardener of the house. My grandfather built a "hot bed" in which he'd start some greens or small plants, like tomatoes [...]