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31 05, 2022

Zero Waste Fruit Smoothie

By |2022-06-02T13:20:15-04:00May 31st, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Fruit Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to reduce food waste. This Blueberry-Banana Smoothie includes protein powder and milk for protein, and uses bananas and berries. You can really use any berry that you have in the refrigerator or freezer. You can also use up leftover veggies like greens, cucumber [...]

28 04, 2020

Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

By |2022-05-21T18:38:22-04:00April 28th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

There are a lot of liquid drinks on the market promising nutrition. You're likely to get much more nutrition from a homemade smoothie than you will the expensive pre-packaged drinks. Some of them are seemingly waters laced with very little nutrition. Others are plant-based milk replacements touting themselves [...]

13 02, 2020

Skip the Food Fight: Teen Nutrition

By |2020-02-13T12:35:53-05:00February 13th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on Skip the Food Fight: Teen Nutrition

Confession: I let my teenage sons skip breakfast. I am a big fan of breakfast, and I personally usually need to eat first thing in the morning. I'm sure you've heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" Maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. [...]

18 09, 2018

Is Your Weight Loss Stalled By Too Many Healthy Calories?

By |2019-08-27T15:52:05-04:00September 18th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Is Your Weight Loss Stalled By Too Many Healthy Calories?

You may end up wondering why you still aren't losing weight when you've made all of these healthy changes to your diet. Our food supply is abundant. With the popularity of the "healthy snack" niche on the market, you may get fooled into consuming too many calories from [...]

14 03, 2017

Herbs and Spices and Everything Nice

By |2020-04-28T20:10:40-04:00March 14th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Herbs and Spices and Everything Nice

Herbs and spices add flavor to foods, and are often a great way to reduce the salt you use in cooking. However, some spices may also provide additional benefits to your health. Many contain "phytochemicals", potentially having some added health benefits. General Mills occasionally sends me some samples [...]