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Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

Thanksgiving will usher in the holiday season which most likely will include special family meals and treats. When planning holiday food you can create healthy meals and still enjoy yourself. Some recipes just have to have [...]

Plant Breeding: Farm to Fork

Just about everything you purchase in a grocery store has been improved through plant breeding. Through generations of research, scientists have learned a lot about how to make seeds and plants better - more tolerant to [...]

Reducing Your Food Waste

The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.  I'm always encouraging you to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, but sadly, it's the fruit and veggies in your [...]

Quick & Dirty Tips to Add Fruits and Veggies

September is National Fruits & Veggies Month! Your role is important because we are right in the middle of a fruit and vegetable consumption crisis. Close to 9 in 10 Americans still do not eat enough [...]

Turn that Cucumber into a Delicious Sandwich Topper

A 2020 study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics found that the average U.S. household wasted 31.9% of its food. The total annual cost of the wasted food was estimated to be $1,866 per household. [...]

Add-Ins for a Nutrition Boost

You may not know it, but you could be missing some key nutrients in your diet. For the average American Diet: Fiber, vitamin D, calcium and potassium are considered “nutrients of concern” according to the USDA [...]

Sweet and Savory Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon is loaded with protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and it's so easy to prepare. It's recommended that you eat seafood twice a week to get the omega-3 fatty acids you need for heart, brain [...]

What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Gadget?

Do you have a favorite kitchen gadget or utensil? I have lots of them! Having the right tools in your kitchen makes cooking much more enjoyable. One of my must-haves is my kitchen shears. I like [...]

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