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7 Delicious Ways to Eat a Pear

Happy National Pear Month! Did you know that there are over 3,000 varieties of pears grown around the world? Pear trees were first brought to the United States in the 1800s by colonists. It was found that the trees brought to Oregon and Washington were the ones that thrived and, therefore, those two states are…

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Celebrate A Happy, Healthy Hanukkah & Holidays!

December is a month filled with holidays and celebrations and this week we are currently in the midst of Hanukkah!   This year, Hanukkah began on Sunday, December 2ndand willend on Monday night, December 10th. Also known as the “Festival of Lights”, we celebrate the victory of the Maccabees against the large Syrian army and the rededication…

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Crazy for Cookies

Did you know that tomorrow, December 4th, is National Cookie Day? That’s right, there is an entire day designated to celebrate this delicious dessert!   Let’s start with how cookies were created – It’s quite an interesting story as they were actually created by accident. Back in the day, when chefs were baking cakes, they…

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Obsessing Over Omega-3’s

You may have heard about omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on the news, but don’t know exactly what they are or what they do. Omega-3 PUFAs is a nutrient that is found in plant sources and fish. Your body needs omega-3 fatty acids for normal metabolic function, however you are not able to create it. That is…

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Time to Celebrate National French Toast Day!

Is it just me, or is French Toast one of the best meals ever? What makes it so good, you may ask? There are so many sweet variations! You can even make it savory, if that’s what you like. I guess a couple other people feel the same way as I do because there is…

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Reduce Food Waste, Rework Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving was yesterday and you enjoyed the yummy food you prepared for your guests. But you are now left with a ton of leftovers. How long will the food sit in your fridge before it ends up in the trash. Here, in America, approximately 40% of food will wind up in a landfill.   While…

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6 Tips For A Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is Thursday!? Personally, I always find that November flies and the holidays come upon us so quickly!  In some ways, I wish it would slow down, but I also love the holidays and feel like there is a sense of comfort because it’s a great time to spend with my…

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It’s Time to Take a Hike!

This Saturday, November 17th, lace up your boots and get out your compass for National Take a Hike DayOn this day, you and everyone else across the United States are encouraged to get outside and walk a trail.  There are over 60,000 trails in the National Trail System, providing you with ample new places to…

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Time to Spread Awareness About Diabetes

Did you know that within the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled? Currently, more than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes and an additional 84 million adults have prediabetes. Unfortunately, these numbers are continuing to grow.  This is why there is an entire month…

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6 “Sweet”, Sweet Potato Recipes

Did you know that the sweet potato is not in the same family as the white potato or even yams, which they are commonly mistaken for? Sweet potatoes actually belong to the convolvulaceae family or “morning glory family” which also contains a plethora of flowers as well!  No matter what “family” the sweet potato belongs…

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8 Perfect Pumpkin Meals and Snacks

As soon as fall rolls in and October starts, the pumpkins come out! But now that October has passed, what do you do with all your pumpkins? Pumpkins are pretty, trendy, and represent the weather and holidays approaching – like Thanksgiving. They are the perfect food to eat on a chilly day!   Let’s go…

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Go Nuts In Celebration of National Peanut Butter Month

Did you know that the average American eats three pounds of peanut butter per year? How about that one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter contains about 540 peanuts? Peanut butter consumption is so high and widespread there is an entire month dedicated to celebrating it!   November is National Peanut Butter Month, which makes now…

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Time to Fall for Veggies!

Did you know that October was National Vegetarian Awareness Month? Although October is nearing its end, it’s still the perfect time to learn more about what it means to be a vegetarian – and if it would fit your lifestyle! Have you ever considered going vegetarian for a day, a week, or a month? Many…

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Healthy Skin, Healthy You

Did you know that the largest organ of your body is your skin?  It protects your body against diseases and infections and protects your internal organs.  Seeing that it plays such a major role as guardian for your body, skin health is crucial and should not be neglected.  November is National Healthy Skin Month and…

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National Cranberry Month is Here!

Did you know that October is National Cranberry Month?  As the holidays are approaching, cranberries are often used in various traditional recipes, which makes nowa great time to learn more about the delicious cranberry!   You maythink of cranberries as just a simple, sweet and tarty fruit that you eat during Thanksgiving as a sauce,…

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Building Strong Bones to Fight Osteoporosis

The foods that you eat can have a significant impact on your health. Most chronic illnesses can even be managed with a proper diet – think diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.   Osteoporosis is another chronic illness that diet and exercise can have a signifiant impact on. Every October 20th, World Osteoporosis Dayis observed to…

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Time to Participate in National School Lunch Week

Did you know today starts National School Lunch Week? It runs from today through October 19th! It all started in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy in order to celebrate the school lunch programs in America.  This week recognizes the importance of healthy school lunch in a child’s life.   Every year, the National School…

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World Egg Day

Did you know that today is World Egg Day?  Unfotunately, eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years, but they’re actually incredibly nutrient dense and good for you!  People have been eating eggs all over the world for decades!   Egg-cellent Nutrition   Did you know that 1 egg contains 6 grams of high…

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5 Yummy Ways to Eat An Apple a Day (and 2 Recipes!)

Did you know that October is National Apple Month?  Make the best of this month and indulge in a juicy apple!  With over 2,500 varieties grown in the US, its no wonder why they are one of the most popular fruits out there.  There are countless  numbers of apples to choose from that can easily…

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Reducing Your Risk During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As I’m sure you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, did you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? This is why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is so important to participate in. Although some risk factors you cannot change like being female and…

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