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Time for the Perfect Sandwich

Sandwiches are a classic food that can be eaten at any time of the day. The sandwich has become a go-to food because it is easy to make and can be customized to any appetite.  You can eat a sandwich as a snack or meal, be sweet or savory, hot or cold, simple or exotic…

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It’s Peach Season!

Ready to bite into a sweet, succulent and tasty piece of fruit?  Look no further and grab yourself a delicious peach!  Peaches are harvested throughout the summer and are now in their peak season, making August the last month to fully enjoy the fresh peaches. It’s no wonder why August is perfect for National Peach Month!…

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Create Memories This “Kids Eat Right” Month

The summer can be a very busy time for families, from long days at camp to never-ending beach days, it can seem impossible to have structured family time. However, with school quickly approaching it’s important now more than ever to spend quality time with your children. This August, take the time to celebrate National Kids…

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Summer Fun at the Farmers Market

Did you know there’s an entire week dedicated to farmer’s markets? This year, National Farmer’s Market Week started yesterday (August 5th) and runs through August 11th! It’s a week in which we show recognition to the value these markets bring to our communities.   Farmer’s markets are the perfect gathering place where you can buy…

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Watermelon: The Perfect Summer Fruit!

Today is National Watermelon Dayand there’s no better time to celebrate this refreshing fruit than now! Watermelon is a great nutrient-packed summertime treat. It’s made up of 92% water so it helps keep you hydrated during those hot summer days, too.   Did you know that watermelons were first found in northeastern Africa, where they…

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Keep It Light With these 6 Refreshing Summer Beverages

Picture this: It’s a hot summer day and you are at the beach or park. All of a sudden you are thirsty and looking for something to keep you hydrated, while also quenching your thirst. What are you grabbing out of the cooler? Is it fruit juice? Soda? Sports drink? Store bought iced tea or lemonade?…

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It’s Time To Take Your Burger to the Next Level!

Did you know that July 28th is National Hamburger Day?  Hamburgers are just about as American as it; in fact; when people who live outside the United States are asked what they think of as American food, hamburgers top the list.  Little do they know, the hamburger was not started in the U.S.!   The…

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Sensational Salads for Scorching Summer Days!

Do you ever feel like it’s too hot to eat? Are you looking for a meal that can satisfy and refresh you all at once?   Well, believe it or not, salads are a great meal for these hot summer days! They are light, refreshing, and most importantly nutritious.  Vegetables, which make up the bulk…

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It’s UV Safety Month!

UV Safety is so important – in fact, it’s so important that we even have the whole month of July dedicated to it! The summer is in full swing so it’s necessary to be mindful of the amount of time you’re spending in the direct sun. The sun can be extremely harmful if the correct…

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It’s a Berry Fun Summer!

Did you know that July is National Berry Month? Berries are small in size, but can be used in a variety of ways. For those who have a sweet tooth, berries are also a great way to help satisfy it! Berries are at the peak of their season now, which is why it’s the perfect time…

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Grilling with Care for National Grilling Month

The temperature is rising and the nights are long, making now the perfect time to take the cooking outside! This month we celebrate National Grilling Monthwith great recipes and quality family time. There is nothing like grilled food on a warm summer night, whether you’re enjoying it on your deck or a local park!  …

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Make The Most Out of National Picnic Month!

With the warmer weather and the sun being out longer during the day, it gives you more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors!  It is no wonder why July is National Picnic Month!  Picnics are the perfect time to enjoy a laid back and relaxing social gathering in the park.   A picnic gives you the…

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Make it a Macaroni Day

Did you know that today is National Macaroni Day?If you’re like me, you know that any day of the year is a great day to celebrate this versatile food. Pasta has gotten some bad press over the last few years, and it’s time to set the record straight. You can have your macaroni and eat…

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How to Have a Healthy and Intuitive 4th of July

The 4thof July is a favorite summer holiday that is enjoyed with friends and family. It is a great time to catch up with loved ones while also catching some rays. For some, parties that are filled with delicious barbecue, dessert, and beverages can cause stress and worry. However, this should not be the case!…

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Sun, Summer, Sandwich!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, summer! I am ready to spend as much of my day as possible outside and I’m sure you feel the same way! As you start to spend more time outside, are you thinking about what simple on-the-go meals you can take with you? Me too.  One of my…

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More Papayas Please!

With summer here and the weather getting warmer each day, it’s time to stock up on fruits that offer great taste as well as keeping you cool and refreshed. What fruits come to mind? What fruits do you crave the most on those hot summer days?   You may typically think of watermelon, honeydew, melons,…

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Got Dairy?

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month?  Whether you’re eating cheese, ice cream, yogurt or drinking milk in your morning coffee, dairy products are one of the largest food groups in the American diet!   Unfortunately, dairy has gotten some negative press over the past few years because many fad diets claim it’s…

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Celebrate the First Day of Summer with a Picnic!

The first day of summer, June 21ST, is right around the corner! It’s time to clean off the backyard decks and head outside for some warm outdoor fun. And what better way to celebrate summer than with a picnic!?   Luckily, today is International Picnic Dayand the perfect time to start the summer festivities!  …

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Making Moves this Men’s Health Week

Do you have a man in your life that should be going to the doctors more often than they do? Or, maybe you are the one that isn’t doing his best to take care of himself. If so, you’re not the only one!  More often than not, men neglect their health until a serious issue…

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Gimme a Tea! Iced Tea!

Summer is finally here and to me, there’s nothing more refreshing than a glass of iced tea to cool off. There’s reason to celebrate too as June is National Iced Tea Month! There are plenty of opportunities this month to gulp some down!   Tea has been enjoyed for centuries throughout the world. There are…

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