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National Whole Grains Month

Did you know that September is National Whole Grains Month? Yes, there is an entire month dedicated to whole grains! The best part about whole grains is that there is such a variety to choose from; you can have a different type every night of the week!  The USDA recommends that at least half of…

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Time to Celebrate National Guacamole Day!

Happy (early) National Guacamole Day! Did you know that guacamole dates all the way back to the 1500s when it was created by the Aztecs and to this day the same ingredients are used!  As you know, the main component of guacamole is crushed avocado, but many recipes call for the addition of other vegetables like…

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Spice Up Your Waffle With These 6 Tips

Did you know that this past week was National Waffle Week? It runs through Saturday, September 8th! Now is the perfect time to celebrate this week with the start of September, start of school and work getting back to normal. Although we missed the beginning of the celebration, it’s not too late to talk about…

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7 Tips To Lower Your Cholesterol Now!

Did you know that over 102 million American adults have high cholesterol? Do you also know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? This makes now the perfect time to get your cholesterol levels checked and learn more about how you can keep your cholesterol down.   What is Cholesterol?   Before we delve any…

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Time to Celebrate National Trail Mix Day

Now that the heat of the summer is beginning to break, it has become the perfect time to get out and enjoy some local nature trails. A simple Google search will reveal wonderful state and local parks in your area that were previously undiscovered. Take time this September to explore new hiking trails in your…

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Time to Get Ready To Head Back To School

With August winding down, now is a great time to look ahead and start preparing for the upcoming school year! We all know how hectic schedules can get, so planning ahead can really help you start the school year on the right foot! I do understand that packing lunch/snacks can be a bit hard to…

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Get Your Kiwi On!

Did you know that Kiwis are native to Northern China?  From China, they traveled on to New Zealand and continuously spread throughout different places around the world, gaining popularity along the way.  Kiwis aren’t often praised enough for their nutritional benefits, but they most definitely should be!  This underrated fuzzy fruit is more than just…

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September is National Family Meals Month!

Do you and your family eat meals together? If so, how many? If not, how come? As a parent myself, I understand how stressful your day can be and what it’s like to be pulled in a million different directions with no time to make a family meals.   Luckily September is National Family Meals…

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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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