Blueberries – A Small but Mighty Fruit

Don’t let the tiny size fool you, blueberries are jam packed with health benefits. This powerful fruit is actually categorized as a super food. Therefore, there’s no better way to showcase all that blueberries have to offer than by celebrating National Blueberry Month this July!   For years the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) worked…

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Get Berry Excited this July

July is National Berry Month, so what better way to celebrate than learn all about the benefits of berries and different ways to incorporate them into your daily eating pattern?   Berries, like blueberries, strawberries and raspberries contain a wide variety of antioxidants, which can help in preventing cancer. They are very nutrient dense without…

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Give Your Salad a Makeover

May is National Salad Month and while this may not excite many people, I am a huge salad fan, especially this month. I feel like this year the weather went from snow days to beach days practically overnight. During these warm days I notice my appetite changes my body wants more cold dishes than hot…

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A Juicy Bite at Health

Strawberries are among the most eaten fresh fruits enjoyed in the United States, so it is no wonder why today, February 27, is National Strawberry Day. While strawberries are available for fresh picking across the country, most of the strawberries you will buy from a grocery store will be from California or Florida due to…

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Flip Out for Blueberry Pancakes

As the month is coming to a close and the weather is getting even colder, take some time on January 28th to celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day! I have searched for any reason that this special day is dedicated to a certain type of pancake to no avail, so I’ve put together my own list…

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The Power of Cranberries

National Eat a Cranberry Day is coming up on November 23rd. What better time to celebrate cranberries than a few days before Thanksgiving? Cranberries are a trademark for the Thanksgiving holiday feast and many other holiday celebrations.  Today, I encourage you to eat a cranberry (or a couple) and create amazing recipes that focus on…

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It’s Oatmeal Monday

It is the second Monday in February, which is also known as Oatmeal Monday in the world of American food holidays! Today, let’s take some time to acknowledge the wonders oatmeal can do for your health.   Oatmeal is a great source of energy and makes for a power-infused, high energy breakfast to start the…

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Fruits: The Good and the Better

We all know that fruit is good for you; but are some better than others? Are fruit juices viable substitutions? Which fruits should you be eating everyday?   Recent studies have shown that eating a greater variety of fruits may be more beneficial to oneself than eating a greater quantity.  A research study* found that…

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Healthy Desserts to Bring to Your Memorial Day Party

The best part of any family gathering is the chance to share nutritious desserts that taste great. Whether freshly made or baked, the sweet ending to a holiday meal can be fun to make, and full of good health. Take advantage of your red, white, and blue fruits! Fruits are packed with antioxidants such as…

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Health Benefits of “Fro-Yo”!

If you look around your town, I bet you have noticed a growing trend of frozen yogurt shops opening left and right.  These places sing the health benefits of the icy treat, while enticing you with toppings galore.  Today, during National Frozen Yogurt Week, we celebrate the good things about frozen yogurt, and help you…

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Spring 2011: To Your Health

In this Issue: National Nutrition Month: Eat right with Color • The Long Awaited 2010 Dietary Guidelines Just Released • The Many Benefits of Berries • Spring into Soy • Bring Your Pressure Down During National High Blood Pressure Education Month • Featured Food of the Season: Zucchini Squash • Recipe of the Season: Stuffed Zucchini with Turkey, Brown Rice and Edamame

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Berry Easy to Prepare Berries

Berries are a versatile, low calorie treat that pack a big nutritional punch. Enjoy them by themselves, as a flavorful addition to a meal, or puree them and use as an ingredient in your favorite dish. By themselves: To prepare your berries just wash and eat! These tasty little treats can be a great midday…

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Fall 2005: To Your Health

In this Issue: MyPyramid Quick Tips • Adding Whole Grains for a Wholesome Diet • Thanksgiving Turkey Basics • Enjoy a Lower-Fat Thanksgiving This Year • Feature Food of the Month: Berries • Healthy Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crisp

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