The Edamame Edition

One of the foods celebrated in April is soy, so I figured it would be appropriate to highlight edamame in this month’s monthly morsels. Edamame are young immature soybeans that are harvested before the beans are allowed time to ripen. The beans are contained in a fuzzy and fibrous inedible shell and are typically boiled,…

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Roasted Garlic Edamame

These edamame pods are great as an appetizer, snack or side dish. They are crunchy, flavorful and fun to eat. Substitute a serving of these when you need a snack and you’ll never crave potato chips again!

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Edamame Chickpea Salad

This is a quick salad to assemble that makes a refreshing side dish to any meal.

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Celebrating Celery

I used to think that celery was the dullest of all of the vegetables. I used to resent its mild, watery flavor. Who knows, perhaps it was an immature palate that steered me away from celery. But boy things have changed. April is National Celery Month and a great time to start making healthy food…

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Upgrade Your Easter Basket and Meal

Some claim that the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a pagan goddess of spring and fertility. So how did chocolate, dyed eggs and giant bunnies become such a large part of the celebration? Over the centuries various folk tales and pagan traditions sparked Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and a slew of candy as tradition…

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Lack of Sleep is Causing You to Eat those Chips

Lack of a good night’s sleep is not something that goes unnoticed. You probably experience the consequences right away. The morning is rough, you wake up groggy and lethargic. No amount of coffee can keep you running until lunch.   Sleep is the one thing that everyone needs but that most people take for granted….

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I’m Nuts for Peanuts

Peanuts are one of America’s favorite snacks. You probably can picture yourself at a baseball game, digging your hand into a bag of nuts, cracking the shell and enjoying the sweet, salty taste of peanuts.   March is National Peanut Month That’s right a whole month dedicated to the perfect little peanut! National Peanut Week…

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March is National Nutrition Month

  Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates the month of March as National Nutrition Month. This honorary month was established to educate and celebrate the benefits of making healthy choices. Of course if it were up to me, every month would be National Nutrition Month. But hopefully you’ll find ways to take…

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March Monthly Morsels

The Superfood, Spinach It seems that your mother may have been on to something when she told you to “eat your spinach” for dinner! Spinach is bursting with healthful properties including being an excellent source of a slew of vitamins and minerals. This delicate green is high in antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin K, vitamin A, iron,…

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Spinach Stuffed Twice Baked Sweet Potato

This dish is an explosion of antioxidants and nutrients from both the orange carotenoids in the sweet potato and the green chlorophyll in the spinach. The spinach and sweet potato complement each other beautifully in this dish that makes a wonderfully cozy side dish or appetizer.

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What to Do with Your Leap Day

Hi everyone! My name is Jackie LiPera and I’m a dietetic graduate student on Long Island. I work alongside Bonnie to develop wonderful nutrition-driven ideas and resources for you guys. I wrote this blog to give you some ideas on what you can do with your extra day this leap year.   We all have…

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Have an Oat-tastic Day

Even though oatmeal has been around forever, it seems like people are finally sparking interest over this old breakfast. Overnight oats, steel cut oats, oatmeal granola bars, and oatmeal energy bites- the options are boundless! So why this sudden revival in one of America’s oldest breakfasts? People are rediscovering all of the wonderful benefits of…

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Persimmon? Isn’t that a Tomato?

Persimmon? Isn’t that a tomato? Many of us think that winter seasons means there’s a limited fruit selection; however, the truth is that there is plenty of variety on the market of winter fruit. One fruit that is currently in season is the persimmon.   The persimmon is a red/orange fruit that resembles a tomato…

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Cancer Awareness is Key

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of death worldwide. In 2016 there are estimated to be 1,685,210 newly diagnosed cases. The enormity of this disease is partly due to the fact that there are so many varieties of cancer out there. It does not discriminate…

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Beat The Sweets This Valentine’s Day

Just one short week after the Super Bowl and there is yet another food-focused occasion being celebrated in the United States. Valentine’s Day is one of those days you either love or you hate. But despite your feelings towards this consumer-driven holiday, there is no question that you will encounter a slew of sugar packed…

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How to Stay Healthy During Super Bowl Weekend

  It’s only February and already another food frenzied “holiday” is just around the corner. This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday and whether you’re rooting for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers, you know that there will be a slew of not-so-healthy foods and snacks galore. Super Bowl Sunday is synonymous with plenty of…

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The Amazing Almond

Guest post by Charna Sheinfeld, Nutrition Intern   They are one of the seemingly contradictory foods because they high in fat but extremely good for our health. What am I referring to? Almonds of course! Now that I am a nursing mother, I not only think about my own health, but I also need to…

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Baked Pears with Toasted Almonds and Cranberries

This is an extremely easy dessert to assemble. The crunchiness of the toasted almonds, chewiness of the dried cranberries, and the softness of the baked pear are a perfect marriage of textures and flavors. A cozy dish for the winter months.

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Almond Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon

This is a really simple recipe that makes for a great healthy dish to use for a special occasion. The slightly sweet honey mustard drizzle along with toasted ground almonds really takes a plain piece of salmon to the next level.

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Celebrate American Heart Month with Heart Health Foods

Heart to Heart   Did you know that February is American Heart Month? This month is dedicated to help reduce that amount of lives taken each year due to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, accounting for roughly 1 in every 3rd death. In order…

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