‘Tis the Season for Fresh Produce!

Although it may still feel like winter outside, spring is finally here! With the change of season, comes the promise of warmer weather and the start of flowers sprouting outside. This is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. Not only is new life sprouting every which way you turn, but spring is…

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It’s Going to Be A Strawberry Extravaganza!

Did you know that strawberries are one of the most popular fruits eaten in the United States? They are extremely popular because they are so versatile, nutritious, and delicious! It’s no wonder then that this well-liked fruit has its own day. On February 27th, we get to celebrate National Strawberry Day!   You may be…

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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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Refreshing Papaya Strawberry Soup with Ginger and Lime

This soup is a great appetizer or dessert for a spring or summer meal. The papaya makes for an extremely soft buttery consistency and sweet, but mellow taste. The small amount of ginger and lime add an extra dimension of flavor and freshness to the dish.

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Berry Chia Smoothie

This smoothie is super simple to prepare and is a great breakfast for on the go. This chia seeds add a punch of fiber and protein as well as adding to the thickness of the smoothie, because they gel up when added to fluid.

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Wilted Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Dates and Macadamia Nuts

If you have been following my recipe posts for a while, you probably figured out by now that I love balancing different flavors and textures to blend together into one harmonious dish. This spinach salad is true to that theme. The sweetness of the dates and the strawberries blend beautifully with the slight bitterness of the spinach and the saltiness of the nuts. Because the dressing is warm when poured over the spinach, it slightly wilts the leaves, taking away their slightly raw and bitter taste. All the while keeping it fresh and crunchy with all of the nutrients intact.

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May Monthly Morsels

Sweet, Sweet Strawberries By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern The tantalizing aroma, bright red color, and alluring flavor of strawberries is allowing me to believe that spring has truly sprung. How appropriate it is that May is the month we celebrate these robust berries? This is the time of year that strawberries are at their peak…

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Strawberry-Mango Sorbet

This sorbet is so delicious with natural sweetness from the fruit and added sweetness from honey. It is a little tangy, a little sweet, and wonderfully smooth and creamy. You’ll never go back to those packaged frozen desserts which are loaded with added sweeteners after you try this!

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French Toast Sandwiches Stuffed with Strawberries and Greek Yogurt

These French toast sandwiches are perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast or brunch with the family when you have a little more time to spend on cooking. Children can even help out as the recipe is pretty easy and straight forward. The strawberries are sweet so there is little need for added sweetener, making this a healthy and hearty meal that is high in fiber, and low in sugar.

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Feta Stuffed Strawberries

The great combination of sweet strawberries and salty cheese will appeal to both your sweet and salty taste buds. The added protein of the cheese will help tide you over until your next meal! Stuffing the strawberries with feta cheese makes an easy snack to take on the go. You can also create a salad by mixing sliced strawberries and cubes of feta cheese over romaine lettuce and drizzling with a little balsamic vinegar.

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A Berry Healthy Month to You

Now is the time that all varieties of berries are at the peak of their season, which is why we celebrate National Berry Month in July!  There is no better time than the summer months to enjoy the delicious sweet flavor of these tiny fruits that can be eaten on any occasion.   In just…

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Spring has Sprung! Enjoying the Fruits and Veggies of Spring

Spring has sprung and so have the fruits and vegetables.   April will bring fresh strawberries, nectarines and asparagus.  To get the best use out of your fruits and vegetables, be sure to select the freshest produce and store them properly. Strawberries Pick the brightest strawberries with green tops.  The sweetest berries are small and fragrant.  …

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What You’re Eating May Help Soothe Arthritis Pain

What can help: Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Once ingested, omega-3’s convert into compounds that are much more potent than the original fatty acids themselves.  One important type of compound, called resolvin, is effective in signaling the inflammatory response to end. In arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, an overactive immune system causes degradation of body tissues.  Resolvins…

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Spring 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Family Meals Matter: The Importance of Eating Together • Get the Most From Your Exercise with the Right Post-Workout Meal • Get the Facts on Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Eat to Beat the Inflammation Associated with Arthritis • Feature Food of the Month: Strawberries • Feature Food of the Month Recipe: Mexican Stuffed Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Tropical Salsa

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