Extend the Life of Your Fruits & Veggies

Extend the Life of Your Fruits & Veggies

Proper storage is key to keeping fruits and veggies fresher longer and saving food dollars. Some produce is best stored in the refrigerator, some is best stored on the kitchen counter for extended shelf life. While writing this article, I picked up a few tips on storing produce. For example, I wasn’t aware that I should… 

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Top 10 Health Tips for Men

TOP 10 HEALTH TIPS FOR MEN

As part of National Men’s Health Week, the California Department of Public Health has highlighted the top health tips to keep men healthy. “Men have an average life expectancy of almost six years less than women,” said CDPH Director Dr. Mark Horton. “By emphasizing the importance of education, physical fitness and disease prevention, we can… 

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6 Tips to Mindful Eating

ON EATING MINDFULLY

Rather than focus on what to eat and what not to eat, I thought I would briefly discuss how to eat. Have you ever eaten a plate of food and felt like you never really tasted a bite? Either the food was really awful or you suffered ‘eating amnesia,’ a complete disconnect from the food… 

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10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Fruits & Veggies

10 WAYS TO GET KIDS TO EAT FRUITS & VEGGIES

We already know that fruits and veggies are associated with good health and reduced disease risk. Unfortunately, very few of us are meeting recommendations for these foods, particularly the little ones. Less than 10% of kids are eating the recommended amount of fruits and veggies.

Taste the Rainbow

TASTE THE RAINBOW

Did you ever look at a fruit or vegetable and wonder how it could be so beautiful in color yet so nourishing, not to mention delicious. It’s not a coincidence that foods rich in color (naturally) are richly beneficial to our health. It’s also not a coincidence that their components (vitamins, minerals, etc.) wonderfully complement… 

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Top 10 Fun Ways to Shop + Cook with Kids

TOP 10 WAYS TO INVOLVE KIDS

Top 10 Fun Ways to Shop + Cook with Kids: 10. Mean Green Cleaning Machine. Let them wash fruits and veggies when preparing foods for cooking or eating. 9. Pick A Peck! When shopping, let them select a new fruit or vegetable to try … or several! 8. Make It Snappy! Let them snap the… 

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Spring Clean Your Kitchen

Spring Clean Your Kitchen

Spring is here – time for some kitchen spring cleaning! Set aside some time to reorganize your kitchen and reap the benefits. Save yourself time, money and reduce your risk of foodborne illness by reorganizing your refrigerator, freezer and pantry items. Here are some simple tips to help get your kitchen in gear.

Tips for Reducing Your Nutrition Carbon Footprint

REDUCING YOUR NUTRITION CARBON FOOTPRINT:

One of the best ways to eat sustainably and healthfully is by eating foods grown locally. This food is fresh and because it is harvested and consumed at its peak, it retains a high level of nutrients and has great flavor. If the local food is organic, it’s much better for energy conservation and environmental… 

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Vegan Replacements

Vegan Replacements

Egg Replacements When baking, try substituting one banana or 1/4 cup applesauce for each egg. One egg can also be replaced by using: 2 Tbs. potato starch, 1/4 cup mashed potatoes, 1/4 cup canned pumpkin or squash, or 1 tablespoon ground flax seed in 3 tablespoons of water. Flax Eggs: For each 1 egg a… 

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Reclaim Family Dinner

RECLAIM FAMILY DINNER

This year, we may all want to make it a goal to reclaim family dinner. Research has shown that family meals promote healthier lifestyles for all family members. As Barbara Mahany nicely puts it, family dinner is “not only essential for the care and comfort of the ones you love, but it also lays down… 

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Thinking About Eating Less Meat?

Thinking About Eating Less Meat: Vegan 101

“It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy,… 

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