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Autumn Farm Markets

Autumn Farm Markets

I love shopping at autumn farm markets and am currently planning the Thanksgiving meal. I love shopping for local and seasonal produce. God Bless local farmers!

Carrots

Carrots

The orange carrot we know and love today came originally from Holland, but up until the Middle Ages, all carrots were purple. Gardeners often delight in such oddities, but you will be very lucky to find any purple specimens available in stores or supermarkets. Carrots contain large amounts of carotene and vitamin A, along with […]

School Lunches

School Lunches

Have school lunches hit a wall? It’s gets tedious for anyone to eat the same thing every day. It may be time to mix it up to keep your kids interested in eating healthy. You may want to include dry roasted edamame or chickpeas for a salty, crunchy snack with some protein. Individually packed, pitted […]

Figs

Figs

Figs are truly fantastic! Dried figs are available all year round and many markets offer luxuriously sweet fresh figs throughout the year as well. Figs are a healthy and portable snack that is packed with nutrition. Figs are rich in potassium, which helps control blood pressure. They also provide calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper. Because […]

Citrus

Citrus

Oranges and lemons were first brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers. Today the United States is among the world’s top citrus growers and consumers. To choose the best citrus select fruit that is heavy and not too soft. When selecting oranges don’t worry about the color, as it is not a good indicator of […]

Add More Greens To Your Life

Add More Greens To Your Life

Dark Leafy Greens Give You More Nutritional Bang For Your Buck. Add More Greens To Your Diet And Most Likely You’ll Feel Much Better. Add Cooked Greens To Frittatas, Breakfast Tacos And Poached Eggs. Stir Greens Into Soups And Stews During The Last Few Minutes Of Cooking. Start Your Day With A Smoothie Packed With […]

Food That Boost Energy Levels

Food That Boost Energy Levels

It’s January and many of us are working towards our health goals. Choosing foods that give us energy are important in keeping on track. Some foods that boost energy levels include cashews, chicken, salmon, and beans. Cashews Cashews are high in magnesium and help to convert sugar into energy. Magnesium deficiency can lead to low […]

How To Interpret Package Information

How To Interpret Package Information

While the Nutrition Fact label can tell you a lot about a food, you need to check the ingredients list to see what you’re really eating. Is your breakfast cereal made with whole grains or does your favorite salad dressing contain oil that is high in saturated fat, for example. By law, ingredients lists must […]

Keep It Light

Keep It Light

Generally animal products are higher in fat than plant foods, but it’s not necessary to cut out all meat and dairy products to keep your fat intake reasonable. Low-fat dairy foods, lean and well trimmed meat, and skinless poultry provide the same amounts of vitamins and minerals as their fattier counterparts. Skinless poultry, fish, dry […]