Category: HER Nutrition

DIY Herb Garden

Spring has sprung and there is no better time to plant a garden. Not your bag? It’s easier than you might think. An herb garden can be as simple as some dirt, a few seeds and a pot! They’re a great way to venture into the world of gardening because they’re easy, convenient and can be grown in a container. PLUS growing your own herbs saves you money and may even inspire a new recipe.

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Eat Your Veggies

The Power of One 

Most days, my goal is to squeeze in an extra serving of vegetables each day. Well, to be honest, some days it’s just to eat any vegetable at all! Don’t we all just want easy ways to sneak in health here and there?! Well, we’ve got some ideas…and it starts with the power of one.

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Roasted Beet and Apple Salad with Caramelized Fennel and Citrus-Ginger Vinaigrette by the Classic Diner

At the Classic Diner Chef Erik crafts memorable dishes with the freshest seasonal ingredients. This roasted beet and apple salad with caramelized fennel and citrus-ginger vinaigrette, accompanied by mini quiches, is sure to wow your family at your next brunch.

The Classic Diner currently offers curbside pick up and delivery. Don’t forget to support our restaurant community and those who have given so generously to UFH throughout the years.

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Plant-Based Sources of Iron

Iron is an essential nutrient in our diet. Nearly 70% of iron is used to produce hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle cells, both of which transport oxygen and nutrients to cells. A small amount of iron also becomes part of proteins essential for aspiration and energy metabolism. As you can see – it’s a very important mineral!

Certain populations of people are at higher risk of developing iron deficiency,

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Do Pantry Food Expiration Dates Matter?

How many times have you stared at the date stamped on your can of beans or package of rice and wondered, “What does ‘best by’ mean and do my beans know it’s 29 days past this date?!”   Well, this happens to me often and I end up tossing food that is actually safe to eat.  Turns out, these dates are not as scary as they seem!

We typically see three types of dates stamped on our food products:

  1. Best By
  2. Use By
  3. Sell By

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Brunch at Home

If you hadn’t already heard – our Bloom Fashion Show is going virtual. With Bloom at Home coming to you live on Sunday, April 26, what better way to celebrate than with delicious food?! To get us all in the mood to support and celebrate our community, I put together a Bloom at Home Brunch.

The menu includes both sweet and savory dishes, that are delicious, versatile and call for pantry and kitchen staple ingredients.

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