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Do Pantry Food Expiration Dates Matter?

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...

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Brunch at Home

Brunch at Home

The menu includes both sweet and savory dishes, that are delicious, versatile and call for pantry and kitchen staple ingredients. Rest assured that if you don’t have something on the ingredient list, you can swap it out for something else. ADDED BONUS: If you’re...

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Zinc and Your Immune System

Zinc and Your Immune System

Immunity and fighting illness is on the top of everyone's mind right now. While we listen each day for health updates and follow COVID-19 prevention recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), let’s not forget...

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Is Soy Bad?

Is Soy Bad?

Soy has been commonly consumed for centuries. However, in recent years the phytoestrogen-containing plant has become a controversial topic in the cancer community.In this post we explore the facts and myths of soy to help you decide if you would like to include soy in...

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Grain Bowls

Grain Bowls

My 2020 Intention? Grain Bowls. I’m not usually one for New Year resolutions. Some people love them, some people do not love them (there’s no right or wrong in my opinion). However, I do see the New Year as a time for me to press the “refresh” button. No specific...

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Cranberries

Cranberries

  Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to enjoy cranberries but you don't have to stop at just one day!  Cranberries are antioxidant powerhouses. These ruby jewels are chock full of Vitamin C and phytonutrients that protect your body from free radicals and strengthen your...

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Easy Veggie & Bean Dish

Easy Veggie & Bean Dish

Good nutrition doesn't have to be complicated.  The best recipes are ones that you can make in big batches and then add different ingredients to change it up throughout the week.  A great example is this recipe for a “Basic Veggie and White Bean Dish”. It’s so...

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Calcium 101

Calcium 101

Think calcium only comes from diary? Think again! Calcium comes from several plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Foods can be fortified with calcium too. Our bodies need calcium to maintain bone health and to keep our heart, muscles, and nerves...

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Smashed Chickpea Salad

Smashed Chickpea Salad

I’m always on the hunt for something new to pack for lunch (aren’t we all?)! I personally love a sandwich, but that can get boring.  My new obsession is this chickpea “tuna” salad. Full of flavor, fiber and veggies, this quick dish will keep you satisfied for hours!...

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The Truth About Juice

The Truth About Juice

I have a glass of juice every morning with my breakfast. That’s healthy, right? It’s 100% juice! I hear this quite a bit and understandably so – manufacturers make you think your favorite glass of juice is just as good as eating the actual fruit. True? Nope. In fact,...

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Summer Hydration Tips

Summer Hydration Tips

As the weather really starts to heat up, hydration becomes more important than ever! Proper hydration helps to cleanse your body of toxins and waste and regulates your body temperature as well as your metabolism, digestion, heart rate and blood pressure. To say...

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