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Category Archive: What’s Cooking

Aug 13

Peppers and more Peppers!

Is your summer over and have you started school? If so, what does your diet and excercise regime look like now? Are you eating out more? Are you chilling out in front of the television when you get home; or are you participating in after school activites? Please continue to follow as we promote and encorage each other to live happier and …

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May 20

Fruit of the Month: Limes

May’s fruit of the month is…..the lime. A great source of vitamin C, the lime is a popular choice for flavoring foods. Adding a little lime juice to your meal provides antioxidants that can help to boost your immune system. Like most fruits and veggies, the lime is low in fat and sodium which makes …

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May 05

Veggie of the Month: Potatoes

This month’s vegetable is…. the potato!

Although potatoes (and carbs in general) have been getting a bad rap lately, they have a strong nutritional content. Potatoes are a fat and cholesterol free source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Potatoes are available year round in various varieties: yukon gold, russet, red, and white, just to …

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Apr 20

Fruit of the Month: Asian Pear

April’s fruit of the month is….the Asian pear!

The Asian pear is a mix of a pear and an apple. Asian pears taste similar to the traditional European pear but is round and ripens on a tree like an apple.  Asian pears are great in a fresh spring salad, and contain fiber, vitamin c, folic …

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Apr 01

Veggie of the Month: Tomatillos

April Fools!  This month’s vegetable is actually a fruit – the tomatillo. A tomatillo looks like a small green or yellow tomato wrapped in a brown husk. Tomatillos are popular in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine and are available year round in the supermarket. You can even find them canned, but we know fresh is best! …

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