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  • Sumptuous Summer Tomatoes

    Sumptuous Summer Tomatoes

    There’s nothing like a fresh slice of bright red summer tomato for your sandwich or salad. But did you know that tomatoes can also come in yellow, orange, green and even purple? Chlorophyll and carotenoids are responsible for the color of tomatoes, but they are also the compounds that contribute most to our health. Botanically,

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  • Asparagus: Many Ways

    Asparagus: Many Ways

    When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to eat it! You can show your children or grandchildren how to prep asparagus. They can snap off the woody ends of asparagus, wash vegetables under cool running water, and season with salt and pepper and a little vegetable oil. Asparagus: Spears of Health Asparagus

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  • King of the Cruciferous: Broccoli

    King of the Cruciferous: Broccoli

    Snacks and finger foods with a kick! Kids love to eat these tiny “trees” with hummus in their lunch boxes and guests will enjoy how broccoli makes for easy finger food with dips or sauces. One serving is only ½ cup cooked which means you double your nutrients when you consume an average-sized portion of

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  • Cabbage: Health Benefits May Surprise You

    Cabbage: Health Benefits May Surprise You

    Did you know the USDA reports cabbage is the second most economical vegetable, (after potato), on your grocery list? With lots of beneficial vitamins and nutrients, you’ve got a munch-worthy veggie to bring to the table. Humble Head of Cabbage   Say hello to a most-underused vegetable with a list of health benefits that may

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  • Spinach: Top-Ranked Superfood

    Spinach: Top-Ranked Superfood

    Many foods have earned superfood status, which seems to change according to media hype. But spinach has consistently retained its top rank as the superfood to beat all others because it is so dense in nutrients and healthy compounds. Eating spinach daily is linked to lower risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer, three of

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  • Quinoa, the Ancient Grain

    Quinoa, the Ancient Grain

    Quinoa is an ancient grain first cultivated in Peru. It’s rich in B vitamins, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and
fiber and is especially high in vitamin E. Look for tan, red, brown and black varieties. Darker colors have richer, stronger flavors. Discovering the Ancient Grain, Quinoa   Most people think of grains as carbohydrates,

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  • Get a Healthy Boost from Beets

    Get a Healthy Boost from Beets

    Beets can add a healthy boost to your diet. Beets are a good source of riboflavin, which helps build healthy red blood cells. And, (fun fact), they come in multiple varieties, including red, golden, and white. Health Benefits of Beets   With the season of red and green before us, consider adding beets to your

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  • Colorful Cranberries

    Colorful Cranberries

    Fresh cranberries are available from October through early January. So, fall is a great time to stock up. Health Benefits of Cranberries   As we plan for the holidays, it seems most families include some form of cranberries with their Thanksgiving feast. What a shame we only use this healthy fruit once a year. Cranberries

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  • The Health Benefits of Winter Squash

    The Health Benefits of Winter Squash

    Savory cooking ideas with colorful, vitamin-rich squash There are many varieties of squash including both summer and winter types. You may recognize summer squash like green and yellow zucchini and crookneck squash. These types are typically available in summer but can be found year-round in most markets. Winter squash tend to be available later in

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