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It’s here: a healthier pumpkin spice latte you can make at home

It’s here: a healthier pumpkin spice latte you can make at home

Its fall, y’all!

4 easy recipes just in time for Fall

4 easy recipes just in time for Fall

Imagine a basket full of beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, radishes, apples, and more.[1] Fall harvests are coming up in Georgia.

Will the ketogenic diet help me lose weight?

Will the ketogenic diet help me lose weight?

The ketogenic diet is taking Georgia and other states by storm. What is the ketogenic diet, and can it really help you lose weight?

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11 Tips for Planning a Smart Grocery Trip

11 Tips for Planning a Smart Grocery Trip

Have you ever wanted tips on how to shop for more healthful foods while sticking to a budget? Look no further! Here are 11 ways to have a smarter shopping trip.

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Five Quick Tips on How to Revive Your Wilting Produce

Five Quick Tips on How to Revive Your Wilting Produce

Do you ever find yourself staring at the drooped, wilted, and overripe fruits and vegetables in your fridge that you paid good money for?

What Would Wakandans Eat?

What Would Wakandans Eat?

While Wakanda may not be a real place, it is supposed to be located in East Africa. The exact location has varied throughout Marvel Comics but one area that was suggested was the north end of Lake Turkana, making Wakanda somewhere between South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia.

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St. Patrick’s Day Green Recipes for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day Green Recipes for Kids

Getting kids to eat healthily can be tough. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve pulled three healthy, GREEN recipes that kids will love. The best part? They’re kid-friendly to make, so grab your mini-chef and start cooking!

Healthy Chicken Recipes You Don’t Want to Miss

Healthy Chicken Recipes You Don’t Want to Miss

Looking for healthy chicken recipes? We’ve got you covered!

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What is Whole30?

What is Whole30?

Whole30 is a type of diet described as a temporary nutrition “reset.” What foods are restricted, and is it the right diet for you?

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What is E. Coli and How Can I Protect Myself?

What is E. Coli and How Can I Protect Myself?

The United States has had a recent E. Coli outbreak that infected over 20 people across 15 states. What exactly is E. coli, and what can you do to protect yourself from getting it?

6 Healthful Resolutions That Are Easy to Keep

6 Healthful Resolutions That Are Easy to Keep

It’s that time of the year again! New Year’s resolutions are on everyone’s mind.

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Meal Prepping For The Busy

Meal Prepping For The Busy

It’s difficult to make home cooked meals during the busy work week. When the end of a long day comes around we sometimes find ourselves opting for fast food or snacking on what’s in the cupboard.

Is Gluten Free Healthier?

Is Gluten Free Healthier?

There has been a huge boom in interest in gluten-free diets in the past few years. What exactly is gluten though, and is it unhealthy? Do you need to be on a gluten-free diet? Read on for your answers.

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The Skinny on Carbs

The Skinny on Carbs

What are carbohydrates? Do carbohydrates make me fat? Do carbohydrates cause high blood sugar? What carbohydrates should I eat? Read more for the skinny on carbs!

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How to Stock and Use Your Pantry

How to Stock and Use Your Pantry

Have you ever wanted to open your pantry door and be able to make a healthy, family approved meal from the ingredients you have on hand? Building your pantry up with staple ingredients can give you the freedom to make meals using only the ingredients you already have!

Heart Healthy recipes

Heart Healthy recipes

A heart health recipe is a recipe that, no surprise, is good for your heart! Eating food that’s good for your heart can make it easier for your heart to pump blood and nutrients to the rest of your body.

What’s the deal with sugar? Part 2

What’s the deal with sugar? Part 2

In What’s the deal with sugar? Part 1, we learned the recommended maximums for sugar intake, blood sugar definitions, what can happen if you eat too much sugar, and you had the opportunity to be an added sugar expert!

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What’s the deal with sugar? Part 1

What’s the deal with sugar? Part 1

We all know and love the sweet taste of sugar, but what do we really know about the sweetener?

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Should You Wash Raw Meat?

Should You Wash Raw Meat?

Did you know that your kitchen has more germs than your toilet?1 According to the many food and sanitation agencies, the germs in our kitchens can make us sick. Risk of illness can be reduced by proper food handling.

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6 Smart Snacks on the Go

6 Smart Snacks on the Go

Packing a nutritious snack ahead of time can help you avoid resorting to fast food when you’re on the go. Here are a few snack ideas that taste great and will give you the energy you need to make the most of your day.

Eating Well on The Go

Eating Well on The Go

Let’s face it – fast food happens. We all eat it – some of us more than others. Did you know that while fast food might taste good to our taste buds – it doesn’t do much good for the rest of our body?

Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

If you’re worried about spoilage, think about buying frozen fruit or veggies – or even freezing your own.  Fruits and vegetables hold up well in the freezer and you can quickly add frozen veggies to soups, spaghetti sauce, scrambled eggs, or hot dishes and no one would ever know they had been stored in the […]

All About Fats

All About Fats

Breaking Down Types of Fats Did you know that there are several different types of fats? From butter to lard or oil, fats can be very different from one another and have different effects on the body.

Fun Food for Kids

Fun Food for Kids

It can be difficult to find healthy, affordable foods that kids will actually enjoy. Children’s tastes are still developing and most kids go through some sort of picky stage. However, childhood is an extremely important time in life for building food habits that can last a lifetime.

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Planning Ahead with Frozen Meals

Planning Ahead with Frozen Meals

Having frozen meals on hand means you are always prepared with a quick, convenient meal. But pre-packaged frozen meals at the grocery store are often expensive and high in unhealthy ingredients like salt and saturated fat.

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Using Beans to Color Me Healthy

Using Beans to Color Me Healthy

We’re 🎵all about those beans, ’bout those beans!🎵 But where do they go on MyPlate? Since beans fall into a unique category, it might be confusing when it comes to preparing a balanced meal. Generally, regular meat eaters will count beans and peas toward their vegetable intake (shown on a MyPlate).

Meal Planning

Meal Planning

Sometimes planning meals seems like it can take up more time than it’s worth (especially when you’re busy), but planning meals ahead can end up saving you a lot of time in the long run.

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Your Food, Your Choice

Your Food, Your Choice

People make thousands of food choices every day. These choices can be between choosing oatmeal or a sausage biscuit for breakfast, eating out instead of cooking at home, or even putting creamer in your coffee or having it black.

Save Money on Food

Save Money on Food

Eating healthier can seem like an expensive choice, but many healthy foods and dishes can be made on a tight budget! Planning ahead and making strategic decisions can help you make healthier choices while keeping your budget on track. Here are some tips on saving money while eating healthy.

The Relationship Between Blood Pressure and Sodium

The Relationship Between Blood Pressure and Sodium

What is high blood pressure? Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when there is too much force on your arteries as your heart beats.

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The Salty Truth About Sodium

The Salty Truth About Sodium

What is salt? Table salt–the most common form of salt–is a combination of sodium and chloride. It’s used to preserve food and enhance flavor. It can be found in the salt shaker or in processed foods.

Cut Back on Your Kid’s Sweet Treats

Cut Back on Your Kid’s Sweet Treats

Serve Small Portions It’s not necessary to get rid of all sweets and desserts. Show kids that a small number of treats can go a long way. Use smaller bowls and plates for these foods. Have them share a candy bar or split a large cupcake.

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Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits

Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits

Homemade Trail Mix Skip the pre-made trail mix and make your own. Use your favorite nuts and dried fruits, such as unsalted peanuts, cashews, walnuts, or sunflower seeds mixed with dried apples, pineapple, cherries, apricots, or raisins. Add whole-grain cereals to the mix, too. Bugs on a Log Use celery, cucumber, or carrot sticks as […]

Tips for Temperature Control and Preventing Spoilage

Tips for Temperature Control and Preventing Spoilage

Proper temperature control, date observation, and FIFO practices are some of the best ways you can store food safely and prevent food spoilage.

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Be Food Safe

Be Food Safe

Wash Hands with Soap and Water Wet hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available. Rub hands together to make a later and scrub all parts of the hand for 20 seconds. Rinse hands thoroughly and dry using a clean paper towel.

Tips for Handling Food Safely Before Storage

Tips for Handling Food Safely Before Storage

It is very important to handle foods properly in preparation for storage so that it’s harder for germs like bacteria and fungus to grow.

Food Safety

Food Safety

Foodborne Illness Foodborne illness (often called food poisoning) is a sickness that is caused by eating unsafe food. Foodborne illness can be mild, causing a stomach ache, or severe, causing a trip to the hospital or even death.

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Choices in Activity and Overcoming Barriers

Choices in Activity and Overcoming Barriers

Physical activity isn’t just exercise – it is any way you move your body using energy. Dancing, walking, and gardening are all fun examples of physical activity.