Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

Health Benefits of Fowl

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What a glorious time of year! Autumn colors blazing, fireplaces alight, summer’s final bounty in our markets, families reunited. Thankful? For the beauty, the bounty, and the family, of course. But also for the growing number of food producers who have seen the light—and are giving us literally tons of more healthy choices than ever […]

Holiday Food Safety

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It’s almost here. Holiday season. For most of us, holiday season is also eating season. Not only do we have numerous family meals—often better described as feasts—but our bodies naturally want to stock up on fat supplies as the days grow shorter and colder. Of course, while food is often the centerpiece of family gatherings, […]

Bok Choi with Ginger and Garlic

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You know that cruciferous vegetables fight cancer. And you’ve probably cooked broccoli and brussels sprouts for yourself. But have you ever had bok choi outside of an Asian restaurant? This vegetable is easy to cook, only 9 calories per cup, but has plenty of vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin K. These are […]

Homemade Granola

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Granola is one of those products that has a “health halo.” It seems like it should be healthy, so people buy it at the grocery store. What they don’t do is take a look at the astounding amounts of sugar, fat, and even sometimes preservatives this supposedly healthy snack is stuffed with. Homemade granola lets […]

Winter Squash’s Health Benefits

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In season right now is one of the most under-appreciated foods I know. Winter squash is a squash grown in the summer, harvested in the fall, and devoured in the winter. It has a hard exterior that can keep it fresh for a long time without refrigeration. Beneath that tough shell is vivid orange or […]

Healthy Halloween

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Today’s recipe isn’t a real recipe, but more of a thought experiment. As we try to live a healthier lifestyle and influence the children in our lives, whether they’re our relatives or just in the neighborhood, we may want to help them approach the holidays on a less sugary, fatty footing. Candy, desserts, and stuffing […]

Fresh Tomato Spaghetti

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Canned tomato sauces are full of sugar and other unnecessary flavoring additives. But preparing tomato sauce at home may take more time than you have to make dinner and leaves you with extra sauce that needs to be used right away. This fresh alternative using tomatoes that have not been cooked still has the lycopene-releasing […]

Meringue Cookies

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We’re coming up on the big food holiday season, starting with Halloween and rounding our way out through New Year’s. All of these parties, with family, friends, co-religionists, and workmates, are times when we’re tempted to overeat and ignore all of the guidelines we normally follow about having too much sugar, unhealthy fats, large helpings […]

Lamb with balsamic sauce

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Red meat, in moderation, is great for you. It provides B vitamins, iron, and a healthy dose of protein and fat. (Remember, fat in moderation is a necessary part of your diet!) This recipe also includes vinegar, which appears to have some benefits in controlling blood sugar levels. Best of all, it’s quick and delicious. […]

Eggplant’s Benefits

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Eggplants are not humble. With their beautifully glossy, deep purple skin, they just can’t live their lives unnoticed. In 17th century Europe, eggplants (still called aubergines there) were not eaten. Probably because those earlier varieties were more bitter than today’s nicely, slightly bitter versions. In fact, eggplants were suspected of causing a variety of ailments, […]

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