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Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween with These Tips

Halloween may look much different this year as families are discouraged from trick-or-treating due to the coronavirus pandemic. Plenty of families are wondering what to do instead for the candy and fright-filled night. Here are a few ways to keep this Halloween fun and a little healthier, too! 

Combat High Blood Pressure with These Tips

Many of us have felt the symptoms of increased blood pressure lately: your heart starts beating faster, you feel nervous and jittery and you can’t settle down. Even the healthiest people experience high blood pressure occasionally as a physical response to anxiety, fear, worry or stress. However, 37 million Americans have chronic hypertension, or high… Read more »

Go Start the Grill!

This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and that means grilling season is coming to a close, too. Whether you’re a charcoal, wood chip or gas-powered grill master, there are plenty of tips and tricks you use to perfect your flame-fueled meal! 

Putting the “Pro” in Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria and other microorganisms that help our bodies get the most out of our foods during digestion. There are five bacteria and/or yeasts that are considered “good” bacteria, hence the name “probiotic.” The most common probiotics are bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast. These microbiome bacteria and yeast balance… Read more »

Freeze More to Spend Less

Freezing produce and buying in-season are two easy ways to save money. Freezing leads to less waste, and shopping seasonally allows you to buy produce at a lower cost. What’s even better is that freezing ripe produce means you keep the item at its highest nutrient content. A freezer of prepped produce saves trips to… Read more »

Have a Picky Eater? Make Mealtime Fun!

 Are you struggling to figure out how to make meal time more interesting? Do you have a picky eater on your hands who could use a little pizazz added to their everyday foods? It can be hard to please your kids, especially if they do not like fruits or vegetables. Below are some tips and… Read more »

Don’t Put Away the Slow Cooker: Make one-pot summertime meals

 Don’t be so quick to retire your one-pot meals as it gets warmer. Eating in-season vegetables and hearty grains can still be quick and easy – and who doesn’t want that during the summer months? Less time cooking, less time cleaning, more time for fun in the sun. Here’s three simple steps to keep your… Read more »

Get Cooking, Kids!

Getting your kids in the kitchen is a great way to spend time together. It can also be a time to teach them to enjoy cooking. Kids can learn the basics of building a balanced plate filled with fruits, veggies, grains, and protein. These skills will help them become life-long healthy eaters. Kids are more… Read more »