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National Avocado Day

Mark your calendars, July 31st is National Avocado Day! Avocados are fruits that are native to Mexico and in recent years have become very popular across the US. They are commonly referred to as a superfood due to their high nutritional value and versatility. Not only can they be used in savory and sweet recipes, they can also...

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What’s on Your July 4th Plate?

So what’s on Your July 4th Plate? Protein Choose lean meats. These can include: lean ground beef, turkey or chicken for different hamburger options. Skewers are a kid favorite. They can be made with chicken, beef or even seafood it is also a great way to sneak veggies in for kids. Vegetables Summer offers an abundance of fresh...

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National Eat Your Beans Day

July 3rd is National Eat Your Beans Day! Beans are a type of legume and come in many varieties. In fact, there are about 40,000 bean varieties in the world! Some common ones you may be familiar with are black, pinto, chickpeas, and navy. You can purchase beans in either the dry or canned form, just make sure to look for...

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Arugula

Arugula is cruciferous vegetable whose origin can be traced back to the Mediterranean. It can be harvested in June and throughout the fall season. Arugula has a bitter, peppery taste which adds an interesting flavor to salads and pizza. Arugula contains a powerful anti-oxidant, sulforaphane, which may reduce ones’ risk of...

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Celebrate National Strawberry Month

Strawberry season is nearly upon us. All berries are loaded with antioxidants, making them a nutritious, grab n go snack. Each 3/4c of fresh strawberries provides only 93 calories and is an excellent source of Vitamin C and a very good source of folate, potassium and fiber. That’s not all… they’re also sodium and fat free and...

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National Women's Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. This week starts on Mother’s Day every year and this year the week will kick off on May 13, 2018 and continue through until May 19, 2018. The goal of National Women’s Health Week is to encourage women...

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April 4th, 2018 is National Walking Day

As part of American Heart Association’s efforts to promote healthy living, National Walking Day was started in 2007 as a nationwide call-to-action for Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day and the American Heart Association's sponsors this day to remind people about the...

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National Spinach Day

March 26th is National Spinach Day! Spinach is a leafy green vegetable packed with nutrition, yet so many kids-and some adults-are unwilling to eat it. The USDA's MyPlate specifically recommends adults and children over 9 eat one and a half to two cups of dark green vegetables per week. Below are benefits and tips on how to...

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