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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Don't Cry For Onions

Even if onions make you cry, this versatile vegetable is a great addition to many recipes and your diet. Onions are in the family of alliums, including chives, shallots, leeks, and garlic. Today's post will focus on dry onions, those with large bulbs. I will save green onions and scallions for another time. Nutritionally, 1 large onion (about 1 cup chopped) contains around 60 calories,...

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Zucchini Overflow

For any gardeners who have more zucchini than you can count, no need to ditch them with your friends, family, and neighbors. Zucchini is a very versatile vegetable that you can use to its full potential this season. Nutritionally, 1 cup of chopped zucchini contains around 20 calories, 4g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and is a source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A and potassium....

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Starting Summer with Melons

Lots of foods seem to be synonymous with summer. Melons are definitely one of those to me: from cantaloupe to honeydew to watermelon and more. So many good things about a sweet, juice-dripping-down-your-chin slice of melon. Yum! Nutritionally, 1 cup of chopped melon – no matter the variety – contains around 60 calories, 15g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and is a source of vitamins and mineral...

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Lovin' Leeks

When was the last time you came across a recipe calling for leeks? In talking with our Small Farm's Educator, these veggies are gaining some popularity among Illinois growers. Expect to start seeing them more often! Leeks are a member of the onion family. Instead of forming a bulb like an onion, leeks develop a long, thick stem that can be cut and used in recipes. While still strong, le...

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Give Peas a Chance

Green is popping up everywhere as spring arrives! This is also about the time of year gardeners can start their pea plants. And on that topic, do little kids still hate peas? With the information and the kid-friendly recipe in this blog post, maybe we can change that. As an old college club t-shirt of mine says, "Give Peas a Chance." (While there are other types of peas, such as...

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Humble Celery

Time to bring in some green for spring! With the white of winter, I enjoy talking about green produce this time of year. Celery is up for the role this month. (It helps, of course, that March is also National Celery Month.) Nutritionally, a large stalk of celery contains 10 calories, 2g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and small amounts of some vitamins and minerals, including potassium and sodi...

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Cocoa Powder

This winter weather is not lending itself well to writing about fruits and veggies. Alas, nothing seasonal in Illinois right now. So this month, I am going to focus on chocolate, specifically cocoa powder. This seems like a good month to talk about cocoa since February hosts Valentine's Day and American Heart Month, both of which often include chocolate during celebrations. From...

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