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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Pulse on Black Beans

The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulse. Now the question is, what is a pulse? These are a variety of different leguminous plants, including dry beans, dry peas, and lentils. Black beans are included. (For information on black eyed peas , see the post from January.) Nutriti...

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Blog Special: Summer Foods (Part 2b, Tuna-Tomato Melt)

How are your gardens doing? This summer, I have heard a mix of folks who have a great crop of tomatoes, while others are struggling. Consider trying these stuffed tomatoes this summer for a quick dinner. Since the tomatoes will soften with cooking, try stuffing these tomatoes in advance and only cooking what you want to eat. With lots of veggies (and a kick of heat), watch how to prepa...

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Blog Special: Summer Foods (Part 2a, Zucchini-Tomato Toastie)

As a non-Decatur native, I grew up on "grilled cheese." Imagine my surprise to learn about a "cheese toastie." As we worked on what video recipes to do next, tomatoes seemed appropriate for summer.  (Check out the upcoming Tomato Taste Panel this month.) A grilled cheese (excuse me, toastie) and tomato is something different. To...

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corn salad

Blog Special: Summer Foods (Part 1a, Corn Salad)

Posted by Caitlin Huth - corn
It has been a couple years since this blog talked about corn . Do you have a favorite way of preparing corn? In summer, with the heat, what comes to mind are cool salads and salsas. Thank goodness for summer and all the fresh fruits and veggies we get, corn included. The salad in this post uses corn, and also...

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Hidden Inside: An Avocado

In case you had not heard, avocados are good in other recipes besides guacamole. This chips and salsa accompaniment has taken life with many new recipes and an appreciation for its healthy fats. Nutritionally, 1 medium avocado contains around 325 calories, 30g fat, 17g carbohydrate, 13g fiber, 2g protein, and is a source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, E, and K, folate,...

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Blog Special: Summer Foods (Part 1b, Corn-Bean Salsa)

Posted by Caitlin Huth - corn
It has been a couple years since this blog talked about corn . Do you have a favorite way of preparing corn? In summer, with the heat, what comes to mind are cool salads and salsas. A big thanks to our classes for the salsa making workshop participants who got to make the recipe in this post, along with a coup...

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Fiesta Quinoa Salad

Blog Special: Fiesta Quinoa Salad (Summer Salads Part 4)

Posted by Caitlin Huth - onion quinoa
If you have onions or peppers in your garden right now, time to use them with this summer salad. Grain salads are gaining popularity, although tabbouleh, an old standby, has been around for a long time.  (Try this Rice Tabbouleh from UI Extension.) If quinoa ("keen-wah") is not part of your pantry, it is time you...

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