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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Keen on Quinoa

Posted by Caitlin Huth - quinoa

Welcome to the New Year! Whole grains have been trendy for a number of years now. Along with barley, brown rice, oats, etc., there are recipes all around with different "new" whole grains too - like teff, amaranth, farro, etc. Quinoa ( keen-wah) is a fairly new whole grain, but commonly available in stores, simple to cook with, and useable in a variety of recipes. Nutrit...

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Posted by Caitlin Huth - almond

In a previous post , I talked about nuts in general. For the holidays, I decided to write about almonds. Talking about nuts is no longer limited to ways to mix chopped nuts into a recipe. There are more products than ever:  almond milk, flour, dairy-free ice cream, nut butter, salted nuts, candy-coated nuts, et...

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Blog Special: Holiday Gifts – Part 2, Oatmeal Mixes

Winter and holiday flavors are packed in these oatmeal mixes. This is a tasty, nutritious, and filling gift to give. Besides these four, try other flavor combinations you enjoy. Feel free to use the decorative gift tags for each recipe, and let us know how you made each mix...

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Blog Special: Holiday Gifts – Part 1, Chicken Noodle Soup Mix

If you are looking for a comforting gift this holiday that is nutritious, give this soup mix a try. As winter arrives – along with cold and flu season – consider sharing a flavorful soup to beat the cold. To make it into a give, see the directions below and watch the steps in the video too.  We have...

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Squash casserole - video

Blog Special: Winter Squash – Part 3, Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Casserole

As I have said before, a big part of this blog is encouraging everyone to sample new foods and recipes. Winter squash is a veggie with lots of nutrients and inexpensive (unless you buy an enormous, heavy one). If the Butternut Squash Soup recipe from the last blog special was not for you, do not give up on winter squash yet. How you prepare a food can make a big difference between liking and d...

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Squash soup - video

Blog Special: Winter Squash – Part 2, Butternut Squash Soup

A big part of this blog is encouraging you, my reader, to sample new foods and recipes. If winter squash is not something you include on menus – let alone consider at the store – give is another try this season. See a video of how this brightly colored soup is made step-by-step, as well as below. And happy late Thanksgiving from UI Extension!...

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Blog Special: Winter Squash – Part 1, How to Use

A winter squash is an intimating veggie. Not for its looks – winter squashes are so interesting and festive. But from a cooking perspective, home cooks may avoid them.  Fortunately, produce sections of many stores have pre-cut squash for you to use. If you want to prep a winter squash, try these tips to make the process easier, and pick the way that makes sense for you. Along with the d...

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