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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Turn the Tide for Turnips

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A focus of "Healthy Eats and Repeat" is to highlight different foods and encourage you to try new foods or familiar foods in new ways. I anticipate this month's topic – turnips – may be in the "new" foods category for many readers. (Look for a future post on turnip greens.) While I do not regularly pick up turnips when shopping, there are occasions when it sounds like a good addition to...

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Black Eyed Peas - Lucky Eats and Repeat

Welcome to 2016! I wish that this be a great year for you, and that this blog be a guide to encourage you to try new foods. What food is good to start the year with? I picked black eyed peas, since they are considered a "lucky" food in the new year. (They must be, since black eyed peas are the only dry legume (besides lentils) I have luck cooking successfully.) Whether they brin...

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Indulgent Chocolate

As a follow-up to this year's February post on cocoa powder , let's talk chocolate. Does it feel indulgent? Does your mouth water thinking about biting into a rich piece of chocolate? From the cacao tree, cocoa beans are removed from their pods, dried, roasted to a desired point, cracked into "nibs," and ground into a paste called coco...

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Bounceberry, Cranberry

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The holidays probably bring to mind other foods besides cranberries. While they will not take center stage to classics like turkey or mashed potatoes or pie, add cranberries to your meals for a pop of color, a unique taste, and added nutrition. Some research suggests drinking cranberry juice regularly can help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections. Similar to last months' post on...

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Grab those Grapes!

Posted by Caitlin Huth - celery grapes
Autumn brings a change in leaf colors and temperatures, but also to the selection fruits and veggies in your grocery stores. While available year-round, you will see more, and possibly better quality, grapes in stores in these cooler months. Grapes might be one of the most versatile fruits Americans eat. They come in a lot of different forms – fresh grapes, dried as raisins, jelly, juic...

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Green Tomatoes

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Two years ago this month, Health Eats and Repeat posted on tomatoes . As the season is starting to come to an end, I am coming back to tomatoes. This time to look at those green tomatoes that did not ripen on the vine. While there are varieties of tomatoes that ripen and retain a green color, consider ma...

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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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