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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Bounceberry, Cranberry

Posted by Caitlin Huth - cranberry
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

Posted by Caitlin Huth - tomatoes
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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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

Posted by Caitlin Huth - melon
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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