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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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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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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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Bacon Potato Salad

Blog Special: Bacon Potato Salad (Summer Salads Part 3)

Posted by Caitlin Huth - celery onion
There are a lot of quintessential summer foods. I think potato salad falls into that category. However, they can be very calorie-heavy because of the dressing and other fat-containing ingredients. Mayonnaise, bacon bits, eggs, and cheese. When table salt and relish are ingredients, sodium may be high as well. If you cannot bear to part with your family recipe for potato salad (heavy wit...

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Caprese Salad Jar

Blog Special: Mason Jar Caprese Salad (Summer Salads Part 2)

Posted by Caitlin Huth - tomatoes
Summer celebrations, music that makes you move, warm sunshine… For however you are spending your summer, I encourage you to keep trying new recipes in your kitchen. Anyone try the jicama fruit salad from earlier in July? The featured summer salad this time is inspired by the trending Mason jar salads. The re...

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