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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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Black Beans

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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Fiesta Quinoa Salad

Blog Special: Summer Salads - Part 4, Fiesta Quinoa Salad

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: Summer Salads - Part 3, Bacon Potato Salad

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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Berries Vid Cover

Blog Special: Berries Three Ways

"Healthy Eats and Repeat" has talked berries before. Posts on strawberries , blueberries , cranberries , r...

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cucumber 1

Cool As...

Is it a zucchini or a cucumber? I get this question almost every time I talk with kids about that long, green vegetable. (They do have some similarities. It would be easy to confuse.) If you garden, cucumbers seem to keep coming and growing and expanding across the soil! So, when you are ready to eat, know you can do a lot with a cucumber. From pickles to salads, from pureed soups to ro...

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Onions

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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