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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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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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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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