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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
Chili Powder

Coloring with Chili Powder

I noticed a while back that my bottle of chili powder had an ingredient list. I never thought about chili powder being a blend of spices, but there it was for me to read. Many commercial blends of chili powder contain ground dry chiles, salt, garlic, and other spices like paprika, cumin, cayenne, oregano, etc. Nutrition Spices contain insignificant amo...

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Tummies Full of Peaches

Posted by Caitlin Huth - peaches

Having had my share of bad peaches, I really enjoy savoring the sweet flavor of a wonderfully ripe peach. My luck these last few years has been great peaches from roadside stands and farmers markets. And if you do not enjoy the fuzzy skin, there are other ways you can enjoy a peach. Nutrition One medium peach contains around 60 calories, 15g carbohydrates, an...

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Ketchup on What You've Been Missing

Posted by Caitlin Huth - ketchup

Whether ketchup or catsup, this is one popular condiment, with classic uses on French fries and hamburgers, and in sloppy joe recipes. What do you like ketchup with? A basic ketchup recipe includes tomatoes, vinegar, spices, sugar, and salt. Other vegetables like onion and sweet or hot peppers may be added in some variations. Take notice of sugar and salt in this list of ingredients, as...

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Amaranth Mango Salad

Blog Special: Summer Sides – Part 3, Amaranth Mango Salad

Moving into the last of our whole grain special blog posts, this is a unique grain to the American market. Amaranth is technically a very tiny seed, but has similar nutrition to whole grains, including fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein. A gluten-free food, amaranth gives another quick-cooking option to those avoiding gluten. Recipes may use amaranth cooked or popped (yes, similar to popco...

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Bulgur Tabbouleh

Blog Special: Summer Sides – Part 2, Tabbouleh with Bulgur

Welcome to the next post in our whole grain series, this time highlighting bulgur wheat. Bulgur is a pre-cooked cracked wheat that is high in fiber, vitamin, minerals, and protein. Along with all these nutritional features, bulgur cooks quickly. Often used in side salads, bulgur can also be used in cooked dishes like soups, chili, burgers, and even desserts. Also try bulgur in place of similar...

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Barley Parmesan Verde

Blog Special: Summer Sides – Part 1b, Barley Parmesan Verde

Barley is a whole-grain that has a chewy mouth-feel. High in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein, this grain adds heft and creaminess to recipes. Beef and barley soup might be a recipe you are familiar with, but we are using barley as a side dish in this blog special. In this post, I have included a "made up" recipe of mine. Those kinds of recipes tend to come from...

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Kool Kiwis

Posted by Caitlin Huth - kiwi

What is a food you never grew up eating, but now enjoy a lot as an adult? There are several for me, but just to name a few:  pears, asparagus, cauliflower, and kiwi. I have had strawberry-kiwi flavored drinks, but never a fresh kiwi until several years ago. I am so glad I tried kiwis, with their sweet, but a little sour, taste and little crunchy black seeds. Nutrition...

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