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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans): Hummus and Beyond

Chickpeas or garbanzo beans? A different name for the same food, this member of the legume family has a firm texture and a nutty flavor that enhances a variety of recipes. To see chickpeas in the fields and at harvest, watch these videos: Hinrichs Trading Company - Growing chickpeas from Washington Grown and...

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Get Warm and Smoky with Cumin

Part of the parsley family, cumin is an annual plant that produces seeds. These seeds can be used as a spice – often ground up – when cooking. To see cumin go from seed to powder, watch the short video, Grinding Cumin at The Spice House , from chicagospiceboss. Note that University of Illinois Extension provides this information for educa...

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Blog Special: Facebook LIVE on Diabetes

It's March! And it's National Nutrition Month! To celebrate, join us at noon CST for mini discussions throughout the month on Facebook LIVE . Part 4 will talk about diabetes. If you miss the live event, watch the recording , and check back on this blog p...

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Silken Tofu

For all the soybeans grown in Illinois, the Illinois Soybean Association notes, "Animal ag is the No. 1 customer for soybeans. Of the soybean meal fed in Illinois, pigs consume 74%, poultry 13%, and beef and dairy cattle 12%." Soy foods, like tofu, soy nuts, and edamame, are also uses for soybeans. Simply, tofu is c...

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Blog Special: Facebook LIVE on Heart Health

Due to technical difficulties, this event will be rescheduled to March 27. It's March! And it's National Nutrition Month! To celebrate, join us at noon CST for mini discussions throughout the month on  Facebook LIVE . Part 3 will talk about heart health. If you miss the live event,...

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Blog Special: Facebook LIVE on Meal Makeovers

It's March! And it's National Nutrition Month!  To celebrate, join us at noon CST for mini discussions throughout the month on Facebook LIVE . Part 2 will talk about using the MyPlate as a meal planning model and 4 ways to make your meals healthier.  If you miss the live event,...

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Blog Special: Facebook LIVE on Reducing Food Waste

It's March! And it's National Nutrition Month!  To celebrate, join us at noon CST for mini discussions throughout the month on Facebook LIVE .  Part 1 will talk about an emerging area of nutrition: food waste.  The  USDA estimates Americans waste between 30%-40% of food....

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