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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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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

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, watch the recording, and check back on this blog post for updates from viewer questions. There are 2 main discussions...

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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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Pomegranate Party!

Pomegranates are simple looking on the outside, and offer an unexpected surprise inside. If you have never opened one, I encourage you to take a look. Nutrition A half cup of pomegranate arils – the seed and juice sacs – contains around 70 calories, 16g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, and 1g each of fat and protein. They also contain vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C,...

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Blog Special: Food Science and Avocados

For a refresher about the nutritional value of avocado, ways to store it, and more, check out this past post,  Hidden Inside:  An Avocado . Back in my college classes, we students had opportunities to be food scientists and modify recipes.  Since we were also nutrition and dietetic students, we were told to fo...

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Shake On the Spice: Red Pepper Flakes

Any fans of spicy foods? January 16 is National Hot and Spicy Food Day. Red pepper flakes – or crushed red pepper – are a great way to add spice and heat to recipes. Red pepper flakes are dried hot peppers that are crushed into small pieces and served along with the seeds. Nutrition Red pepper flakes are very spicy, so the amount typically eaten is small. There...

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