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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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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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Sausage Barley Gumbo

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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Grapefruit

Grab That Grapefruit

Have you noticed?  Winter tends to bring citrus fruits into season! While oranges are everywhere, don't forget about other citrus, including grapefruit. Nutrition Half a medium fresh grapefruit contains around 50 calories, 13g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, folate, potassium, and magnesium. Due to the pigment, re...

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Frozen or Canned?: Green Beans

So many blog posts! So many foods highlighted! I was surprised to see I had not talked about green beans, a classic veggie! Nutrition One cup of cooked green beans contains around 45 calories, 10g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 2g protein, and contains vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, and potassium. Green beans are not a signific...

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Acorn (Squash) Are Not for Squirrels

The main winter squashes I see sold in grocery stores are butternut, spaghetti, and acorn squashes. This summer, our office purchased a CSA (community supported agriculture) share from a local farmer.  Each week, we got a box of fruits, veggies, and herbs. Check out our sister blog " Know How, Know More " for recipes and information about the journey. Winter squash arrived...

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Vegetable Chips: More than Potatoes

Posted by Caitlin Mellendorf - kale

From grapes and cheese cubes to carrot sticks and dip, fruits and vegetables make for great snacks. Vegetable chips - dehydrated, blends, and potato – are popular. Let's look at how their nutrition stacks up. Nutrition There are so many brands of vegetable chips. To see the specifics for the brand you buy, be sure to read the nutrition label....

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