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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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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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Ratatouille

Eggplant: Add it to Your Next Recipe

Our sister blog " Know How, Know More " has been sharing stories of our CSA adventure this summer. CSA stands for "community supported agriculture," and we are having fun making recipes from our weekly box of local foods. We had some unusual foods, as well as found some fun ways to cook wit...

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Honey Sesame Chicken

Blog Special: Honey

Our office has a beehive! With our first harvest, we celebrated with recipes using our local honey! Nutrition A tablespoon of honey has around 65 calories and 17g carbohydrates. Honey is not a significant source of fat, protein, fiber, or sodium, and contains only very small amounts of some vitamins and minerals. Buy: De...

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Mustard Seed to Plate

If you missed the ketchup post , it should pair well with this post on mustard. Mustard is considered an oilseed crop, which the USDA notes as "grains that are also valuable for the oil content they produce." The main seed varieties are yellow (or white), brown (or black), or oriental mustard. Yellow mustard seeds are commonly used in prepared mustar...

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Tea: Bake, Drink, Savor

Posted by Caitlin Mellendorf - tea

While my first taste of tea was so bitter, I enjoy that bitterness now. And now that the weather is warm, I am transitioning from my morning hot tea to refrigerating it for iced tea at night. There are many varieties of tea, and I will focus on dry tea leaves today, with a tasty muffin recipe. Nutrition Tea leaves soaked in hot water produce brewed tea...

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Blueberry cheesecake

Blog Special: Summer Recipe Rehab – Part 3, Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

This recipe is credited to UI Extension nutrition and wellness educator, Jenna Smith.  Read her original post and recipe at Spring for Lemons . And many thanks to our intern, Terri Rupkey, for being the hand-model for the Summer Recipe Rehab recipes. Dessert rarely gets a reputation for being healthier, but there are sm...

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Mocktato salad

Blog Special: Summer Recipe Rehab – Part 2, Mocktato Salad

Many thanks to our intern, Terri Rupkey, for being the hand-model for the Summer Recipe Rehab recipes and for suggesting this recipe. Mayonnaise-based salads popular in summer, like potato or macaroni salad, can be heavy on calories and fat.  Compared to a typical potato salad recipe, this mocktato salad has more high-fiber vegetables with fewer carbohydrates.  The amount of dr...

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