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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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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

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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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Citrus Kebabs

Blog Special: Summer Recipe Rehab – Part 1, Chicken and Shrimp Citrus Kebabs

Many thanks to our intern, Terri Rupkey, for being the hand-model for the Summer Recipe Rehab recipes. From fresh melons to main dish salads, light and healthier foods can appeal to us during the heat of summer. But not all summer recipes are so light. Desserts, mayonnaise-based salads, and grilled brats and burgers can be heavy on fat and calories. So head to the kitc...

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Summer Sauces: BBQ

It's nearly summer! The weather is better for cooking outside. What is your preferred seasoning for the grill: rubs, marinades, or sauces? Today, I want to explore barbecue (BBQ) sauces. Nutrition There are so many variations of BBQ sauce, which means the nutrition information will vary by brand and recipe. For this example, I used the standard referen...

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Classic Food: Tomato Juice

Do you enjoy drinking your vegetables? And no, I am not referring to green smoothies. Today's post is on tomato juice. Let's save green smoothies and vegetable juice – a blend of veggies – for another day. Nutrition An 8-oz cup of tomato juice has around 40 calories, 9g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 2g protein, and a variety of vitamins and minerals, includ...

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