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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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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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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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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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Bulgur Tabbouleh

Blog Special: Summer Sides – Part 2, Tabbouleh with Bulgur

Welcome to the next post in our whole grain series, this time highlighting bulgur wheat. Bulgur is a pre-cooked cracked wheat that is high in fiber, vitamin, minerals, and protein. Along with all these nutritional features, bulgur cooks quickly. Often used in side salads, bulgur can also be used in cooked dishes like soups, chili, burgers, and even desserts. Also try bulgur in place of similar...

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Blog Special: Summer Tomato - Tuna-Tomato Melt

How are your gardens doing? This summer, I have heard a mix of folks who have a great crop of tomatoes, while others are struggling. Consider trying these stuffed tomatoes this summer for a quick dinner. Since the tomatoes will soften with cooking, try stuffing these tomatoes in advance and only cooking what you want to eat. With lots of veggies (and a kick of heat), watch how to prepa...

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Blog Special: Summer Squash - Zucchini-Tomato Toastie

As a non-Decatur native, I grew up on "grilled cheese." Imagine my surprise to learn about a "cheese toastie." As we worked on what video recipes to do next, tomatoes seemed appropriate for summer.  (Check out the upcoming Tomato Taste Panel this month.) A grilled cheese (excuse me, toastie) and tomato is something different. To...

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Blog Special: Summer Salads - Part 2, Mason Jar Caprese Salad

Summer celebrations, music that makes you move, warm sunshine… For however you are spending your summer, I encourage you to keep trying new recipes in your kitchen. Anyone try the...

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Cool As...

Is it a zucchini or a cucumber? I get this question almost every time I talk with kids about that long, green vegetable. (They do have some similarities. It would be easy to confuse.) If you garden, cucumbers seem to keep coming and growing and expanding across the soil! So, when you are ready to eat, know you can do a lot with a cucumber. From pickles to salads, from pureed soups to ro...

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Green Tomatoes

Two years ago this month, Health Eats and Repeat posted on tomatoes . As the season is starting to come to an end, I am coming back to tomatoes. This time to look at thos...

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Don't Cry For Onions

Even if onions make you cry, this versatile vegetable is a great addition to many recipes and your diet. Onions are in the family of alliums, including chives, shallots, leeks, and garlic. Today's post will focus on dry onions, those with large bulbs. I will save green onions and scallions for another time. Nutritionally, 1 large onion (about 1 cup chopped) contains around 60 calories,...

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National Garlic Month

Get ready to make your kitchen smell as we celebrate National Garlic Month in April. Depending on your feelings, this will either be a welcomed smell or an overpowering odor. One of the most common seasonings used in cooking, garlic adds a unique flavor to a variety of savory dishes, often in small amounts. Learn more about garlic below. Garlic is a member of the onion fa...

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Into a New Season, New Healthy Eats

Is your tomato crop crowding you out of house and home? After you are done canning tomato chunks, making salsa, and giving them away to your family, friends, co-workers, and strangers, get ready to talk more about tomatoes. Just like June, September is a packed month to celebrate food: Fruits and Veggies - More Matters Month, Whole Grains Month, National Mushroom Month, and National Chi...

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