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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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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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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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Little Grains: Brown Rice

While very mild in flavor, rice is one of my favorite grains. It makes a great base for stir-fries, adds bulk to soup, and takes on fun flavors with any seasoning you add. (I sometimes mix peanut butter into cooked rice for a quick side dish.) Nutrition A 1/4 cup of dry brown rice (which cooks up to around 3/4 cup) contains around 170 calories, 35g car...

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Black Beans

Pulse on Black Beans

The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulse. Now the question is, what is a pulse? These are a variety of different leguminous plants, including dry beans, dry peas, and lentils. Black beans are included. (For information on black eyed peas , see the post from January.) Nutriti...

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Fiesta Quinoa Salad

Blog Special: Summer Salads - Part 4, Fiesta Quinoa Salad

If you have onions or peppers in your garden right now, time to use them with this summer salad. Grain salads are gaining popularity, although tabbouleh, an old standby, has been around for a long time.  (Try this Rice Tabbouleh from UI Extension.) If quinoa ("keen-wah") is not part of your pantry, it is time you...

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Bacon Potato Salad

Blog Special: Summer Salads - Part 3, Bacon Potato Salad

There are a lot of quintessential summer foods. I think potato salad falls into that category. However, they can be very calorie-heavy because of the dressing and other fat-containing ingredients. Mayonnaise, bacon bits, eggs, and cheese. When table salt and relish are ingredients, sodium may be high as well. If you cannot bear to part with your family recipe for potato salad (heavy wit...

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Berries Vid Cover

Blog Special: Berries Three Ways

"Healthy Eats and Repeat" has talked berries before. Posts on strawberries , blueberries ,...

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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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Onions

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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