Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Ingredients: 4 medium beets – scrubbed, trimmed and cut in half 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1 (10 ounce) package mixed baby salad greens 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 ounces goat cheese Directions: Place beets...
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Build a Better Burger!

Burgers are crowned king of fast food, owing to their great flavor and versatility. This means you can always choose the toppings for your burger to make it awesome every time. Since the world is going green and heading toward healthier, more eco-friendly eating habits, it is a good...
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March Featured Vegetable- Beets

Beets are highly nutritious and “cardiovascular health” friendly root vegetables. Certain unique pigment antioxidants in the root as well as in its top-greens have been found to offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke, lower cholesterol levels within the body, and have anti-aging effects. Health benefits of beets...
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Teaching Your Kids About Vegetables

Kids will make good choices, taking fruits and vegetables over less nutritious foods, when given a chance. Encourage healthy eating by creating a supportive environment, where parents and other caregivers model healthy eating. Involving children in shopping, cooking  family meals and even gardening are other important steps in getting...
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Eggplant Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS *3 tablespoons olive oil *2 celery stalks, sliced *1 eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces *1 pint grape tomatoes, halved *1/4 cup tomato paste *1/4 cup white wine vinegar * kosher salt and black pepper *1 tablespoon sugar *2 tablespoons capers *1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional) *1 Cup...
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Kids Favorite Vegetables

A survey of 500 mothers with two kids found that 83 percent of the kids had a favorite vegetable, that their mother knew of. Even more surprising? Broccoli and corn topped the charts. Two surveys were presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s annual meeting, where researchers...
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Make Eating Vegetables Fun

Kids love to play make believe. They also love games.  Relating healthy food to fun things the child already loves and turning it into a game is a great way to get a few bites of greens down the hatch. Shake It Up ! If your kids don’t like the...
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Choose Healthy Snacks For Children

Choose healthy snacks for children such as fresh fruit and vegetables with tasty dips. Keep healthy snacks well-stocked at home, readily available and easily accessible for children to grab. Save cookies and other sugar coated treats for an occasional sweet treat or special occasions. Never get into the habit...
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