Grocery Shopping Tour – Inner Aisles

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Down the inner aisles of the store, you will find many of the prepackaged, quick and easy to prepare foods. Check your favorite items for saturated fat, sodium, and sugar content per serving. The daily recommended % values are listed next to each. The goal is to consume up to a total of 100% of […]

Grocery Shopping Tour – Produce Aisle

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Produce aisles are a great place to find seasonal fruits and vegetables on sale. Market Basket Foods has a wide selection of fresh, delicious, and often, local grown produce. Don’t forget to check out the ready-made salads to-go. These salads are labeled by the calories and include a variety of choices such as southwestern, caesar, […]

Grocery Shopping Tour – Meat Aisle Part 2

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Why eat meat? Meat contains protein, which is essential to replace protein in our cells. Proteins are a part of every single cell, tissue, and organs in our bodies. As proteins are broken down daily, they must be replaced by amino acids, which is derived from protein. It is recommended that an average adult consume […]

Grocery Shopping Tour – Meat Aisle

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Meat is considered a protein, and nearly all meats contain the same amount of protein per ounce, but vary in the grams of fat per ounce. For example, one ounce of chicken breast contains 7 grams of protein, 1.4 grams of fat, and 35 calories. One ounce of ground meat (70% lean and 30% fat) […]

MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH – Part 4

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“Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” Healthy cooking can be fun, even with a busy lifestyle. Save money by cooking large batches of foods such as chili, spaghetti, red beans and rice, and freeze in smaller, meal-size servings. First, you will want to clean out your freezer, then purchase freezer storage bags or containers and use […]

MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH – Part 3

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“Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” Help motivate your kids to want healthy snacks by playing food games when grocery shopping. Create an alphabet calendar at home and each time you go to the grocery store, search for fruits, vegetables, and whole grain snacks that begin with a particular alphabet letter. Keep the game going until […]

MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH – Part 2

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“Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” This starts right at the grocery store. When reading food labels, keep in mind the information listed is PER SERVING. Learn how many servings there are per container and the serving size for the product. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is knowing how many calories, sodium, fat, protein, carbohydrates, […]

MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH – Part 1

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March is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. Let’s think about this, small bites equal one large bite. Why not begin changing nutrition habits slowly by taking small steps, and then gradually continuing this trend to make a pretty big change in your nutrition habits. For example, for the […]

The Importance of Breakfast

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BREAKFAST is very important. Studies show that children perform better in school and adults tend to be have more energy and have less of a tendency to be overweight if they eat a healthy breakfast each day…and we are not talking about a high sugar breakfast. The World Health Organization (WHO) wants Americans to stop […]

On-The-Go Eating

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Eating on the go? If so, beware of being in a hurry and skipping meals or going too many hours between meals. There are many to-go nonperishable snacks you can keep in your desk drawer, car, purse, backpack, or briefcase. Peanut butter, whole grain crackers, tuna with crackers, whole-grain snack bars, fruit packs, nuts, cereal, […]