How To Organize Your Refrigerator For Healthier Eating – Part 1

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If you want to make healthier eating choices at home, be sure to organize your refrigerator so that healthy foods are the first ones you see. Use clear containers for storing fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks. Visible snacks like boiled eggs and yogurts should be placed eye-level and easy to find. When you open […]

Delicious And Nutritious Foods

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So many delicious and nutritious foods right in your grocery store coolers! Milk, 1% or 2%, is filled with bone-building nutrients such as calcium, Vitamin D, and protein. If you prefer a soy, almond, or cashew milk, check to be sure it is fortified with good vitamins and calcium. If you love chocolate milk, it […]

Iron In Your Diet

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Do you need more iron from your diet? Iron deficiency is a common problem, and there are many foods that provide iron in higher quantities. Eating these foods increases iron intake and may help to overcome anemia or iron deficiency. Animal sources of iron, such as lean beef, chicken, turkey, pork, and fish are readily […]

Blueberry Season Is Here!

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Yum, blueberry season is here! The weather is getting warmer and the berries are starting to roll in. Blueberries taste delicious, and can easily be frozen for cooking, or eating as a cool treat. In addition to taste, blueberries are very powerful in vitamins and minerals. For such a small fruit, blueberries really pack in […]

5 Foods You Should Not Store In Your Refrigerator

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There are 5 foods you should not store in your refrigerator: Tomatoes should be left at room temperature. When stored in the refrigerator tomatoes become mealy and have less taste. Like tomatoes, basil does not like the cold. Basil can be stored just like fresh flowers, simply cut and place in a cup or vase […]

Storing Frozen Fruits

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Fruits can be kept at room temperature until they ripen. Once fruits ripen, keep them in the refrigerator or freezer. Sort your fruit before storing it because if you have any fruit that is decaying or bruised, it will contaminate other fruits and hasten their decay. When refrigerating fruits, it is best to remove them […]

How To Choose A Delightfully Ripe Cantaloupe

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Cantaloupe is a seasonal fruit and May brings the right time to start purchasing cantaloupe. To select a ripe cantaloupe, look for tan cantaloupe with light green lines across it, and avoid choosing melons with brown or soft spots. The melon should be firm but not too soft or too hard. Smell the melon at […]

Grocery Shopping Tour – Inner Aisles Part 2

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Before grabbing quick, on-the-go snacks, check the food label for sugar content. Sometimes the sugar content may be coming from fruit sugar, so read the list of ingredients to know for sure. The ingredients are listed in the order of what the product contains the most of. For example, if sugar is the second item […]

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, […]