The Peak Season For Grapes In SETX

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September is the peak season for buying fresh grapes grown in Texas. Select green grapes with a slightly yellow color and red grapes rich in reddish-purple color only. Purchase ripe grapes that are full and plump. Grapes can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator and wait to rinse the grapes until […]

Looking For Ways To Dress Up Your Salad?

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Try easy to make dressings to bring variety to your salads and “lighten up” on the calories while doing so. When choosing lettuce, keep in mind the darker the better. Romaine, spinach, and kale are packed with healthy antioxidant vitamins A & C, folate, and iron. Add other veggies for color, such as yellow squash, […]

Healthy School Lunch Ideas

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Today’s hot/cold containers come in a variety of cool colors, shapes and sizes. Packing a school lunch can be easy and tasty, too. When shopping for school lunches, look for phrases such as “whole grain”, “lower sugar”, “low-fat” to help add healthy fiber and avoid high fat foods. Lower fat milks such as 2% are […]

Who Said Breakfast Is Just For Kids?

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Moms and dads…do you recommend kids shouldn’t eat breakfast? No, so why should adults miss breakfast? Eating breakfast prevents blood sugar from getting too low, leaving you hungry and perhaps overeating at lunch or dinner. No time for breakfast? Make your own egg muffin sandwich the night before with egg, thin cheese, and an English […]

Back To School Breakfast Ideas

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32% of students skip breakfast before school and this may affect learning and behavior while at school. Elementary school children should be taught the importance of eating breakfast as a way to be more attentive and have more brain power. For quick, easy ideas try breakfast tacos try using 1 tortilla, 1 egg, and cheese, […]

What is the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal?

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The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to providing consumers with clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO choices. Does this seal mean no genetic modification of food products? Product manufacturers are allowed to use this seal when they follow particular practices to ensure their foods avoid using GMO’s; it does not always mean 100% […]

What Does GMO Mean?

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GMO means plants or animals whose cells have been inserted with a gene from an unrelated species in order to change its original characteristics. For example, a certain plant may be genetically modified to make it more resistant to disease, or increase its reproduction, or perhaps increase the nutritional value. Due to the unknown long-term […]

New Product Label Reading

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There are many new products available in the grocery store today. Some shout low fat, low sugar, all natural, organic, so how do buyers really know the healthiest to buy? For some individuals, it may be the total calories that matter, the amount of added sugars, or even the total fat content of foods. In […]

The Benefit of Consuming Light Juices

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Diabetes blood sugar control may limit an individual’s intake of fruit juices, so try drinking light juice to replace regular juice and cut the carbohydrate grams in half or more. By adding water to natural fruit juice, manufacturers are able to reduce the amount of fruit sugar, which means fewer carbohydrates per serving. One 4 […]

Your Complete Healthy Dinner Menu

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Try this delicious macaroni and cheese recipe for your family and shave 75 calories off each serving of traditional mac n’ cheese. Makes: 6 Servings Per Serving: 225 Calories Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients: 3 C Macaroni Noodles, cooked ½ C Fat-Free Milk ¼ C Light Margarine, melted 1 ½ C 2% Milk Cheddar Cheese Macaroni […]