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 […]

Cantaloupe Season Is Here!

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Cantaloupe season has arrived. Purchase delicious, fresh cantaloupe melons and try a cool, summer smoothie with all of the right vitamins and minerals for good health. Cantaloupe Apple Smoothie Ingredients: ½ Cantaloupe 1 Medium Apple, skinned and cored 2 C Baby Spinach ¼ C Water, as needed I prefer my fruit cold when making this […]

Healthy July 4th Recipes

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Looking for healthy July 4th recipe ideas? Skewer recipes are quick and easy to prepare for July 4th get-togethers and outdoor barbeques. The Red, White, and Blueberry Skewers (strawberries, blueberries, and miniature marshmallows) are festive and sure to please everyone! Shrimp Kabobs and Grilled Pineapple with Ham are outdoor pleasers and can be assembled in […]

Diabetic Friendly Foods

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With thousands of different products to shop for at the grocery store, how do you know which ones are diabetic friendly? Shopping for foods that are low in carbohydrates and taste good can help you stay on track when controlling blood sugar. Read food labels and check to see how many servings there are per […]

Heart-Healthy Cherries

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Cherries are in season now. Heart-healthy antioxidant vitamins are found in cherries. This fruit even contains a soothing antioxidant called melatonin. Melatonin is known to help produce a soothing effect on the brain neurons, which may help individuals sleep. Researchers who study the melatonin in cherries recommend a serving of cherries one hour before bedtime. […]

It’s Fresh Fruit and Veggie Season!

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Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best grocery store topics right now. This is the season when many wonderful varieties are available, plentiful, and loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals. When shopping at Market Basket, we invite you to speak with our produce managers and learn how to select your favorite produce. Learn which fruits […]

Healthy Veggie Recipes

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Including vegetables in your diet is healthy, so why not learn creative recipes to help motivate you, family and friends to consume more veggies? Blue Cheese & Pecan Green Beans Ingredients: 1 lb. Fresh Green Beans, trimmed ¼ C Water 2 tsp. Olive Oil ¼ tsp. Salt ¼ tsp. Pepper 1/3 C Crumbled Blue Cheese […]

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

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May is National Celiac Disease Awareness month. Celiac Disease can be initiated by consuming the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When people with Celiac Disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable […]

Caffeine In Food Products

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Curious about how drinks stack up against each other in caffeine? You may be surprised to find it’s not just drinks that contain caffeine. For example, 2 extra strength Excedrin have almost twice the caffeine as one cup of coffee. Instant coffee contains almost half the caffeine as brewed coffee. Energy drinks have twice the […]

Healthy Cooking Oils

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There are many oils on the market and sometimes knowing which ones are healthy becomes confusing. First, there is canola oil, which is high in mono and polyunsaturated fat (the good fats). Canola oil doesn’t have a strong flavor, so it is easy to use in a variety of recipes. Then, there are avocado and […]