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Get your kids in the kitchen with these two healthy dips

On a recent afternoon at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s Simmer Camp, young foodies-in-training were learning just how delicious and easy, homemade dips can be. “It just tasted different and better,” said Naomi Hamilton, 9, about the hummus and ranch dip…

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Canning lets you preserve summer flavors all year long

At the convergence of the local food movement, do-it-yourself, and environmentalism, is a practice that many might find a little old-school: canning. “With the accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables, I think it’s definitely making a comeback,” said Jolon Hull,…

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How to ace your #HealthyMe goal to eat healthier

Have you set your #HealthyMe goal but finding it tough to stay on track? You aren’t alone. It’s hard to accomplish your healthy goals (according to Forbes, only eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions every year)….

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Experience the Eastern Market this weekend

If you’re looking for a way to get great food, support a thriving community, and have a great time shopping, the Eastern Market does it best. Farmer’s markets are important community anchors. There are farmers markets all across the state….

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Probiotics: Good for what’s bugging you

Have you heard about probiotics, but find the idea of consuming live bacteria to be a bit hard to swallow? Although you may be hesitant to try them yourself, there is a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that you…

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An unexpected way to eat more healthy grains

There’s a lot on your healthy eating to-do list, from getting more fruits and veggies to avoiding excessive sugar and salt. But we’re about to make it easier to cross off one healthy eating task: To eat plenty of whole…

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Go Mediterranean: Eight ways to start eating healthier for life

What’s the big deal about the Mediterranean diet? It’s a way of eating that’s high in plants and fish, low in red meat, saturated fat and sugar, and features healthy grains and fats, such as faro and olive oil. This…

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A chicken salad recipe with a surprising ingredient

Chicken salad is a satisfying meal no matter the season or occasion. From a baby shower brunch to a picnic in the park, it really fits in anywhere. And the recipes for chicken salad vary greatly, giving it many different…

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Think before you dip

Celery, carrot sticks, and strawberries are some of the most popular healthy snack items, and it is common for people to enjoy them with some kind of dip. Celery and carrots are typically enjoyed with ranch while strawberries are enjoyed with…

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