Healthy Eating

Tired of eating in the cafeteria? Go out for a picnic instead!

When the weather forecast calls for bright sunny skies, it is the perfect day a picnic. It’s not often that you get a chance to unwind and enjoy both nature and a meal. Picnics can be a great lunchtime getaway…

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Celebrate Kids Eat Right Month

National Nutrition Month has come and gone, but this year is the first ever, Kids Eat Right Month.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, happily announced, that August 2014 will be Kids Eat Right Month. During the month there will…

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The incredibly powerful lemon

A lemon is one of the most versatile and underrated fruits. Its not only nutritious and delicious, but can also be used to rejuvenate your body. This little citric fruit can be found bobbing in you drink and baking in…

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Pack all of the food groups into one lunch

If there is any way to keep ourselves on the road to being healthier, it is to keep a well balanced diet. Incorporating every food group into our meals, helps us get the nutrients we need to maintain a healthy…

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Organic vs. Local: What’s the difference?

Many people aren’t aware of the difference between organic and local food. In TIME Magazine’s recent poll, 23% of people think that local produce is always organic, but in reality, local produce does not have to follow the same regulations as organic…

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The seven commandments of clean eating

“Clean eating” seems to be a huge buzz term these days, but what does it actually mean? Eating clean can be defined in many ways, but the most common definition is that you eat the freshest, least processed foods you…

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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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