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4 Fruits You Can Stop Wasting With These Helpful Tricks

Like many people, I’ve been making an effort to eat more fruits and vegetables. But sometimes, I find myself throwing away produce because I never took the time to cut and use it properly. I found that if I set…


Slow cooker recipes: Fruit Butters

Fruit butters may share a name with those yellow sticks you use while baking, but they are much healthier. They are actually made from whole fruits that are cooked down until they resemble jam. But unlike most jams that use…


To juice or not to juice

Let’s start with the basics.  Fruits and vegetables are all wonder foods due to the astronomical amount of benefits they provide.  The USDA reminds us that in addition to naturally being low in calories and high in fiber, they also…


Easy lunch ideas for kids using Michigan’s in-season produce

Healthy breakfast? Check! Teeth brushed? Check! Homework complete? Check! Healthy (and homemade) lunch? Check! If you are like most busy Michigan families, packing a lunch before your kids head off to school needs to be a quick process. This typically…


Spend Tuesday at Eastern Market

On a summer Tuesday afternoon the aHealthier Michigan team decided to check out Eastern Market Tuesdays with David Murray on his Pursuit of Healthiness. The market is in its third year of opening on Tuesdays in addition to Saturdays. This…

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It’s Blueberry Time in Michigan!

The state of Michigan ranks first in highbush blueberry production, with growers producing over 100 million pounds of blueberries every year!  So, it is only fitting that Michigan and its farmers would host some of America’s most renowned blueberry festivals…


Easy Summer Meals

Give your summer meals a healthy boost by incorporating seasonal produce into your favorite recipes. All it takes is a little culinary creativity to whip up a nutritious dish with the many in-season Michigan fruits and vegetables available during the…


U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin M.D. leads a community walk at Munger School in Detroit

The Nation’s 18th Surgeon General, Regina Benjamin M.D. came to visit Munger Pre-K to 8 School on the southwest side of Detroit on Friday, October 12th. Dr. Benjamin joined 925 students for lunch, led the community in a “Surgeon General’s…


Does a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet make sense for you?

Are you looking for a way to improve your diet? Do you want a plan that is flexible and easy to follow? If you said yes to both of those questions, then a flexitarian diet may be right for you….