Tag Archives: healthy eating

Michigan Cherry Recipe Round-Up

Did you know, Traverse City, Mich. holds the nickname of Cherry Capital of the World? According to the Michigan Agriculture Council, the mitten state ranks No. 1 for production of tart cherries in the nation. Cherries are delicious and also very…

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The Health Benefits of Michigan Summer Berries

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m not talking about the holidays. I am talking about Michigan’s summer berry season. The trees are in full bloom, the weather is warm and the berries are ready for picking!…

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Let’s “Taco”-bout it: Easy Swaps to Make Taco Night Guilt Free

  Whether it’s Taco Tuesday at your house or a midnight run for fast-food tacos, we can all agree that this flavorful Latin meal is blissful. With their reputation for flavor and mouthwatering ingredients, you have to wonder how healthy tacos…

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Cooking Contest Win Caps Year of Healthy Changes for Grand Rapids Man

When tests revealed high blood sugar levels, Kevin Adams knew he had to make some changes. The 48-year-old Grand Rapids resident had watched diabetes impact his father’s life and he didn’t want to go down the same path. His health…

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Get Your Grill On with this Manly Chicken Recipe

Need a fast and healthy weeknight dinner? Look no further than the winning recipe from this year’s “Real Men Cook & Eat Healthy” Cooking Contest. Grand Rapids resident Kevin Adams took home the first-place prize of $350 for his Citrus…

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#MIKidsCan Cook: Tropical Cucumber Breeze

Looking for a tasty treat your kids will love? Try this refreshing summertime snack, courtesy of the first ever #MIKidsCan Cook contest winner, Navia Washington, 12, of Grand Rapids. Washington won a skating party as the first place contestant in the…

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Cooking Competitions Add Flavor to “Let’s Talk Health” Week in Grand Rapids

For many kids, dutifully eating a few bites of vegetables is asking a lot at dinner time. Nine-year-old Sophia Lindsay steps it up when it comes to the nightly meal. She enjoys helping her mom, Marguerette, put dinner on the…

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Make Award-Winning Salmon Cakes for Dinner Tonight

If you like the idea of salmon, but never seem to find a way to prepare it so the whole family enjoys it, these cakes are for you! This recipe is courtesy of Geraud Singh, the winner of the 2014…

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“Let’s Talk Health” Week Emphasizes Healthy Lifestyles for Grand Rapids Communities

Several new events and returning favorites will make the fourth annual “Let’s Talk Health” week impactful for Grand Rapids residents. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with community organizations to put on the week, which will take place…

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