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Follow these BBQ tips for delicious, healthy grilled meals all summer long

This guest post is from Katie Serbinski (formerly Caputo), a registered dietitian who blogs foodie-inspired recipes at ktcaputo.com and tweets healthy tips and tricks @katieserbinski. She works as a nutrition and health communications consultant for various food industry organizations and small businesses. Nothing…

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Uh Oh, You Might Be Cooking Your Veggies All Wrong

Ask any nutritionist whether you should eat more vegetables and the answer will be yes. But then you have to decide how to cook those veggies. You probably know that deep-frying isn’t encouraged (as delicious as French fries are, they…

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Why Eating All Five Food Groups Is Essential to Your Health

  There’s a lot of truth to the phrase “you are what you eat.” What you eat every day determines how well your body is fueled and how efficiently it functions. Our bodies run – or drag – thanks to…

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Surprise! These veggies are packed with protein

When it comes to reaching your daily protein goals (46 grams of protein per day for women and 56 grams a day for men), the usual go-tos are lean meats, beans, eggs and Greek yogurt. Those are all great options,…

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Spring, sprint and salivate for Michigan agriculture!

After a dreadful, long, painful winter, spring is finally here! In Michigan, that means farmers markets will start flooding their shelves with homegrown crops and Michigan just so happens to be one of the best places for diverse agriculture. We…

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The truth behind how antioxidants keep you healthy

Antioxidants are healthy, that much you probably know. But beyond that, how much do you really understand about how they work or where to find them? If you’re like most people, the answer is “not much.” According to a recent…

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Don’t just wear your greens this St. Patrick’s Day, eat them too!

Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition that started in the 17th century, when green ribbons and shamrocks were worn to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint. The tradition was popularized by Irish immigrants in the United States, who believed…

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Are you missing an opportunity to make more vegetables taste like French fries?

If vegetables tasted more like French fries, we would have a lot easier time getting our recommended number of servings in, right? One of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables is to roast them. Roasting helps to preserve nutritional value…

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Fresh produce verses canned and frozen

Finding fresh produce can be difficult in cold weather, which might have you wondering, how am I supposed to get my daily source of vitamins if I can’t find fresh produce in sub-zero temperatures? Even on the coldest days, there…

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