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Trying to Reduce your Sodium?? Is Your Food Lacking Flavor??

What if you’re struggling to flavor your foods without salt? HERBS! They are low calorie a flavor packed! Here are some ideas: Beef – bay leaf, marjoram, nutmeg, onion, pepper, sage, thyme Lamb – curry powder, garlic, rosemary, mint Pork – garlic, onion, sage, pepper, oregano Veal – bay leaf, curry powder, ginger, marjoram, oregano Chicken – ginger, marjoram, oregano, paprika, poultry seasoning, rosemary,
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National Guacamole Day!!

September 16th was National Guacamole Day! One common ingredient in all guacamole recipes is an avocado, of course! According to the CDC, avocados were first cultivated in South America. It was believed that a Mayan princess ate the very first avocado and that it held mystical and magical powers. European sailors traveling to the New World used avocados as their form of butter. California
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A Summer Favorite…Watermelon!

Did you know that August 3rd was National Watermelon Day? Watermelon is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as lycopene, an antioxidant beneficial for health. Watermelon contains over 90% water and is great for helping to keep you hydrated in this hot weather. Forty-four states grow watermelons and the USA ranks 4th in worldwide production. Watermelon is thought to have
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Kale Chips

Kale is a green nutrition powerhouse with benefits including the antioxidant vitamins A and C, minerals including calcium, and is a good source of fiber. I received some kale last week through our work CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and I wasn’t sure what to do with it! I tried sauteeing it with some garlic and olive oil – it turned out to be very tasty! Satoko suggested I try adding it
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Energy Drinks and Sports Drinks…for Children?

Are energy drinks and sports drinks the same thing? Sports drinks contain carbohydrates and electrolytes to replenish water and electrolytes lost during exercise. They sometimes contain proteins, vitamins and minerals. Energy drinks can contain similar ingredients but also contain stimulants such as caffeine, guarana, ginseng, etc. A report published recently has advised that children and teenagers should avoid energy drinks and limit or eliminate
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