If you are looking for a way to stretch your budget and improve your family’s nutrition, consider adding more beans to your meals. Beans are convenient, versatile and lend themselves to many tasty dishes. Beans are a rich source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Basic Beans – How… Read more »
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Written by: Anne-Marie Davee, MS, RDN, LD People cannot live on bread alone- we need water too! Water is a vital nutrient during the summer because it acts as the body’s coolant. It should be a top priority because it is needed for temperature control, digestion, bringing energy into the cells and waste products out…. Read more »
How does the Easter bunny get hopping so early? With a good breakfast, of course! Without a doubt, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast means, “Break the fast”. For most of us, the body has gone through the night while we are sleeping (eight or more hours), without any fuel (or… Read more »
What fits easily into a lunch box, tastes great, quenches your thirst, satisfies a sweet tooth and is low in calories? You guessed it – fruit! Mother Nature has cleverly combined carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals and, best of all, sweetness, into one colorful package. Fruit consumption is on the rise and now, more than ever, and… Read more »