Category Archives: Food News

Sumptuous Spiced Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

These cookies may have reduced sugar, but their flavor is enhanced with cinnamon, ginger and cloves. The oats pack heart healthy soluble fiber, the 60% cacao chocolate adds antioxidants, and the walnuts add some omega-3 fatty acids. To keep them … Continue reading

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Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Restaurants

While many of us are paying closer attention to what is in our foods, we are still crushed for time when it comes to meal preparation. Often fast food is the choice to grab a quick bite. We know it’s … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Nutrition Ranking Systems

A lot of us have seen grocery store chains develop nutrition labels and information to help us better understand the content of what we are purchasing.  For some, it can be a helpful tool.
David Grotto, RD, LDN, author of “101 … Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Add Cherries to Your Diet

With boomers, gen Xer’s and others seeking more nutrition and wholesome foods in their diets, here’s one fruit that is worth considering eating on a regular basis-cherries. Known as a super fruit, cherries are packed with color, nutrition and flavor. … Continue reading

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Healthy Aging Quiz

September is Healthy Aging Month. Take the quiz below and rate your savvy on staying on top of your health.

1. True or False. We need to eat more as we age, as our bodies need more calories.
2. The best natural  … Continue reading

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11 Economical and Nutritious Foods

While budgets and disposable incomes remain tight, we all have to eat. Eating well can keep us healthy, maintain our immune systems, and affect our overall mood. There are a number of nutritious foods that are economical. They include:
• Eggs … Continue reading

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Getting the Most Out of Your Dollar at the Grocery Store

With budgets continuing to be lean these days, people are looking for ways to stretch their food dollar. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your dollar while grocery shopping.
1. When it comes to prepared foods … Continue reading

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Take the Kitchen Quiz

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one out of six Americans will suffer from foodborne illness every year. There are easy strategies to help reduce those risks. Take the kitchen quiz to learn to keep your kitchen safe.
1. … Continue reading

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New guidelines regarding internal temperature of meats

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently updated its recommendations for internal temperatures of meats including pork to 145°F. These include roasts, chops, steaks and whole cuts of meats. The recommended temperature for ground meats will remain at 160ºF. … Continue reading

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