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Hooray for Blueberries!

It’s blueberry season here in New Jersey, and recent research found new benefits to enjoying this favorite blue food.  A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that consuming 1 cup of blueberries per day for 6 … Continue reading

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“Raisin” the Standard for Treats Has Never Been So Sweet

Happy National Raisin Day!  These sweet treats have a day all their own each April 30 and recently gained attention as research suggested they may lower blood pressure and post-meal blood glucose levels compared to other snacks (https://calraisins.org/raisin-nutrition/health-and-nutrition-research/).  Celebrate this … Continue reading

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Taste of Home Tuesday: Glazed Carrot Coins

Need a heart-healthy side dish this Valentine’s Day?  I recently tried (and loved) Taste of Home’s Contest-Winning Glazed Carrot Coins Recipe (below).  These tender, moist carrots are sure to bright a winter night while providing beta-carotene, which the body turns … Continue reading

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To Your Heart, with Love

Happy Heart Month!  It’s an especially good season to celebrate dark chocolate.  Research suggests, that, in moderation dark chocolate may lower rates of heart attacks, heart failure and death from heart disease and protect against atrial fibrillation. Not just any … Continue reading

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Festive Fruit Snacks

We all love fruit and veggie trays as quick and healthy options during the holidays, so here’s a fun way to turn an otherwise boring presentation into an eye-catching arrangement.  Cut a large marshmallow into sixths, and thread a marshmallow … Continue reading

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No tricks…just health(ier) treats

Looking for a few last minutes treats?  This year’s Halloween round-up includes brand new, allergy-friendly chocolates from Enjoy Life Foods.  For a last minute snack, try a fun twist on “candy” apples from Eating Well.  Sunflower butter and non-dairy chocolate … Continue reading

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Sizing Up Fruits and Veggies

Plates with pictures may help children select and eat more fruits and vegetables, according to new research with preschoolers.  A study of 325 children found a significant increase in vegetable consumption when a MyPlate plastic plate with pictures of foods … Continue reading

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