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Bean power  – National Bean Day

Bean power – National Bean Day

January 6th is National Bean Day, celebrating the many sizes, shapes, and colors of the bean. Beans, which have  been cultivated since the early seventh millennium BC, provide a significant source of protein. Why eat beans? Not only are beans an...

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Healthy 2020 – Kick it Off!

Healthy 2020 – Kick it Off!

Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to improve their health in some way. For 2020, Americans are making the resolution to adopt healthy habits in multiple areas of life – more body movement,  more money management &...

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Fall Flavor of Food

Fall Flavor of Food

As the temperatures drop, we need to nourish and warm the body from the inside.  Root vegetables: carrots, squash, pumpkin, and sweet potato  Whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, oats, and millet  Legumes: beans, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans. ...

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Sweet Potato: The Ultimate SUPERFOOD

Sweet Potato: The Ultimate SUPERFOOD

Why is sweet potato a SUPER FOOD? These potatoes are one of the most versatile (roast, purée, steam, bake, or grill) and healthy vegetables I know and many researchers will agree.“Sweet potatoes are considered a superfood for diabetics, says the...

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Winter warm-up with Chili

Winter warm-up with Chili

The month of February is Sweet Potato Month The sweet potato is in a class of its own. The sweet potato is only distantly related to the potato. It is commonly called a yam in parts of North America, although they are only very distantly related...

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