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Bone Broth Won’t Cure Everything, But the Benefits Are Plenty—Here’s How to Make It as Healthy as Possible

September 15, 2021

As the mornings become cooler and small pops of color are showing up, I can’t help but get excited for soup season! The store bought broth or stock is ok for soup making but homemade bone broth is not only tasty and healthy, it’s cheap and easy too!

https://www.realsimple.com/…/nutrition-…/bone-broth-benefits

Tomato Basics

September 8, 2021

If you’ve visited any of the local farmers markets you will have noticed that tomatoes are everywhere. This is one of my favorite fruits (yes, it is a fruit), and I enjoy them in all kinds of ways. Check out this link for some great information.

https://www.foodhero.org/…/m…/TomatoFHM%20English%202018.pdf

Feed in the Right Way for Your Child’s Stage of Develpment

September 1, 2021

With school back in session meal times become even more important to not only feed our family but to catch up on what happened during the day. If the evenings become too hectic with schedules pick a different meal (or snack) to sit down with your child.

Check out Ellyn Satters tips for making meal times go smoothly.

Nutrition Nibbles : Zucchini

August 25, 2021

You’ve probably noticed that there’s a lot of zucchini available at this time of year. This prompted the spirits several years ago to create National Leave Some of Your Extra Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch day. I like it sliced, breaded and fried, in cakes and bars and cookies. But my favorite way to eat them is as a pancake. Give it a try.

https://oneida.extension.wisc.edu/…/Nutrition-Nibbles-Zucch…

Not So Fast Blaming Slow Metabolism for Midlife Weight Gain

August 18, 2021

This is a really interesting article that highlights findings from an ongoing study on metabolism. It debunks the theory of metabolism slowing in our 30s – 50s and find that metabolism remains consistent age 20-60.

https://www.webmd.com/…/dont-blame-metabolism-for-weight-ga…

Blueberry Basics

August 11, 2021

Locally, there are some foods that are only available fresh duriing the summer months. One of those foods are blueberries. Check out this information in the link below.
(Oh, and just to let you in on my own favorite way to eat blueberries during the summer . . . try freezing them as described for later use, but then eat them frozen as a snack. Better than popsicles!)

https://www.foodhero.org/sites/foodhero-prod/files/monthly-magazines/web_blueberry_monthly_july_18.pdf

 

Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad

August 4, 2021

Often the response to what a ‘healthy diet’ looks like includes a lot of vegetables. Why is that? Why do vegetables matter?

Veggies are full of vitamins, minerals and fiber and also considered a low calorie food. They are versatile for cooking and usually can be included in meals in many different ways – as a side, in a dish or as the main entrée.

Check out this yummy salad that includes summer vegetables that are in season right now. And be sure to visit the farmers market today for some local fresh veggies!
https://www.afamilyfeast.com/grilled-summer-vegetable-salad/

Green Beans

August 1, 2021

Green Beans are another one of the foods of summertime. They can be cooked and served in so many ways. Maybe you’ve enjoyed them deep fried! Check out the recipes for some ways you might not have considered.

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HAPPY SUMMER TEMPS!!!

July 16, 2021

Some of the signs of summer are seasonal foods that we can enjoy. One of those foods that is appearing everywhere is the Watermelon. In addition to being tasty, this summer treat provides hydration and vital nutrients. Delicious and Nutritious!

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10 Reasons to Support Farmers Markets

July 7, 2021

Be sure to check out the farmers market and farm stands in the area this summer. Buying local means the produce tastes great and hasn’t traveled across the country to get here! Plus supporting your local farmer is a great way to support local business.

The Eagle River market is Wednesday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

https://cuesa.org/learn/10-reasons-support-farmers-markets