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Pomegranate and Mixed Berry Smoothie

January 23, 2009 | Posted by admin

Pomegranates are eaten in many Middle Eastern countries at the New Year as a sign of luck.   In Greece, the families will smash a Pomegranate in front of their home.  The hope is to disperse many seeds across a wide area.  The more seeds that are scattered, the greater the fortune for the house that […]

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Creative Smoothie Concoctions

January 23, 2009 | Posted by admin

Smoothie popularity continues to grow nationwide as a commercially-made beverage that’s a healthy alternative to sugary soft drinks.  But they can just as easily be created right in your own kitchen. When I think of smoothies, several thoughts come to mind; • A healthy drink • Easy to make • Inexpensive Brownwood Acres/ FruitFast supplies […]

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Positive Food Attitudes for Kids

January 22, 2009 | Posted by admin

The impact parents have on their children extends beyond behavior, education and social attitudes.  It’s important for youngsters at an early age to develop a positive attitude towards food and, as we all know, parents have the greatest influence on their children. Demonstrating healthy eating habits and choices, as well as including family members in […]

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The Importance of Sleep

January 16, 2009 | Posted by admin

Worried about the cold, winter season affecting your health? Close your eyes and relax. A new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University suggests that not getting enough sleep directly affects the immune system, making people more prone to colds. Sheldon Cohen, psychology professor at Carnegie Mellon University says, “People who slept less than seven […]

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Sticking to your Resolutions

January 14, 2009 | Posted by admin

It’s that time again when we reflect on the past year and how we can make the New Year even better. Many of us start off with a New Year’s Resolution, but how many of us actually keep them? Research group Harris Interactive says not many: 66 percent of adults make resolutions, but only 17 […]

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Fruit Salad and Winter Stew

January 12, 2009 | Posted by admin

This fruit salad takes little time to prepare and is super delicious. The citrus sauce is very light and does not overwhelm the flavor of the other fruit. Serve as a side dish; or as a perfect ending to any meal. I paired it with a hearty Chicken and Vegetable stew. Both are low fat […]

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Restarting the Engines of Commerce

January 2, 2009 | Posted by admin

It seems like every commentator in the country has a take on our current economy, or is pointing the finger at someone. But from where I sit, our current problem is not unlike re-starting a stubborn farm engine at harvest time. The pressure is on and, until you get that engine going again, nothing happens: […]

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