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Cherry Juice: Concentrate on This

March 26, 2009 | Posted by admin

What’s all the hullabaloo when it comes to tart cherry juice concentrate and CherryFlex® for health? Is your CherryFlex® or Cherry Juice Concentrate heated? The lab director at Atlas-BioScience governs and tests all our manufacturing practices, allowing us to keep the antioxidants closely guarded.  All be it expensive, I can assure you this is the […]

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Pear Pastry with Brandied Cherries

March 17, 2009 | Posted by admin

Ingredients: Pastry: 3     Tbsp Brownwood Acres Montmorency Dried Tart Cherries, chopped 3     Tbsp brandy 2     Tbsp unsalted butter 1     Tbsp brown sugar 4     cups pears (about  3 large) Anjou or Bartlett, cut into 1 /2 inch chunks 1/8 tsp salt 2     tsp lemon juice 12   sheets phyllo dough, thawed cooking spray Topping: 2      Tbsp unsalted […]

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National Nutrition Month

March 16, 2009 | Posted by admin

March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the American Dietetic Association.  The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The ADA recommends using these three points when developing a healthy eating plan: Emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole […]

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Fun Fruit Pizzas for Kids

March 16, 2009 | Posted by admin

Are you looking for homemade crafts to do with youngsters to break up the day?  What better way to be creative then to make a pizza together.  Fruit pizzas are a fantastic way to involve your child in making lunch or a dessert for dinner.  It is also a great nutrition teaching moment.  Making pizza […]

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A Personal Check

March 13, 2009 | Posted by admin

Here’s a test for you.  We all have heard how we need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Some measure by the servings, saying you should eat at least five servings daily.  Others calculate the needed amount of fruit and vegetables by the cup measure. Either way, are you getting enough?  Do you really know […]

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Potato and Squash Soup

March 11, 2009 | Posted by admin

Soups are a great way to utilize vegetables that are about to pass their shelf life.  They can be prepared any time and placed in freezer containers for use at a later date.  Soups make great lunches or as starters/appetizers at your next dinner party. The following recipe freezes well; just thaw, whisk until smooth, […]

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Blueberries Boast Benefits

March 9, 2009 | Posted by admin

While blueberries have been known as a “Super Fruit” for quite some time, their positive impacts for healthy living continue to be uncovered.  A new study from Ohio State University regarding children and blueberries has shown some very positive findings. According to the results, mice fed blueberries had a much better outcome in overall health […]

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Sweet Potato Sides

March 4, 2009 | Posted by admin

Are you looking for something new for a side dish for your evening meal?  Try sweet potatoes, they make a healthy alternative to the white potato.  Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene and vitamin C and low in calories.  The sweet potato is a great source of fiber, too.  They can be simply prepared and […]

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