The Powerful Protein Food Group

The protein food group is more than just powerful – it is essential! Proteins provide nutrients that are crucial for your body to have in order for you to remain healthy. Including different types of protein sources in your diet means that you will get a well-rounded intake of the nutrients...

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Beans: A Protein Packed Punch

This month we are focusing on the protein food group. To kick us off, we are focusing on beans as protein sources. This is because today, January 6th, is national beans day! Beans are more than a substitute for meat. They are nutrient dense legumes that make you feel fuller, faster. In fact, beans...

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Food Storage

The proper storage of food helps maintain food safety as well as quality. This is because when food is stored correctly the flavor, color, texture, and nutrients are preserved. Room Temperature Most non-perishables will be stored at room temperature but keeping these items well beyond their...

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Sugar Substitutions

Whether to cut down on calories, to avoid health risks, or whatever reason, some people use sugar substitutes, also known as high intensity sweeteners, to sweeten their foods and beverages. Sugar alternatives can be used on their own to sweeten things like iced tea or coffee, or they can be used...

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Safe Sugar Consumption

Most Americans are consuming diets that contain too many added sugars. Consuming too many added sugars in your diet can lead to health complications, such as weight gain and obesity, the development of type 2 diabetes, as well as heart disease. Added Sugars It is important to recognize the...

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Measuring for Children

Introducing children to the kitchen at a young age allows them to build the necessary measuring skills for food preparation early on. In addition, this allows your children to develop an understanding of ingredients and techniques for cooking. Watch the video below with your children so that they...

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Understanding Portions Versus Servings

The holidays are here, and with it comes the excitement of the season as well as tasty home cooking. With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it’s the perfect time to discuss the difference between portions and servings, because if you are anything like me, you overeat during the holiday celebrations....

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Measuring Basics

Proper measuring of ingredients is important to successful cooking and baking. Some foods can be greatly affected by too much or too little of certain ingredients, such as salt, baking soda, baking powder and hot or spicy ingredients, such as cayenne pepper. In addition, measuring your ingredients...

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