Healthy Recipes
braised cabbage

Savor the Flavor: Braised Cabbage with Onion Trio

Whether you eat it raw, toss it into a salad or simmer it in a pot with stew or corned beef, cabbage is a St. Patrick’s Day staple. It’s rich in vitamins A, K and C, calcium and fiber. It also has a distinctive flavor and crunch. A bonus: It’s …

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Healthy Recipes
shrek juice

Savor the Flavor: Shrek Juice

It can be struggle to make sure children are eating their 5 recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies. A great way to get the kids (and adults too!) to consume more greens is by blending them into smoothies or juice drinks. This drink is a fun, delicious way to …

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Heart Healthy Celebrations

Romance on the Menu: 9 Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Meals

Whether you’re happily single or conveniently coupled, Valentine’s Day is often linked with indulgences (think fried appetizers, buttery entrees and rich desserts). But it may turn out that the best aphrodisiacs, at least in the dining department, are foods that are good for your heart. After all, if you’re in …

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Healthy Eating

5 Reasons to Say Yes to Winter Soups

When the weather turns colder, sipping steaming hot soups and stews can keep you warm and toasty. Soups not only take the bite out of a frosty night, they’re also a fuss-free way to get dinner on the table fast. Whether a light, broth-based creation or a hearty stew, Julie …

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Heart Smart® Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Schedules

For many of us, the holidays are joyous yet chaotic – swamped with work projects, shopping for gifts, cramming for final exams, busy with events, or getting the house together for family functions all add additional stress during the busiest time of the year. Spending your day holiday shopping can …

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Healthy Holidays

Homemade (and Healthy) Holiday Gift Ideas

The gift-giving season is upon us, and it can be a struggle to think of unique gifts to give friends, family, teachers, co-workers and others. One of the most popular choices is homemade food items – but these do not need to be sugar and calorie-laden treats. Here are a …

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Healthy Holidays

Diabetes-Friendly Holidays

Even if you’ve been good all year long, the holiday season can wreak havoc on your healthful habits. With nearly six weeks of family feasts, cocktails and sweets — not to mention pressure to overindulge from well-meaning loved ones — it almost seems okay to be naughty instead of nice. …

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Healthy Eating

Meatless Mondays: A How-To Guide

America has been a “meat and potatoes” culture for decades, with the Midwest no exception. Chicken dinners and burgers, bacon and brats reign supreme, with meatless meals seemingly incomplete. The tide is now changing, though, as a growing number of Americans recognize the benefits of meat-free eating. Indeed, studies increasingly …

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Healthy Recipes

Too Many Tomatoes & Cucumbers in Your Garden?

If you’re a home gardener or just a frequent visitor to farmer’s markets and garden stands, you know that August is prime time in Michigan for tomatoes and cucumbers. Both are versatile, full of vitamins and excellent choices when you are trying to make sure to eat more fresh produce …

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Fruits & Veggies

Saving Your Summer Harvest: Tips For Canning & Freezing

Summer is the perfect time to not only recharge your batteries, but also to stock up on those homegrown goodies from your backyard (or from your local farmers market)! The goal of canning and freezing all of the bounty that Mother Nature – and your green thumb – have created …

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