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  • Recipe of the Week: Veggie Bean Chili

    Two weeks ago I gave you the Inside Out Taco which I hope you tried and liked. If you feel like making your own chili for that recipe or just want a yummy chili dinner here's a great one that packs in the veggies, protein and whole grains. What mo...

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  • Underindulging on Thanksgiving

    I must apologize for not getting any recipes to you for vegetarian entrees but I was plagued with a debilitating migraine Monday and Tuesday and I think I've missed the boat. I promise to post some in time for Christmas feasts.What I want to do to...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.11

    Many thanx to Emily DeVoto, Ph.D at The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News for hosting this week's Grand Rounds 3.11. A fantastic job with the huge task of highlighting a total of 37 fabulous medical clogs. Click on the title ab...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Easy Pasta Dinner

    I should really call this "Assembly of the Week" as this dish is all about putting a few shortcut products together to make a meal. That's kind of my m.o., taking convenience or shortcut foods and turning them into a healthier dish or meal. Now th...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Jicama Orange Salad

    Jicama (pronounced hee-ka-ma) is one of my favorite 'munch on' vegetables and gives a nice gnoshing break from baby carrots during the long winter. If you're not familiar with jicama you may know it by its other names 'yambean' or 'Mexican potato'...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Spinach and Meat Cakes

    Here's one that mixes some spinach in, not that we're trying to hide it.Spinach and Meat Cakes Ingredients:* 1 pound 7% ground beef or ground turkey* 1 pound bag/box frozen chopped spinach - thawed and drained* ½ onion, finely chopped* 2 garlic cl...

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  • Newsbites: March 9

    Recall last week when Prince Charles bad mouthed McDonald's. As I'm sure you had predicted there's been some backlash against Chuck. But not from McDonald's so much as from the British media. Various British newspapers told the Prince to "Burger O...

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  • School Wellness Policies Are Here! Will They Work?

    It’s definitely back to school time! I touched on school lunches last week and the difficulties that can be encountered when attempting to improve them. But beyond the school lunch, did you all know that for the first time by law, all districts in...

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  • Fixing the School Lunch: How Hard Can It Be?

    School lunches are certainly the hot button issue sweeping the country these days. They’ve become quite the target of blame for the childhood obesity crisis. But are they responsible? Or are they just one piece of the puzzle (or pie since we are t...

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  • Give Activity Inspiring Gifts

    Holiday gift giving is the perfect time to introduce some activity promoting gifts that will get your kid moving. I came across some great activity related gift ideas on the Newswise today from a Purdue University childhood fitness expert, Carole ...

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Registered dietitian Andrea N. Giancoli is a nutrition advocate, consultant and educator.

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