Check your list twice!

As we approach the holiday season, you might be concerned about how to feed holiday guests and add festive foods to your budget without going overboard.  Before you make your grocery list, check twice to make sure you can pay the bill. Fortunately, many grocers offer festive foods at lower prices during this time of … Read More


Healthy eating on a budget!

Eating healthy on a budget can be really hard, especially if you’re paying for rent, gas, and other necessities. However, it can be done. The first step to successfully budgeting a healthy meal is to just create a game plan for your groceries. Research and look up tips for healthy, low-cost meals and master the … Read More


Heart healthy tips to keep your

Thinking about what to do on Valentine’s Day for those who hold a special place in your heart? Take a look at the suggestions found on the American Heart Association’s Website: heart.org . The site contains 14 practical and health conscious ideas that have more value and show a deeper love than a box of chocolates … Read More


Go Meatless for Good Health

Going meatless at least once a week can help improve your health. Red and processed meats, which is high in saturated fat, may increase your risk of developing chronic diseases. Try replacing meat with high fiber alternatives such as beans and lentils (among other foods). Visit eatright.org for more information. Going meatless one day a week gives you a chance to … Read More


Happy Bean Day!

Today is National Bean Day. Beans (or legumes) are packed with vitamins, minerals, are an excellent source of protein, and low in fat. Additionally, beans are high in fiber. Research has shown that beans may lower blood sugar which helps in the management of type 2 diabetes. It also can lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides. … Read More


Pumpkin Season

Fall is one of our favorite seasons. The air is cooler, the days feel shorter, and there’s pumpkin everywhere! Pumpkins are loaded with Vitamin A, fiber, and low in calories. Whether fresh or canned pumpkin puree, it’s versatility makes it a great addition to any recipe. Below is one of our favorite recipes from our … Read More



Festive Fish Taco

Makes 4 servings (Serving Size: 2 tacos) This recipe is a 3-step recipe. First, make the salsa. Second, make the coleslaw. And third, cook the fish and assemble the tacos. The salsa and slaw can be made the day before to allow flavors to blend. SALSA – Ingredients: 1 mango, finely chopped ¼ cup green … Read More


Make Your Own Salsa

‘Tis the season for fresh fruits and vegetables and what better way to turn the bounty of the season into a healthy snack or compliment to a meal than salsa! Salsa can be made from a variety of fruits and vegetables and is a great way to add flavor to any dish or meal. Check … Read More


National Osteoporosis Month

May is National Osteoporosis month. Osteoporosis is a weakening of the bones. Risk factors include smoking, age, being a female, early menopause, and not getting enough calcium or Vitamin D. To make sure that you are getting enough of these nutrients, consume a well-balanced diet with whole grains, fruits and vegetables, protein and dairy products … Read More


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