Quick and Creamy Veggie Dip

With many of us heading into spring break – which often includes visitors, entertaining and heading out of doors – I wanted to focus on a dip that throws together in seconds, and makes even picky veggie eaters delighted.  For … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Veggies at Breakfast

There is something so….healthy about starting your day off with vegetables. It just feels so good. Don’t roll your eyes, I swear it’s true! Ideally, we would eat vegetables at every meal, not just lunch and dinner. I know that … Continue reading

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Build it Better: Smoothies

Now that I live in a sunny, warm climate year-round, I’ve found myself turning to smoothies on a more regular basis than I did when we lived in Minneapolis. Smoothies in the winter just never worked for me. But spring … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Chili

I’ve never had Cincinnati Chili before and it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve even been tempted to try. But when Bon Appétit featured a story about different regional chili recipes, it wasn’t the Squash and Black Bean California-inspired Chili … Continue reading

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Vanilla Rice Pudding and Strawberry Parfaits

(A Refined-Sugar-Free Treat for Valentine’s Day) Oh, love!  Oh, Valentine’s Day!  Oh, Treats and Sweets!  I welcome any opportunity to celebrate, and getting to celebrate the ones I love?  Woo-hoo! Even, I, though, get that if you’re going to go … Continue reading

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Quick 1-Minute Snack Ideas

There are times when you need a snack. Immediately. Or is that just me? There are often a few options – plain carrots (sometimes boring) or processed vending machine snacks (sometimes not very healthy, rarely filling). And then there are … Continue reading

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Have a Slow Food Thanksgiving

Planning for Thanksgiving-a favorite holiday of foodies across the nation-can be, well, downright frustrating for the meal planners.  One guest is watching their cholesterol intake, another their glycemic load, one kid hates veggies, and one is a vegetarian.  I recognize … Continue reading

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The Foodie Crew

The Foodie Crew…What Healthy School Snacks Can YOU Recommend? 1-2-3 GO!  All 21 kindergarten students popped their pomegranate seed into their mouths.   “MMMM” and “EWWW” rang out simultaneously as they experienced the sour pop of the seed on their waiting … Continue reading

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Where and how is YOUR food grown?

March is National Nutrition Month so Get Active Today partnered with Pinehold Gardens farmer, David Kozlowski, to learn how and where your food is grown.

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Mom, where do peas come from?

I am not what most people think of when they think of a farmer.  I was not born into a farming family but instead left my office job in my 40s to join the “local food movement.”  I have put … Continue reading

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