Fruits and Vegetables

Meal Planning on a Budget

April 16, 2019
Help keep your grocery shopping and cooking organized by planning ahead for your family meals. Eating tasty food, both nutritious and healthy, doesn’t require a hefty budget! Planning your meals ahead can potentially help to save you time and money.

Take a Trip to the Farmers Market

April 09, 2019
Now that the weather is getting warmer,enjoy the outdoors by taking a trip to the farmers market! The farmers market is a great place to sample and buy fresh produce that is locally grown. There is so much to see, smell, and taste that it will be quite the experience for you and your entire family! Check out our blog for more information on the benefits of shopping at the farmers market!

Eat your Greens for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2019
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! It’s a festive day to wear green, have fun with friends and family, watch the community parade, and test your luck of the Irish! What are you doing to celebrate Shamrock Day? Make this day memorable by adding more greens to your plate!

Making Healthy Choices While Dining Out

March 11, 2019
March is National Nutrition Month! This month is focused on making nutritious food choices and developing lifestyle habits that will keep you feeling happy and healthy! But how can you make sound choices while dining out at a restaurant? Read our blog to learn some tips on what you can do to enjoy a restaurant meal, while still maintaining a healthy diet.

Eat the Rainbow: Choose a Colorful Variety of Fruits to Improve Heart Health

February 26, 2019
February is American Heart Month. The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For the month of February, we will be highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart healthy diet. When you add fresh, frozen, or canned fruits packed in water or 100% fruit juice to your daily meals, you can add lots of sweet flavor with a bonus of fiber and potassium, which can keep your taste buds and heart happy.

Celebrate February with Heart-Healthy Foods

February 22, 2019
Happy American Heart Month! Keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol levels normal can help lower your chances of developing heart disease! One way to keep these risk factors at bay is to eat a heart-healthy diet! To keep your heart healthy this February and every month, try incorporating some of these foods into your daily meals.

Lettuce Celebrate Heart Health Month by Eating a Variety of Vegetables

February 21, 2019
Did you know that February is American Heart Month? The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For the month of February, we will be highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart-healthy diet. Adding a colorful variety of vegetables to your diet will ensure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals that your heart and body need.

How to Incorporate Dietary Fiber into your Breakfast

January 26, 2019
January is Fiber Focus Month! Fiber plays an important role in our bodies and has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like intestinal and heart disease, as well as some cancers. But how can we incorporate dietary fiber into our everyday diets? One possibility is whipping up a quick and easy morning meal.

Focus on Fiber Packed Meals and Snacks Throughout the Day

January 16, 2019
January is Fiber Focus Month! Fiber plays an important role in our bodies and has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like intestinal and heart disease, as well as some cancers. But how can we easily include dietary fiber into our everyday diet?

Bloom into the New Year with a Family Garden

January 15, 2019
It’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about starting a family garden.