Image: Carbohydrates complex carbs.

A quick google search of carbohydrates or “carbs” and you are likely confused about whether or not you should be consuming them. Several popular diets claim that carbohydrates are bad for your health and are associated with weight gain. However science and evidence-based research show us that carbohydrates are needed…

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Photo: Money on dinner plate.

I often hear how eating healthy is too expensive, but with a little planning and strategy you can get the most for your food budget!   Have a Plan! Before going to the grocery store, plan your meals for the week. I like to look at the grocery store…

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Photo: Whole wheat kernels with spoon.

Are you wanting to introduce more whole grains into your family’s meals and snacks but are worried that your child(ren) won’t eat whole grains? Childhood is an important time to establish healthy eating patterns. Encouraging children to adopt healthy eating habits from a young age can have a positive…

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Photo: Happy family cooking pizza together in the kitchen.

During the week it can be a juggling act to prepare a balanced meal for your family between jobs, daycare pick-ups, and afterschool activities. It can be tempting to go through a drive-thru on your way home from work or when running your kids around to their various activities. From…

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Photo: Vegetable beef soup.

From a mom of two kids who juggles working outside the home and getting kids picked up from daycare and school, here are some of our favorite weeknight meals: Rock and Roll Beef Wraps served with roasted sweet potato bites, apple slices and a glass of…

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Photo: Bulgur.

  Bulgur is white or red, hard or soft, whole wheat kernels that have been soaked, boiled, and dried. Then, 5 percent of the bran is removed and the remaining kernel is cracked into small pieces. The result is parcooked, cracked wheat. Bulgur differs from cracked wheat in that it is pre-cooked.

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Betty Kandt sprinkles sugar on an apple pie for Pi Day

Geeks, farmers and bakers unite! March 14 is National Pi Day. What better way to celebrate mathematics favorite number during Bake and Take Month then by sharing a home-baked pie with family, friends and neighbors? Pi Day To explain, pi or π is the Greek letter…

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George Washington loved his farm at Mount Vernon. Image from mountvernon.org.

George Washington loved his farm at Mount Vernon. Image from mountvernon.org. George Washington was not just America’s first president; he was also one of the nation’s first large scale wheat farmers. In all, Washington’s estate included five farms encompassing more than 3,000 acres of cultivated ground.

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Photo: Portable snacks on the go.

“I’m hungry!” “What can I eat?” If you are a parent you have undoubtedly heard these phrases on a frequent if not daily basis. As a mom of two kiddos and a Registered Dietitian, it’s important to me to have snacks on hand that aren’t just empty calories but rather…

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Blueberry Banana Breakfast Bars.

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know that children who eat breakfast have been shown to do better academically as well as behave better at school? Children who eat breakfast show improved cognitive function, attention and memory! Mornings in any…

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