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Ingredient Highlight: Lentils

August 30, 2023
Today’s blog will focus on one of the most nutritious plant-based protein and carbohydrate sources: lentils! One cup of cooked lentils is only 230 calories and provides 40 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of protein, and 16 grams of fiber.  Lentils may protect against certain types of cancers, heart disease and other health conditions.
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Try Container Gardening!

May 10, 2023
Why should you garden? Gardening is a great way to exercise, relieve stress and grow your own fresh produce. It is also a great form of exercise since you will be bending down to move plants and twisting around to reach for tools. Spending time in nature can also help improve your mental health. While it will take some time to get your garden started, it can eventually provide you and your family with fresh fruit and vegetables at a lower cost than the grocery store. 
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Breaking Down the Push-Up

March 29, 2023
Exercise is important for staying healthy and you can do it at home without going to a gym! One no-equipment exercise is the push-up, which helps you build strength in your chest, arms, and shoulders. You don't need special equipment - just a flat surface with enough space to move your body. You can use a yoga mat for comfort, but it's optional. When you do a push-up, focus on feeling your arm and chest muscles working.
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All About Tofu

March 6, 2023
Tofu is an important food in many East Asian and Southeast Asian cultures. It is a great vegetarian protein source and is created by pressing soymilk into a solid block. Tofu has a very mild flavor that soaks up seasonings and spices very well. While you can eat tofu right from the package, most people choose to press the tofu of extra water, season with their favorite flavors and cook it to get the tofu a little crispy.
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Write a Better Grocery List

February 14, 2023
Do you need extra wiggle in your budget? Creating and using a grocery list can help! The less time you spend in a store, the less you’re likely to spend. A grocery list can help you get in and out of the store with the food items you need. First, what do you want to cook this week? Plan out a few meals around your weekly schedule. Next, what is in your cupboards, refrigerator, or freezer? Add to or change your meal plan with these food items. Using what you already have on hand will decrease food waste and save you money too.
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10 Ideas to Be Active Indoors!

January 10, 2023
Bad weather doesn't have to stop you from getting in your exercise! The next time the weather has you stuck inside, remember these fun ideas to be active at home.  1. Walk around your home  To pass the time, talk on the phone with friends or family or listen to music or audiobooks.   2. Walk around an indoor public space  For example, you can walk the perimeter of a grocery store or inside a mall, or take the stairs instead of the elevator.  
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Holiday Leftover Guide: Side Dishes

December 12, 2022
If you’re planning a holiday meal or potluck, chances are you will have at least a few side dishes at the table. Once everyone has had a chance to dig in, you might have some leftover potatoes, breads, stuffing, and maybe even a few veggies. Using your side dishes as ingredients in other recipes can keep your post-holiday meals exciting. POTATOES Holiday meals are often full of potato options. Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams are great on their own or remixed into a new dish. Here are just a few ideas to liven up your leftover potatoes:
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Holiday Leftover Guide: Main Dishes

November 21, 2022
Repurposing your holiday leftovers is a great way to save you time and money during the busy holiday season. Plus, creating new dishes out of your favorite holiday foods reduces food waste and keeps you from eating the same thing day after day! Think Outside the Recipe Box Many holiday meals include whole birds or roasts, so you may have some meat left over. Luckily, meats are versatile in recipes. Turkey, ham, chicken, beef and pork roasts can all be used interchangeably in…
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Holiday Leftovers Guide: Food Safety

November 7, 2022
Another holiday has come and gone, and once again, you’re left with a mountain of leftovers. But this year, you’re going to do something different. Rather than eat the same leftovers for the next couple days, you’re going to transform them into quick, delicious meals that won’t bust your budget! In this three-part series, we’ll talk about how to safely store your leftovers and help you use every part of your holiday meal.
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