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What’s All This Talk About Meatless Monday?
What’s All This Talk About Meatless Monday?
By Carolyn Brown MS, RD
October 29, 2012

What if instead of having a “case of the Mondays,” you could start your week off with good karma AND more money in your pocket, all while doing something healthy for yourself? Come on, after the weekend you probably need it. The antidote: Meatless Mondays. Go vegetarian and be fully plant-powered for one day a week. It’s totally doable and the benefits are major.

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Tags: Meatless, Mondays, Beans, Tofu, Affordable, Healthy
Simply Spooktacular! Healthy Halloween Recipes
Simply Spooktacular! Healthy Halloween Recipes
October 25, 2012

It’s Halloween, a time of festive costumes, fun decorations and an explosion of fall-flavored treats! With all the celebrating, it’s scary how easily unhealthy snacks can sneak into your diet. Halloween doesn’t need to be filled with bags of candy corn, chocolate bars and sugary treats. There are plenty of seasonal fall goodies filled with nutritional goodness to keep you from going overboard on the sweets.

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Tags: Simple, Healthy, Easy, Halloween, Tips
This Apple, That Apple. Know Which Apple Variety to Use
This Apple, That Apple. Know Which Apple Variety to Use
October 16, 2012

If you have visited your local supermarket or farmer’s market lately, you would know that we are in the middle of apple season. Apples are harvested in autumn, a perfect time to enjoy warm home-cooked meals and delicious baked goods. Although most people have their favorite, go-to apple when it comes to snacking, certain apples are better for cooking and baking. Based on tartness, color and texture, here is a simple list to help you when choosing among the dozens of apple varieties.

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Tags: Seasonal, Apples, Cooking, Baking, Snacks
The 101 on Free From 101: Why it is Important?
The 101 on Free From 101: Why it is Important?
By Carolyn Brown MS, RD
October 10, 2012

Simple Truth’s “Free from 101” line is like having a nutritionist go to the market with you. Products marked with “Free From 101” are literally free from 101 ingredients you (and I) don’t want in our food. So no more Googling as you grocery shop - you won’t find freaky food dyes or abbreviations of preservatives in your Simple Truth cereal or snacks. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

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Tags: Free From 101, Healthy, Nutrition
Simple 101 on Mushrooms: How to Choose, Store and Enjoy
Simple 101 on Mushrooms: How to Choose, Store and Enjoy
October 7, 2012

Looking to add flavor to your routine dishes? Cooking with mushrooms is an easy way to add extra zest to your favorite meals. Although available year round, mushrooms make a grand appearance as we head into the cooler months and crave warm, flavor-packed meals. These edible fungi are loaded with powerful antioxidants and come in varieties that range in texture, taste and size. Here are some simple tips to help you choose, store and cook the mighty mushroom.

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Tags: Simple, Healthy, Easy, Tips, Recipes
Kitchen Shortcut: Dinner Prep Pointers
Kitchen Shortcut: Dinner Prep Pointers
October 3, 2012

In such a busy world, we often don’t devote enough time to the food we eat. Simply eating at home and giving food the attention that it deserves can help you reach your healthy goals.

We have put together five simple steps that will help you cook from scratch more frequently. This is a great change that can soon become habit if you take the time to incorporate these tips into your everyday life.

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Tags: Shortcuts, Easy, Simple, Dinner
Grow Your Favorite Kitchen Herbs
Grow Your Favorite Kitchen Herbs
October 5, 2012

We would all love to gather our own produce for dinner, but gardening can be a lot to take on. Before you plow up the yard, a good first step is to grow your own herbs. Herbs are not as demanding as other vegetables and typically don’t require daily attention. In fact, most herbs prefer dry soil, great news if you tend to forget about watering.

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Tags: Organic, Garden, Fresh, Easy