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You’re Grilling What…?
You’re Grilling What…?
May 25, 2013

When you think of grilling you probably imagine hamburgers, hot dogs, maybe some steaks or mixed veggies. And while all of those things are delicious and perfect for grilling season, we want to explore some of the lesser-known grilling options, and we hope you will too.

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Tags: Grill, Fruits, Salad, Pizza, Dessert, Dish
The Magic of the Marinade
The Magic of the Marinade
May 22, 2013

Nothing puts the finishing touches on a great cut of meat like a tasty marinade. It infuses your dish with a dash of new flavor and it often results in a more tender piece of meat. But what marinades go best with what kinds of meat? Here’s a helpful guide to some of our favorites.

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Tags: Tips, Meat, Marinade, Simple, Beef, Chicken, Fish
Your Food as a Natural Remedy
Your Food as a Natural Remedy
By Molly McBride, RD, LD
May 14, 2013

So, we need food to pick us up from a mid-afternoon slump, fix that late-night hunger pang and cure a sweet tooth. What if, instead, we were to look at each sip and bite we take as actually doing the work for us in our quest for optimal health? I like that idea! Letting your food be your remedy is just what the doctor (or dietitian) ordered. Did you know that our gut plays a leading role in our immune system? Let’s explore what it means to allow everything we eat to be the ultimate remedy!

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Tags: Simple, Tips, Natural, Food, Eating, Better
Seasonal Eating: Fresh is Best
Seasonal Eating: Fresh is Best
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)
May 6, 2013

Have you ever bit into a juicy, vine-ripened tomato? What a difference between that and the greenhouse variety! My husband plants a few varieties of tomatoes every year at our home; I especially love the grape tomatoes. In fact, I would eat the two or three newly ripened ones each day and my husband wondered if that plant had produced any at all! It had, of course -- but the grape tomatoes just didn’t make it to the kitchen. Oh, what rich flavor and texture. You can’t get any fresher than vine-to-mouth. If you’ve had a garden and the wonderful experience of freshly picked produce, I think you’ll agree with me that “fresh is best.”

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Tags: Fresh, Seasonal, Nutrition, Recipes, Tips, Eating, Better
4 Must Try Quesadilla Fillings
Fill Up on Quesadilla Fillings
May 2, 2013

It’s crispy on the outside and melt-y and gooey on the inside. A classic quesadilla can make for a perfect snack or simple meal. It’s a palate pleaser for kids and adults alike. Whether you’re planning a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo or looking for a quick meal option, quesadillas are always a winning choice.

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Tags: Tips, Recipe, Quick, Easy, Simple, Quesadillas