Vary Your Protein Routine

Meat, chicken, turkey, and eggs are the protein foods most commonly eaten by Americans, according to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Fish, beans, soy products and nuts are also a great source of protein.  Check out these tips to vary your protein routine.  You can find more information at

Pickled Beets and Eggs

The deep red hue of pickled beets and eggs is beautiful.  For a colorful and tasty recipe, try Pickled Beets and Eggs.  Let us know what you think!  Email Becky at with your thoughts about the recipe.

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Be Food Safe

A critical part of healthy eating is keeping food safe to eat.  Here are some tips to help us reduce the risk of foodborne illness.  For more tips, check out

Zucchini Pumpkin Bread

Fall is right around the corner and this recipe is perfect for those cool days!  Give it a try and let us know what you think.  For more recipes, be sure to check out


Smart Shopping for Veggies and Fruit

Eating healthy, doesn’t have to be expensive.  It is possible to add fruits and vegetables to our diets without breaking the bank!  Check out these 10 tips to shop smart for veggies and fruits.  For more tips, check out

Purple Power Salad

The Purple Power Salad adds color and flavor to your plate.  Try this salad today, you won’t be disappointed!  For more recipes check out

Liven Up Your Meals With Vegetables And Fruits

Are you looking for ideas to liven up your meals?  Including vegetables and fruit in your dishes not only increases fiber and key nutrients, but also adds color, flavor, and texture.  Check out these 10 tips to liven up your meal time! For more information and helpful tips, check out

Southwest Shredded Chicken

Did you know that using a crock-pot to cook dinner, won’t heat up your house during these summer months?  Check out this yummy Southwest Shredded Chicken recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser and won’t heat up your entire house!

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Enjoying Local Foods

With summer in full swing, enjoying local foods as part of a healthy eating style doesn’t have to be hard.  Here are some tips to help us choose foods that are grown locally in a garden or farm near you!  For more tips, check out

A Tasty Twist on a Traditional Salsa

For a fun tasty twist on traditional salsa, try this refreshing fruit salsa served with cinnamon sugar chips. Too hot to bake?  Try serving it with low-fat cinnamon graham crackers instead!  For more recipes check out Celebrate Your Plate.