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Cajun Cuisine Offers Better Health Value for Kids

Cajun Cuisine Offers Better Health Value for Kids In an effort to temper down the spoonfuls of sodium and fat that describe most American school lunches, the National Food Service Management Institute is educating administrators and families about the way regional cooking, like Cajun cuisine, can improve the health of schoolchildren.Through web...

Cookie Cuties for Fall Harvest Fun

Cookie Cuties for Fall Harvest Fun If you’re looking for a fun treat for Halloween or any time this fall, you can’t go wrong with these “No Eek, No Squeak Cookie Cuties.”Full of nutrients and energy, California Raisins provide a delicious burst of flavor to these cookies. All-natural and dried-by-the-sun, California Rais...

Overfishing Leads to Troubled Waters for Many Species

Overfishing Leads to Troubled Waters for Many Species As many seafood lovers know, buying seafood isn’t as simple as it used to be.According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, many marine species are either endangered or threatened, and overfishing is an escalating problem. Between overfishing, oil spills, climate change and o...

A Holiday Recipe Made for Budgets, Families and Taste Buds

A Holiday Recipe Made for Budgets, Families and Taste Buds Let’s face it. When the holidays come around, budgets can get tight. So feeding an entire family a festive meal requires knowing how to stretch a dime. One key: inexpensive side dishes. This California Raisin Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe is a money-wise example. At less than a dollar ...

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Tips to Add a Little Bling to Your Holiday Dinner Table If you are hosting a holiday gathering, it’s easy to make it especially memorable with a table setting that is as festive and appealing as the food you serve on it. Sure, you’d rather enjoy the company of your family and friends than polish silver—and you can create a sparklin...

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It’s Summertime and the Grilling Is Easy Grilling season is upon us, and while traditional fare such as hotdogs, hamburgers and steak typically rule the day, there are also many other ways to liven up your grill.“While I love the summertime grill favorites as much as the next person, anything goes on the grill these days … from meatball...

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Detox Your Body With These Health-Related Spring Cleaning Tips Spring is in the air, and while it’s natural to think of overhauling your home or office, you might want to consider giving your body a tune-up as well by detoxing—a process that is rooted in many traditional health practices such as ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.Consult you...

4 Food Truths and Myths Go Head-to-Head

4 Food Truths and Myths Go Head-to-Head In our information-loaded world, it’s difficult to know what’s true and what isn’t—especially when it comes to food choices.In many case, people are basing their assumptions on either pure myth or the latest diet fad. A perfect example is: Gluten is bad for you. Listening to these ever-...

Hydrate Your Body, Balance Your pH at the Same Time

Hydrate Your Body, Balance Your pH at the Same Time Balance. It can be hard to achieve and even harder to hold onto. It affects our work, home, family, school and especially health.Simply put, everything in life falls on a scale of things that are acidic and things that are alkaline. The balance between the two is called the pH (potential of hydroge...

The Science of Water: What You Drink and Your Immune System

The Science of Water: What You Drink and Your Immune System Most people know that their bodies are made up of a great deal of water, but may be surprised to learn that number is about 70 percent—and yet studies show we don’t drink enough to replenish what we need.Other drinks to be sure, but water? Not even close.Emphasizing this point i...