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Sweet Treat: Strawberry Club Sandwiches

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While dessert is not a meal component frequently associated with being healthy, dessert can be part of a healthy eating style. When desserts incorporate foods like fruit that isn’t eaten as part of the main meal, desserts help your family reach dietary recommendations without a heavy dose of sweet. Enjoy…

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Recipe: Peaches with Kale Salad

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August is national peach month, and even though peach season is waning, it’s not too late to make this summery salad. A medium-sized peach has a mere 38 calories, measurable amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamins C and K, plus a plethora of disease-fighting phytochemicals. This…

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Recipe: Panzanella “Italian Summer in a Bowl”

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This summer my vines are bursting with tomatoes and the basil is a deep green. With the hot summer night heat, it is the perfect time for panzanella. This Italian bread salad is the quintessential summer lunch or dinner side dish. It's an easy mixture of ripe tomatoes, red…

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Grilled Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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As parents we are always teaching our children and I enjoy when the tables are turned and they teach me something. At work I have the good fortune to mentor nutrition students and the learning flows both ways. Morgan, an incoming senior, is home from college for the summer and…

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Recipe: Homemade Banana Split Ice Cream

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What a better time to share a sweet dessert recipe than for Independence Day? This quintessential American holiday began 236 years ago. And while our food supply has changed a lot since then, ice cream was available in early America. How do we know? Our founding father Thomas Jefferson

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