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Frozen in Time

POSTED: August 23, 2022
One of the best pleasures of summer?   Fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables!   If you eat in-season (which we highly recommend!), then you most likely love this incredible summer ...
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Feeling Peachy?!

POSTED: August 2, 2022
We are kicking off the month of August highlighting one of the most popular fruits grown in the United States, especially during the summer... PEACHES! And August just happens to be National ...
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It’s Blueberry Season!

POSTED: July 5, 2022
How is your "fruits and vegetables of the week" challenge going?   Did you remember?! In our coaching tip a couple of weeks ago, we encouraged you to enjoy a variety of colorful fruits and ...
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Eat Your Sunscreen?!

POSTED: June 28, 2022
Are you embracing the blistering hot summer weather that arrived with a bang in many parts of the country the past couple of weeks?   Or are you already over it and looking forward to fall? ...
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Does Variety Matter?

POSTED: June 21, 2022
Do you know someone who eats the same foods over and over, each and every day? Some people may find comfort in this routine.  Others would find themselves in the uncomfortable and frustrating ...
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It’s Rhubarb Season!

POSTED: May 10, 2022
What do you think of when you hear "rhubarb?"   A lot of people say, “I remember my grandma cooking with it” or “Rhubarb pie, of course!” or "I have no idea what to do with that!" Over the ...
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Lower Your Cholesterol with These 3 Foods!

POSTED: March 15, 2022
Why is it so important to keep our cholesterol in check?   Heart disease is the number one leading killer for both men and women! Because of this, it’s very important to keep our cholesterol ...
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Does Color Matter?

POSTED: March 8, 2022
We have all heard the advice:   "Eat the Rainbow"   Of course, we are NOT talking about the rainbow found in a bag of Skittles or a box of "magically delicious" Lucky Charms!  And, ...
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‘Tis the Season for Pomegranates!

POSTED: November 16, 2021
Welcome to pomegranate season! If you haven’t seen them already, these ruby-red seasonal fruits should start showing up at your local stores.  There was a time when we really weren’t familiar ...
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An Apple A Day…

POSTED: October 26, 2021
Do you ever stop and notice there are things you take for granted? Maybe something is so abundant, or it is just part of your routine, that you really don't give it much thought. That is, until ...
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Fiberlicious!

POSTED: October 5, 2021
What if you could...   reduce your risk of colon and rectal cancer by 56% lower your risk of heart disease by 40% help fight obesity, type 2 diabetes and constipation plus more!   ...
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At The Core of It…

POSTED: May 18, 2021
Have you started craving pineapple yet? There is something about pineapples and warmer weather that just seem to go together.  With the unofficial start to summer only a couple of weeks away, ...
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Yes, 10 servings per day is possible!

POSTED: February 9, 2021
What would you say if we told you we are each supposed to be eating 10 servings of fruits and vegetables...daily!?   Would you respond by saying, Krista and Zonya, "No way, you all have lost ...
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Are You Ready for Blood Orange Season?

POSTED: December 22, 2020
Have you noticed blood oranges showing up at your local stores? If so, do you savor these while they are available, or do you tend to walk past them, opting for the more recognizable navel, ...
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Grilling Fruits and Desserts!

POSTED: July 7, 2020
Is your summer grilling in full swing?   Did you "get your grill on" as part of your July 4th celebrations?   Hopefully, you were able to enjoy not just grilled meats, but also take ...
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It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts!

POSTED: June 16, 2020
Which would you prefer? A perfectly round flawless tomato? Or, for 30% less money, a tomato with some funky lumps and bumps? Many people tend to avoid the “ugly” produce, even though they are ...
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Summer on a Stick!

POSTED: June 9, 2020
Summertime bliss… an ice-cold glass of lemonade, fireworks on the 4th of July, relaxing in the pool listening to your favorite summertime music, watermelon seed spitting contests and devouring a ...
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November Superfood of the Month: Cranberries

POSTED: October 30, 2018
As November rolls around, we can't help but start thinking about the holidays. And, there is a fruit that seems to go hand-in-hand with the holidays (believe it or not, 20% of annual consumption ...
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The Real Reason You Should Eat Avocado Toast

POSTED: October 16, 2018
It's ridiculously simple. It requires no recipe. It can be one of life’s simplest pleasures. And, it's ideal for breakfast, lunch, a mid-afternoon snack or any time of the day. If you haven't ...
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October Superfood of the Month: Figs

POSTED: October 2, 2018
What comes to mind when you think of figs? The classic Fig Newton cookie?  Or, one of the many Bible stories that talk about fig trees?  What about a favorite recipe using fresh or dried figs? ...
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September Superfood of the Month: Pears

POSTED: August 28, 2018
Do you know what fruit has over 3,000 varieties, helps reduce your cancer risk, and is considered "hypoallergenic?" It's the pear! With fall, and hopefully some fall-like temperatures, just ...
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July Superfood of the Month: Tomatoes

POSTED: June 26, 2018
We all know that “explode in your mouth” sweetness that comes from a perfectly ripe, fresh-picked tomato.  In many parts of the country, freshy-harvested tomatoes are becoming abundantly ...
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June Superfood of the Month: Avocados

POSTED: May 29, 2018
What fruit has more potassium than a banana and is sometimes called an "alligator pear?"   Believe it or not, it's the avocado!   And, yes, you read right...it is a fruit...actually, ...
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April Superfood of the Month: Dates

POSTED: March 27, 2018
They are wrinkly, brown and their chewy texture is sweet and satisfying. And, they are not raisins! We are talking about dates... and, for good reason,     they are our Superfood of the ...
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March Superfood of the Month: Kiwi

POSTED: February 27, 2018
If we asked you which fruit has the highest level of Vitamin C, what would you guess?   Oranges, right? Believe it or not, there are several fruits (and vegetables) with more Vitamin C than ...
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It’s Melon Time!

POSTED: August 8, 2017
If you are hitting the farmers’ market this month, it will be obvious that melon season has arrived!  There are many ways to enjoy local, in-season melons, but do you ever wonder... what to look ...
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Your Guide For Selecting the Best Produce

POSTED: June 13, 2017
We all want to enjoy high-quality produce to get the benefit of the best possible flavor and nutrition.  But how? The first tip in picking the best produce?   Buy in-season at your local ...
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Are You Throwing Away Flavor?

POSTED: April 11, 2017
Have you ever noticed how many Eat REAL America recipes call for citrus zest – either lemon, lime or orange zest? Do you sometimes ask yourself “is that ingredient really necessary?” or do you ...
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Kick the Can to the Curb

POSTED: November 15, 2016
Is there a red, wobbly dish that sticks out like a sore thumb on your Thanksgiving day table? Is it there, amongst all the other dishes that have been prepared with patience and love, jiggling ...
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March Superfood of the Month: Mango

POSTED: March 1, 2016
How often do you enjoy the delightful taste and nutrition of a ripe, sweet mango?  Does it typically take a backseat to other more familiar fruits?  Do you choose frozen mango because you aren’t ...
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