Nutrition News

How to Roast Vegetables

Just about any vegetables can be roasted in the oven. Roasting creates a wonderful flavor for the veggies as it caramelizes the natural sugars and combines with the oil and …

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Growing Vegetables in Small Places

Gardening is a great spring activity that gets you outdoors and increases your access to heathly foods.  Many people find gardening to be relaxing, rewarding, and a great creative outlet.  …

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The Truth About Kombucha

The Truth About Kombucha

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What exactly is a cancer-fighting diet?

What exactly is a cancer-fighting diet?

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Small but Mighty

Blueberries The blueberry is one of the few fruits native to North America. Native Americans used the berries and parts of the plant for medicine. Today, blueberries have a “rockstar” …

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Time to Talk About Alcohol

By Deirde McGinley-Gieser I am in that phase of life where my age puts me at higher risk for breast cancer, and as the mother of two teenage daughters I …

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Cranberries

If you are looking for a fun “Foodie” trip from Cedar Rapids; consider driving 4 hours north to Warren WI to see the harvesting of cranberries. They even have a …

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“Three Sisters” Squash, Corn, & Black Bean Salad

“Three Sisters” Squash, Corn, & Black Bean Salad

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Football Parties? Try These Healthy Snack Recipes

Whether you tailgate at the football stadium or watch the game from home; you can still enjoy healthier versions of these favorite fall appetizers. Don’t forget the fresh fruit and …

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Spotting the signs of dehydration- easy first steps

Water makes up two thirds of our body. It is vital we drink enough fluid to maintain a healthy balance. Many people get dehydrated by not drinking enough fluid or …

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