| May 25, 2011
Spending the day at the beach with your friends is a well-intentioned summer activity. But exposing your skin to too much sun has dangerous repercussions (wrinkles, sun spots, skin cancer, you get the idea!). No matter how careful we tend to be, though,...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 7:40 AM
Looking to add greens to your meal plan this summer? Well choose green beans! While green beans, are available year round, they are perfect for picking and at their peak from April to August, thus making them the least expensive and freshest during this...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:39 PM
The list of reasons to eat veggies is a long one:
Vegetables play an important role in weight management.
They are naturally low in calories and cholesterol, are fat-free and packed with health-enhancing phytonutrients.
- Veggies help protect...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 8:27 AM
Juicy and flavorful, mangos have long been a popular fruit! Mangos are often described as a blissful, exotic mix between pineapple and peach. And while mangos are available from April till September, they are at their prime and most flavorful, not to...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - When I was young, sun tanning was a popular pastime among my peers during the warm summer months. My friends had a golden glow.
However, I couldn't stand the heat, and I thought lying in the sun was boring. I stayed in the cool shade and...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:01 AM
The produce department is a rainbow of colors during the summer months, due to all the fresh fruits and veggies. Adding to this bounty are bell peppers!While bell peppers are available year round, they are fresh and in season from July through November....
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:32 AM
For most the warm temperatures of summer are quickly slipping away. Long sunlit days become shorter and the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables will soon diminish. Take advantage of the last few days of summer and start meal planning with the ripe,...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 5:21 AM
When spuds were all greasers, they deserved to get kicked out of school.
Deep-fat french fries and oily tater tots got the heave-ho from most cafeterias, as schools in Maryland and across the country tried to improve child nutrition.
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Sweet potato hash. Sweet potato fries. And sweet potato pies. No matter how you choose to slice, dice or devour this succulent vegetable, sweet potatoes are a healthy and versatile food to incorporate into your meal plan. Sweet potatoes that aren’t...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:10 AM
Homemade mashed potatoes are a holiday favorite, but it’s no secret that they can be loaded with saturated fat, carbs, and more calories than a generous slice of pecan pie!
Cauliflower Mashed ‘Potatoes”
| Oct 19, 2011
| 7:24 AM
The orange pumpkin. The jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Cucurbita pepo. Or, the Connecticut Field pumpkin.
That's right. The same fruits (that's right, pumpkins are fruit) found in so many of Connecticut's fields (from Easton to Guilford to Glastonbury) are...