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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Four Salads We'd Rather Eat

While the New York Times seems to think grape salad evokes Minnesota at Thanksgiving, we — and many other folks — beg to differ. Here are four salads that speak more directly to our heritage, our wallets, and our taste buds:
  1. Apple Spinach Salad (321 K PDF) — Use the sweet and tart, made-in-Minnesota Zestar!® apple with a hint of brown sugar flavoring for this zingy salad.
  2. Apple Waldorf Salad (318 K PDF) — A classic. Use Honeycrisp or SweeTango® apples.
  3. Broccoli Mandarin Orange-Salad (295 K PDF) — 'Tis the season for citrus fruits, and you can get a can of mandarin oranges even cheaper!
  4. Sunshine Salad (302 K PDF) — Let's be honest, we need all the sunshine we can get this time of year.
What's your favorite fall salad?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Eating Veggies All Year Round

Stored sunshine

Fall is here, but we can still eat lots of vegetables!
The fall season means the fresh, local produce that greeted us at farmers markets and in grocery stores is a distant memory. It's still important to add vegetables to your dinner meals whenever possible. Take a look in your cupboard to add vitamins, fiber, and added flavor to your favorite dinners.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Staying Active in the Fall

This blog post was written by Lisa Knapek, dietetic intern — University of Minnesota – The Emily Program.
When I was a kid, I loved to play outside in the fall. It wasn't so hot and the landscape was beautiful with the changing colors. However, it was sometimes hard to stay active because of a busy school schedule, cooler temperatures, and shorter days.

It's worth it to stay active: adequate amounts of activity keep you energized throughout the day, help you sleep better at night, and lift your mood. Here are seven tips that will help you keep you and your child active:
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