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Making Local Foods Affordable

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By July 30, 2015 No Comments


This week's post and recipe comes to you from the fabulous dietitians over on the NourishRDs blog. Check out Lisa and McKenzie's blog for more fantastic recipes, non-diet advice, and stories. 


How can we make it more affordable to buy locally- and sustainably-raised poultry, meat, eggs and dairy for those who value eating local?  We can do it if we are creative about how we think about building a meal, making grains and vegetables the center of the plate, instead of the meat.  And not only is that good for the pocketbook, it’s good for our bodies! read more


Hangry? Grab a high protein snack to carry you to the next meal!

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By June 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

This post was written by our fantastic dietetic intern Addison Ford.


If you are not familiar with the term “hangry,” I am sure you have either experienced it yourself OR been on the receiving end of a hangry individual. Hangry = hungry + angry. Basically it’s those people who wait too long in between meals or choose the wrong type of snack so their blood sugar gets out of whack and they can become hangry… So don’t poke the bear unless you have a high protein snack in hand! read more


Butternut Squash Soup With Toasted Cashews

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By January 20, 2015 No Comments

On the ShopWell blog we are going to be starting a new series of posts that are dedicated to recipes created and taste tested by other food bloggers. The goal is to feature recipes that are easy to make, packed with flavor, full of seasonal ingredients, and have a healthy twist. Enjoy! 


This week's recipe comes from Cynthia over on the What A Girl Eats blog. Cynthia has a great collection of healthy recipes (and indulgent ones) over on her blog that are definitely worth exploring.  read more


Kids Eat Right Month: Lunch Ideas to Keep the Brain & Body Fueled

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By August 21, 2014 No Comments

August is Kids Eat Right Month and it is also Back To School, also known as BTS, month. In the midst of the morning rush and getting everyone out the door in time for work and school, the packed lunch can be an afterthought. It is important to provide kids with balanced lunches to refuel their brains partway through the school day and keep them energized to prevent the afternoon energy slump. You can keep in mind the My Plate image when planning out a balanced lunch so that all food groups are included. Below are some lunch ideas based on different age groups to focus on key nutrients the USDA identified that kids need more of in their daily diet.  Images read more


Beat the Summer Heat: Ideas for Staying Hydrated this Summer

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By July 11, 2014 No Comments


During the hot days of summer you may be sweating without even trying. These are usually the times when people grab cold beverages, which is great. Your body is about 60% water and during summer months you will lose more water through sweating and moisture in your breath than usual. You can lose half a liter of water per hour just through sweating; exercising can double or triple that rate. Symptoms of dehydration include: feeling tired or sleepy, fatigue, headache, constipation, lightheadedness, increased thirst, as well as dry mouth and skin. read more


What to grill when meat prices are at an all-time high?

Around the Table, Foodamentals, Keeping It Fresh By June 23, 2014 No Comments

The rising prices for protein choices including beef and pork are putting a cramp on summer menu plans. Over the past year the increase in price by as much as 16% for some cuts of meat across the United States may have you thinking twice about your purchases at the grocery store. The increase in retail price is reportedly due in large part to the drought effecting the Southwest, particularly Texas and California, as well as the porcine virus impacting pork production.

Don't throw in the towel yet on your grilling plans for summer. Here are great healthy alternatives to grill that won't break the bank: read more


Eating Healthy on a Budget

Around the Table By June 10, 2014 No Comments

It is all over the news these days, the price of food across the grocery store aisles are on the rise. Beef, pork, poultry, eggs, and milk have all seen price increases over the past several months. The change in food prices is attributed in part to the drought affecting the western states and other agricultural events. While the change in prices can be shocking, don’t let the food prices prevent you from making healthy choices while shopping at the grocery store. The usual strategy to making healthy food choices at the grocery store is to shop the perimeter of the store. However nutrient dense foods are found throughout the grocery store and being informed and armed with a plan will help you make healthy choices. read more