The Other Pumpkin Product You’re Probably Not Eating

The Other Pumpkin Product You’re Probably Not Eating

It’s fall and pumpkin season is in full swing. Orange is the new green, and you can’t turn around without stumbling over a pumpkin flavored food or beverage. Don’t get us wrong, we love pumpkin in our recipes. Today, however, … Continue reading

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About the Pumpkin in Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels

About the Pumpkin in Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels

It’s pumpkin season, and it seems the North American native veggie has found its way into every possible aisle in the supermarket. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Pumpkins are a nutrition powerhouse. A cup of cooked pumpkin is a … Continue reading

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Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Wondering what to do with your Jack o’ Lantern now that Halloween festivities are behind us? Try a time tested family favorite – Orange veggie soup or as kids like to call it – Jack-O-Lantern Soup. It’s easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Vitamin A [and Polar Bears]

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Vitamin A [and Polar Bears]

This week we are excited to try out a new way of presenting helpful nutrition information with a tool called Prezi! Prezi takes boring slideshows to a whole new level and you will see the cool ways we used it … Continue reading

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Cool Whip. Not Cool

Cool Whip. Not Cool

UPDATE: Please scroll to the bottom to see a cool video explaining what each of the nutrients is. (thanks Michelle!) October’s nippy mornings and the orange tones of autumn are a perfect vehicle for spending a few bucks on a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – A Locavore Tradition for Over 300 Years

Thanksgiving – A Locavore Tradition for Over 300 Years

As we sit down to enjoy the quintessential American holiday dinner, let’s stop for a minute and contemplate what we are actually celebrating. What started off as a harvest festival in colonial times, became an annual tradition during the civil … Continue reading

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Campbell’s “Healthifys” Kids Soups

Campbell’s “Healthifys” Kids Soups

Last week, Campbell Soup Company reintroduced 12 of its popular canned soups for children, reformulated to be considered healthy by FDA standards: …12 Campbell’s® Kids soups, reformulated to contain 480 milligrams of sodium per serving. Now popular favorites [...] meet … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Plus Five

Superfood Sunday – Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Plus Five

The holidays are upon us, and with them, family time, festive meals, and an unfortunate side effect of weight gain. Better Homes and Gardens lists 6 superfoods to help you eat healthier come next weekend – turkey breast, cranberries, pumpkin … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Pumpkins

Superfood Sunday – Pumpkins

Halloween is just around the corner, and this is a great opportunity to provide our readers with a pumpkin update. This week we’ll talk about the pumpkin flesh, next week we’ll extoll the virtues of pumpkin seeds. What you need … Continue reading

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