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Chard Pie

Who doesn’t like pie? While most of us think of dessert when we think of pie, not all pies are sweet. Pies can be savory and provide protein and healthy greens, like the chard pie recipe below. Chard is a leafy green and a good source of Vitamins A, C, and K, as well as[…] Read More

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July is Peach Month

Peaches are a sure sign that summer has arrived! North Carolina peaches are in season from early June through most of August (1). Great in recipes or enjoyed on their own, peaches are a good source of fiber, Vitamin A, potassium, and other important nutrients (2). As mentioned in a previous blog, buying produce when[…] Read More

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Easter Dinner Menu – Keep It Simple

Easter Sunday is more than a revered Christian holiday. It is a time when we gladly shake off the winter doldrums and welcome spring. Retailers try to maximize sales with advertising for food, clothing, gifts, candy, decorations, flowers, greeting cards and more. In 2014, online shoppers were expected to spend $225 on Easter-related items. We[…] Read More

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One Chicken….Several Meals

Never cooked a whole chicken? It’s easy and gives you lots of options. One of the best is making your own broth for a delicious homemade chicken vegetable soup. And, it is a smart way to make the most of your food dollar, whether using SNAP benefits or cash. To prepare a whole chicken, after[…] Read More

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