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New Year….New Healthier Meals

The New Year can be a challenging time. Many folks resolve to eat healthier, maybe lose some weight and get more physical activity. Notice how crowded the gyms are after[…] Read More

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Use your freezer to preserve summer’s harvest

Did you use your FNS/SNAP benefits to grow a garden of fresh herbs and vegetables this summer? Or did you use your benefits to stock up on summer staples at the farmers’ market?

Summer has come to an end, but your kitchen may still be overflowing with your summer harvest of basil, tomatoes, okra, peaches, and squash! This certainly is a good dilemma to have, but you’ll want to use or preserve these items soon, so they don’t go to waste.

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Homemade pizza – faster and less expensive than delivery!

When you want a quick and inexpensive meal, ordering a pizza sounds like a good option. The pizza delivery chain near my house offers a medium 2-topping pizza for $8.99. If you want it delivered that will cost $2 more, and that will usually take about 30-40 minutes.

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National Peach Month

August is National Peach Month, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate this juicy fruit.

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What’s in season?

During the summer you can find a wide variety of seasonal produce in the grocery store and at farmers’ markets. One benefit of buying produce while it’s in season is that it often costs you less money. It always seems to taste better too!

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Refreshing Smoothie Recipe

It’s that time of year again. Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. When it’s hot outside, staying hydrated is very important. Last year we posted a blog, Beat the Heat, which provided a list of thirst quenching foods that you can eat to help stay hydrated throughout these sweltering summer months.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is coming up, and people around the country will use this weekend as a time to gather with friends and family. With summer around the corner and warm weather here to stay, it’s also a popular time to fire up the grill for a barbecue.

Beat the Heat

Temperatures reach the upper 80s and 90s and even higher in North Carolina during the summer months.  Staying cool can be tough.  Fortunately, our body has a natural way of[…] Read More

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