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Quick Vegetable Prep Strategy

Looking for a healthful vegetable side dish? Try the grill-steam process! Combining the hot sear of a grill with steam’s gentle touch is a perfect — and speedy — way to add pep to any vegetable side dish.

Gluten-Free and Nutrient Rich

Between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and dietary choices, it seems like everyone knows at least a few people who are no longer eating gluten. However, just because you or a family member has given up gluten doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on nutrients. Today I’d like to share a guide to a few of my favorite healthful, vitamin- and mineral-rich foods, all of which are free of gluten…

What Do You Know About Oats? Premium Content

High in vital trace minerals and unique antioxidants, oats can lower cholesterol levels and help you reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. They’re also naturally gluten-free! What’s not to love? Let’s take a closer look at these nutrient powerhouses.

Vitamin D and the Dietary Guidelines

Here’s the last installment of the Dietary Guidelines Nutrients of Concern series. Since the guidelines advise people to “Choose foods that provide more potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D, which are nutrients of concern in American diets,” we’ve focused on discussing one of these nutrients per week. This week, we’re going to talk about vitamin D…

Butternut Squash Soup in the Pressure Cooker

Are you ready for a tasty and warming winter soup? This one comes together in just 30 minutes! It’s also loaded with healthful vegetables and tasty spices…

Butternut Squash 101 Premium Content

Learn the basics about butternut squash in today’s special veggie post! In this post, you’ll find a discussion of what butternut squash tastes like, what nutrients it contains, and how to cook with it. There’s also downloadable clipart and a free PDF handout… |