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Many people believe that eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Eve will guarantee prosperity for the coming year. It’s thought that each pea represents a gold or silver coin. The  more you eat, the more fortune you’ll acquire. We don’t know about the monetary value, but we do know...
 
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Hungry for something thick and meaty, but without all the fat and calories? Try eggplant! Popular in Mediterranean regions and also in Asia, eggplant adapts to a variety of cuisines because it absorbs whatever flavors are added. Eggplant is delicious cold or hot and can be enjoyed marinated, stuffed,...
 
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For healthy snacks, think “outside the bag” -- that is, out with foods that are sold as snacks in all those cute packages and bags. Snacks that are high in refined carbohydrates, such as pretzels, crackers, cookies and chips, all of which are often high in sodium and fat and low in fiber, do not ... Snack Right
 
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What is a whole grain? A whole grain is the entire kernel, consisting of the bran, endosperm and germ. What are the benefits of eating whole grains? Whole grain products are higher in nutrients, fiber and protective substances than their refined counterparts. Whole wheat flour is made from the...
 
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What is delicious, nutritious, convenient, inexpensive, and comes in two colors? Split peas! Split peas are dried yellow or green field peas that have been split along a natural seam to allow for quicker cooking. They are ready when you are – once purchased, they can be kept on...