Food and Health, MyPlate

Remember the Flavor Exploration series from 2014? In that collection, we took an in-depth look at amazing flavor powerhouses, examining their nutrient content, impact on health, history, and culinary uses. Now it's time to do the same thing with MyPlate's subgroups, starting with vegetables.
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
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10 Ways to Test Kitchen Efficiency: Place a check mark next to each statement that is true in your kitchen... _____ Do you clean your refrigerator on a weekly basis? It’s best to do before a grocery run so you can plan to use what you have while making your list and so that you ... Do You Have an Efficient Kitchen?
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Here is a reason to add a little creativity to your description of fruit and vegetable dishes. Studies show, when it comes to produce, we can all use more in our diets.  According to a 2012 study published recently in JAMA, poor intake of specific fruits and vegetables was associated with over 45% of cardiometabolic ... Add A Fancy Title To Your Meals
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  Here are 10 easy ways to lower calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium from baking recipes: Use applesauce in place of half or more of the fat in baked goods like muffins and quick breads. Use tub margarine in place of butter or stick margarine. Eliminate salt. Substitute...
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Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 1 bowl Total Time: 55 min | Prep: 10 min | Cook: 45 min Ingredients: 2 cups roasted Brussels sprouts 2 cups cooked brown rice 2 cups diced roasted chicken breast 2 cups roasted carrots 2 cups fresh arugula 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze dash hot pepper sauce Directions: Arrange the ingredients...