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Different sorts of tomatoes served on a cerami dish. Healthy eating or vegetarian concept.

Recipe Corner: Tomatoes

Rich in vitamins and phytochemicals such as lycopene, tomatoes are nutrient-dense and offer numerous health benefits. Check out the following recipes – there’s definitely more than one way to slice a tomato! View a printable version of these recipes. Peach-Tomato Salsa Prep Time: 12 m | Total Time: 12 m INGREDIENTS 1 ripe peach, peeled, pitted, […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

There is information overload on topics related to nutrition, fitness and health. Websites, blogs, books, and other media outlets have all sorts of information on various diets. It is important to know what and who to trust! There’s no ONE diet that is right for everyone, so it is important to follow a healthful eating […]

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2016 Is the International Year of Pulses

What are “pulses”? Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers to the dried seed. When you think pulses, think of beans. Peas, chick peas, kidney beans – all provide a healthy source of protein; all are considered “pulses”, and all are part of the 2016 International Year of Pulses (IYP) […]

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Back to School – Stock Your Pantry

Parul Kharod, a WakeMed dietitian, now has her very own column in the News & Observer.  Her first topic is stocking your pantry for back to school. Of course, we’ve know  for years that Parul R-O-C-K-S.  She has been a frequent contributor to this blog on many different nutrition topics for years, including: Inspiration for […]

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Eat a Rainbow

Have you heard the phrase, “Eat a Rainbow”?  Think about red, green, yellow, orange, blue, purple, and even white. These natural colors present in fruits and vegetables supply us with powerful antioxidants and nutrients that help build immunity and reduce risk of many chronic diseases. With summer approaching, it’s the perfect time to add color […]

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