Tag Archive: Snacks

Spring Showers? Use Whole Grain Flours

Wedding showers, baby showers, graduation parties – let’s face it, about half the celebration is based on the food that is served. Trays and plates of tasty morsels include a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and tastes. Why not include some healthy, whole grain options to join in on the fun?

Whole grain foods …

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February is National Snack Food Month

February has been designated National Snack Month by the Snack Food Association of America, and the National Potato Promotion Board.

As Americans, the one thing that we can all agree on is our love of snacks. Snack sales in the United States top $60 Billion annually. The snack foods that we tend …

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Satsuma Oranges, North Florida’s Cold Weather Fruit

It’s the fall season, and Satsumas are hitting the shelves at your local grocery store. Satsumas are a seedless variety of the mandarin orange, and are harvested during the fall and early winter. Satsumas are grown in the cool, sub-tropical areas of California, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Because of their thin skin, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/12/03/satsuma-oranges-north-floridas-cold-weather-fruit/

Healthful Treats? You Betcha! Surprising health benefits of favorite seasonal treats

As we head into the season of overindulgence, it’s good to know that some holiday “treats” can actually be nutritiously guilt-free if we eat them in moderation. Read on to find the hidden health benefits of some classic favorites.

Sweet Potatoes: Sure, it’s a no-brainer that sweet potatoes are a source of vitamins, but these …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/25/healthful-treats-you-betcha-surprising-health-benefits-of-favorite-seasonal-treats/

Nutrition in a Desk Drawer

A busy schedule is the most used excuse for not eating nutritiously.  When pressed for time, it’s easy to fall into the habit of making unhealthy food choices.

For those who have no time to prepare meals during the work day, yet want to eat nutritiously, one solution is to plan ahead and prepare …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/06/29/nutrition-in-a-desk-drawer/

Super Summer Snacks

 

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here and the kids are out of school! Often times, when kids (and parents too) get away from their normal routine, poor eating and snacking habits creep in. It’s important for kids (and parents) to have a variety of go-to snacks that are tasty, healthy, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/05/30/super-summer-snacks/

Sweets for Your Sweetie

Valentine’s Day and chocolate just go together! Can you really have one without the other? I crave chocolate all year round and with some of the recent research I have read, I can feel all right about giving in.

A recent study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested the …

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A Win-Win Super Bowl Party

Get defensive about your health. These easy-to-tackle recipes are just as tasty, but lower in fat and calories than typical game-day fare. It’s a Win-Win situation.

Skip the six-foot-long sub sandwich usually drenched in mayonnaise. Instead, serve a soup and sandwich smorgasbord with a variety of low-fat cheeses, whole grain breads, fresh, low-sodium cold cuts, …

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Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips

Are your kids famished when they get home from school? Kids often hit the kitchen right when they get home and begin the search for something to eat. After being at school all day, it’s inevitable they will bring a host of germs into the house (and into the kitchen). These germs, or microorganisms, can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/08/24/kids-after-school-snacking-and-food-safety-tips-2/

I’m Home and I’m Starving!

Those are familiar words for most of us with kids.  Though they are not really starving, most children do need a little afternoon boost when they come home from school.  It may have been hours since lunch and dinner won’t be ready for a while.  A healthy snack is usually just the right answer.

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2012/10/23/im-home-and-im-starving/

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