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Egging for Easter

Easter is around the corner and with that brings all kinds of fun activities for kids and adults. While Easter marks the end of the “Holiday Season,” it also celebrates the introduction of a new season, spring. Easter provides the perfect opportunity for kids to go on Easter egg hunts and open baskets delivered by the Easter bunny. But this day is also significant for bringing families together and celebrating the end of winter. While decorating and coloring eggs is an enjoyable Easter activity, so is devouring those delicious (and sometimes devilish) delicacies. But you don’t have to buy an egg dyeing kit to produce beautifully colored Easter eggs. Eco egg dyeing is a great way to introduce your children …


Get ‘Dutch Oven’ Cookin’!

Delicious, Healthful Recipes and Tips for Preparing Food in a Dutch Oven Summer eatin’ is simply the best. It’s that time of year when we have access to a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables, when we’re able to sip refreshing lemonade to cool off from the heat, and when we can enjoy some outdoor cooking! One way to prepare food in the great outdoors is by using a Dutch oven. A Dutch oven is a thick-walled ceramic, clay, or cast iron pot with a tightly fitted lid. It’s traditionally used atop burning charcoal. Maybe this is a little out of your comfort zone? No need to be intimidated, though. Local and self-proclaimed “Dutch Diva”, Terry Bell, has given us …


Spectacular (and Lighter) ‘Sand Pudding’ Recipe

You may have seen the social media buzz about the ‘sand pudding’ recipe. As the ‘healthy recipe police,’ we were inspired to ask our dieticians to offer a healthy twist on this delicious favorite, without losing out on the flavor to satisfy our sweet-tooth. Enjoy this amazing, dietician-approved dessert! Ingredients: • 1 container (4 oz.) ready-to-eat vanilla pudding snack (this could be substituted with vanilla yogurt) • 1 square HONEY MAID Honey Graham, crushed • 3 TEDDY GRAHAMS Honey Graham Snacks • 2 ring-shaped chewy fruit snacks Instructions • TOP pudding snack with graham crumbs for the sand. • DECORATE with graham snacks and fruit snacks. • GARNISH with a paper umbrella, if desired.


Get Grilling with Meatless Monday!

The start of summer is the perfect time to enjoy delicious, sizzling meals straight off the grill! Meatless grilling is an easy way to experience seasonal flavors without compromising your waistline. Plus, eating veggies can help you incorporate more vitamin-packed vegetables into your diet and reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases. Americans love grilling and eating a lot of meat, but consuming red and processed meat, like our beloved hamburgers and hot dogs, has been linked to a host of illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and various forms of cancer. What’s more, cooking and grilling meat at high temperatures – especially when charred – releases compounds that are linked to cancer and increases health risks. It’s easy to remember …


6 Healthy Alternatives to Butter

Butter is a beloved ingredient that plays a starring role in some of our favorite recipes from cakes to quick breads to pasta dishes. But too much of a good thing can pose a problem: The fat found in butter is mostly the saturated variety – the kind that clogs arteries and raises LDL (bad) cholesterol, a contributing factor in heart disease. For those trying to lower their cholesterol, The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat intake to 11 to 13 grams – meaning that 2 tablespoons of butter has already put you over the daily limit. It’s safe to say that butter should be an occasional treat, but what about all of our favorite everyday recipes that call …