Category Archives: Nutrition

I’m Starting on Sunday, January 3rd

Have you ever wondered why human beings have this need to start new things on a Monday, as opposed to a Wednesday, or on January 1st as opposed to January 12th (assuming of course that January 12th isn’t a Monday)?

I guess there is something about the way we are wired that likes the order of beginning on the first day of a new week or the first day of a new year.  I remember when I gave up smoking cigarettes thirty years ago, I picked a Monday to quit.  I didn’t even think about picking any other day.  I just knew – Mondays are the only days you can begin a new habit.

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Apples – Market Basket of the Month

The goal of WellSpan Health’s Market Basket of the Month program is to “to bring together the school cafeteria, classroom, home and community through a strategic effort to promote healthy habits for students.”  For the next year, I will devote … Continue reading

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The holidays are coming for you.

The Holidays are coming. It feels like every year, this stretches longer and longer. At this point, the holidays basically last the third week of October through New Years. Pumpkin muffins lead to Halloween candy leads to turkey dinners and … Continue reading

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Buy it, Cook it, Eat it!

1440 minutes. Everyone gets the exact same number of minutes each day to devote to healthy pursuits that benefit your body or to waste on lost opportunities for self-improvement. We all can probably think of one person that is super busy, whether it is that teacher who also coaches basketball or your surgeon who still managed to train for a marathon last year. Believe it or not, there are super busy people that still manage to eat healthy despite a full schedule.

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CSA Summer: Week 19, featuring clam chowder, roasted chicken banh mi

With the end of this month comes the end of our CSA at Goldfinch Farm, and I’m just bracing myself for the tragedy of it all. With bounties like these, you’d feel the same way: Every now and again, I’m … Continue reading

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Free apples in Continental Square

A pop-up apple handout station in York’s Continental Square will be hosted by Family First Health from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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CSA Summer: Week 18, featuring kale pesto and curry potatoes

I can’t tell you how excited I was about our CSA produce from Goldfinch Farm this week. Goodbye tomatoes and hello, leafy greens! (Jeff did snag some green tomatoes for frying, but they were from the “seconds” bin.) Earlier this … Continue reading

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How to incorporate locally-grown produce in hummus

Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern bean dip that has made eating vegetables more bearable while providing a great source of protein. You don’t have to stick with the standard chickpeas though, try mixing up the ingredients you use to incorporate some locally-grown produce. All you need is a food processor and the willingness to experiment.

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CSA Summer: Week 17, featuring cauliflower pasta shells, loaded baked sweet potato

Our full CSA share from Goldfinch Farm took a decided turn toward autumn this week. Take a look: I really love this time of year because it’s peak garlic season, we’re no longer flooded with tomatoes and now we have sweet … Continue reading

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#CoffeeLover

I love coffee as do many other Americans.  According to a survey completed by the National Coffee Association, 83% of US adults drink coffee, making our country the largest coffee consumer in the world.  Nearly half of adult Americans drink … Continue reading

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