Category Archives: Nutrition

Healthy lunches = healthy kids

August is not only back to school time for many students, teachers, and parents, but it’s also Kids Eat Right Month, a celebration of the need to teach children about the importance of good nutrition.

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CSA Summer: Week 11, featuring squash-tomato gnocchi, rosemary potato chips

After our recent tomato bonanza, I wouldn’t let Jeff grab any extra tomatoes that weren’t among the 4 pounds we could take as part of our regular CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. We still ended up with some beautiful tomatoes, along … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Breakfast Parfait

Planning out a simple breakfast is an effective way to get control of the first meal of the day. Why not try a three food group knock-out by making a simple yogurt parfait? This easy breakfast has no cooking involved, is chock full of whole foods, and is quick to vary in both flavor and vitamin content.

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Meatout Mondays: Vegan zucchini brownies

It is zucchini season! You know when it’s that time of year, because each meal includes zucchini; co-workers, neighbors, family and friends are practically shoving it your way from their gardens; and blogs are featuring many zucchini recipes (case in … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 10, featuring tomatoes and bread, three ways

When Jeff, Brandie and I were signing up for Goldfinch Farm’s CSA program, we decided to choose a working share — one that would require us to put in two four-hour shifts at the farm in exchange for paying a … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 9, featuring fresh tomato sauce, cucumber satay salad

In stark comparison to, say, Week 2 or Week 5, our CSA bounty from Goldfinch Farm is now busting at the seams and leans heavily… not-green: Our new basil plant (RIP old basil, destroyed by Japanese beetles) is growing beautifully, so when I … Continue reading

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York County Area Agency on Aging: Age effects eating

Last month’s article by the York County Area Agency on Aging was on the topic of exercise for the older adult. Today’s topic goes hand-in-hand with physical activity. How does increasing age affect eating? What’s important to know?

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Don’t let injury set you back

Setbacks are unfortunately a part of every person’s life. We can’t control that problems interfere in our plans. What we can control is our attitude about these challenges and how we can try to work within our stumbling blocks to counteract the effects such a change can bring to our health.

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Meatout Mondays: Vegan barbecue riblet quesadilla

I am once again taking on the label of vegan. Due to some not-so-pretty flareups of my IBS, I felt that a vegan diet is in my best interest. But who said vegans don’t eat well and have fun? I … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 8, featuring Thai-inspired coleslaw, roasted cod with tomatoes

Not long ago, Jeff and I compared this year’s CSA from Goldfinch Farm to last year’s CSA from Miller Plant Farm. By this time last summer, we were getting inundated with squash, melons and sweet corn, whereas we’ve had nary … Continue reading

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