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Beans, beans the magical fruit

It’s time to spill the beans on the benefits of beans. We’re specifically talking about the vegetable, not coffee “beans,” those are actually not beans. There are over 1,000 different varieties of beans which are available dry, frozen or canned.

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Make sure to make time for family meals

Who doesn’t have a busy schedule these days? With increasing time commitments to sports and activities, families are often skipping eating together in order to fit everything in. Several studies though have shown that children and especially teenagers who eat dinner as a family have healthier diets, watch less television, and engage in less risky behaviors.

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Easter News: Pennsylvania ranked #14 ‘most hammy’ U.S. state

According to the Del Monte Easter Feast Ranking, Pennsylvania residents are already making plans for a tasty holiday meal — selecting ham and corn as popular menu items. Based on a study of search data from Google Trends and post data from Facebook Insights over the past 90 days, Pennsylvania residents plan to “ham it up” and “get corny” this Easter season.

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The devil’s in the details: Breaking down common food misconceptions

We’ve all heard that brown sugar is the best and gluten will kill you as we’ve dawdled under the fluorescent lights of a grocery store. But while these ideas might be spoken in earnest, they’re often full of misconceptions. Do you quake at … Continue reading

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Snack healthy on a small budget

It was sometime around my 20th bag of microwave butter popcorn for the winter that I realized: I am a terrible snacker. I, like many people, make excuses for my junkie snacking habits; “It’s cold outside, so I’ll eat this warm cinnamon … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Maple bacon mashed sweet potatoes

You don’t have to fill up on plain mashed sweet potatoes to really get their full benefits. These healthy little potatoes are filled with nutrients and fiber to keep you full through most of the day. With the holidays approaching, … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Pumpkin coconut soup

If fall weather has you craving all things pumpkin, stop yourself at the coffee counter. You don’t have to fill up on pumpkin coffee beverages or pumpkin muffins to try to embrace cooler temperatures and sweater weather. This pumpkin soup … Continue reading

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#Brownbagyork: Staples to keep on hand to make packing easy

By Julie Stefanski, dietitian with WellSpan When was the last time you took to the road for a week-long vacation without even a single item packed? Before a vacation, most people prepare by thinking about what to pack, possibly making … Continue reading

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CSA Autumn: Shrimp and grits with corn

Convinced this would be our last week of getting sweet corn in our autumn CSA program, I had thought to write a swan song for the conclusion of sweet corn season. Turns out, we’ll be getting corn throughout October as … Continue reading

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CSA Autumn: Vegetable lasagna, tempura green beans

Tomatoes, corn, delicata squash, broccoli, spinach, green beans, cabbage — we got a wealth of veg in our half-share from Miller Plant Farm’s fall CSA program this past week. Plus, we still had yellow zucchini from my editor, who also gave us kale … Continue reading

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