Tag Archives: fall

Eat Seasonably – APPLES

As it turns out, an apple a day may keep the doctor away!  Apples are one of the best sources of polyphenols, which have been shown to create preventative effects against cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neuro-degenerative diseases.  Apples are also a good source of potassium, vitamin A, and fiber (be sure to eat the […]

Lunchbox Lessons from Lara

Just last summer, USDA launched MyPlate, a revamp of the old food guide pyramid which seemed to create consumer confusion. Rather than a pyramid, the “plate” depicts nutritional know-how in one image. At first sight, the plate shows the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins, along with a glass of milk. However, if […]

Seasonal Produce – What to choose, When to choose it, and Why is it important?

Fall is here, the leaves are falling, and holidays are just upon us. The fall season is actually one of the most abundant seasons of the year when it comes to finding seasonal produce. Apples Bell peppers Cabbage Cauliflower Corn Cucumbers Eggplant Grapes Greens Lettuce Okra Onions Peas Plums Potatoes Pumpkins Radishes Rhubarb Spinach Squash […]

Fall Festival Eating – Can it be HEALTHY??

Fall is here, the leaves are changing, and the smell of apples is in the air. Local produce is beaming with color from delicious red apples, to bright orange pumpkins, to dark purple eggplants. Many local communities have fall festivals and fairs that families can enjoy while the warm weather remains. Perhaps you could pick […]