Canned, Frozen, Fresh – Which One’s the Best?

September is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. As we say goodbye to summer and all the fresh, seasonal produce it has to offer, it’s time to address which fruit and veggies are best. Oftentimes fresh produce is thought to be much better or more nutritious than canned or frozen produce but is there any truth… Read more

Produce Spotlight: Tomatoes

What’s better than the first perfectly ripened tomato of the summer? As far as I’m concerned, not a lot. I’ll eat that like a peach.  But, I start to feel differently when I’m looking at tomato number 900 for the season. Here are a few ways to keep using those tomatoes and some information on… Read more

Healthy Snacking

Have you ever wandered into the work break room mid-morning and raided your lunch or reached for any food because you felt famished? What about heading home and feeling hungry enough to stop and grab food, be it a bag of chips or a slice of pizza or a piece of fruit (Choose fruit? Awesome!),… Read more

Inflammation and Anti-Inflammatory Foods

What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s method of protecting itself against harm. There are two types of inflammation – acute and chronic. The acute kind is familiar to most people. When you get a cut or a bruise or if you’re exposed to bacteria or viruses, your immune system sends blood to the injury… Read more

Make Use of Leafy Greens

During late spring and early summer, leafy greens are readily available at many stores, pantries, and farmer’s markets. Many greens grow best when the days are warm and the nights are still cool. As the summer moves on, the weather can get too hot for leafy greens and they’ll start to taste bitter so take… Read more

Cooking for One

At different times in our lives we may find ourselves cooking and eating alone. Whether you’re a college student, on the other end of a break-up, or a new empty-nester, you may be having a hard time transitioning to cooking for just yourself. Working up the motivation to cook for yourself can be hard. This… Read more

How Food Bankers do Thanksgiving

What do you picture when you think of Thanksgiving? A table surrounded by family? A living room filled with friends? A quiet evening with loved ones? What about the food? Do you have mashed potatoes that are lumpy or smooth? Turkey or ham? What about green bean casserole? What foods can you not live without?… Read more

Defining Diabetes

Were you or someone you know recently diagnosed with diabetes? While there is no real cure for diabetes, diabetes can be managed through dietary and lifestyle changes, and also through medicine. You’ll work with your healthcare provider to set up a treatment plan that works best for you. In order to be successful at managing… Read more

Fun Meals for the Whole Family

Wouldn’t it be a dream to have your whole family help you cook dinner? Sharing meals together as a household is a great way to strengthen relationships and communication. By creating a fun and interactive meal that everyone can participate in, families can bond in a very meaningful way. Here are some ideas on how… Read more

Healthy Eating for Two: What to Focus On

Figuring out what to eat when you’re pregnant can be confusing. What’s safe to eat, what’s good to eat, and what actually seems appealing? Overall, most of the advice on eating during pregnancy is the same as it was before you became pregnant: eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, low-fat or… Read more