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

Go Further With Food

Go Further With Food

It’s never too late to set up new health and nutrition goals! March is National Nutrition Month® , a great time of year to connect with our bodies and to think about nutrition habits and the importance of food to our health. Nutrition goes beyond the word “diet” and it is not about restrictions or… Read more

DASH Diet

Heart-Healthy DASH Diet

February is American Heart Month, a time to think about paper hearts, chocolate hearts, and even your own. Newsflash! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths. A major risk factor for developing heart disease is high blood pressure…. Read more

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Myths & Facts: Weight Loss

If you are like many Americans, you likely spent the past month indulging with friends and family. Now you’re being flooded with advertisements for weight loss miracles. Turning over a new leaf for the new year is an admirable goal, but be sure you can separate fact from fiction before you get started. Myth: Starting… Read more

winter vegetables

What’s in Season: Winter

In New England and across the country, winter has arrived. With it comes warm socks, extra blankets, and comfort foods to keep our bodies warm inside and out. The daylight is shorter and the temperatures are cooler but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundant amount of fresh and ripe produce hitting the markets. There’s… Read more

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Try Something New for your Thanksgiving Meal

While a table filled with turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet cranberry sauce and an assortment of vegetables is the traditional “Thanksgiving meal,” there’s plenty of reasons why you may not want to go with the standard group of recipes this year. The responsibility of cooking a turkey is daunting and not something you see as fun…. Read more