My Grocery Bag

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Organic or Conventional Produce? Know your farmer.

Do you buy more organic or conventional produce? Do you know where your produce comes from at your local supermarket? Did you know both conventional and organic farmers use pesticides? Leah McGrath, corporate dietitian for Ingles Markets based in Ashville, North Carolina, recently visited local farmers near Ingles headquarters. Knowing where your food comes from and […]

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Color Your Cart With Blueberries and a NEW Retail Dietitian Kit

Disclosure: This post is in affiliation with my partnership with the US Highbush Blueberry Council. July is Blueberry Month! The US Highbush Blueberry Council is celebrating by releasing their new Retail Dietitian kit, Color Your Cart. It is a tool to help dietitians educate consumers on filling their carts with colorful fruit and vegetables, like […]

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A New Burger Recipe for Your Fourth of July

Grilled Turkey Burgers – A Yummy, Healthy Alternative to Your Fourth of July Favorite!  Every Fourth of July, my family does the traditional grill-out and swimming party. It is always oh-so fun, complete with every delicious summer food imaginable. This year, though, I wanted to change things up and provide options that are a little healthier […]

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World Cup Parfaits & Fruit Trays

Why do I have AWESOME ideas at the 11th hour? Why can’t my brain come up with these things a week before? Of course, it hits me after I all ready posted a new blog post today. So I guess you are getting 2 today. I am making up for lost time. I have been […]

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Strawberry Balsamic Sauce and 6 More Delicious Reasons To Eat Strawberries

 Ahhhh…..strawberry season. Isn’t it delicious? Those juicy red jewels are bursting with tons of flavor and nutrition. I can’t get enough lately, and I have been taking my kids to local strawberry fields to pick these antioxidant rich berries. I am looking forward to planting some in my backyard. No, I have no idea what […]

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Recipe Redux: Hibiscus Tea Sangria

Have you ever used flowers in your recipes? Rosewater or lavender, maybe? No? This month’s Recipe Redux theme is “Floral Flavors”. Germany is not the easiest place to find rosewater or edible flowers. They do, however, carry hibiscus tea. Hibiscus, also called malva in Germany, is deep pink in color and has a tangy sour […]

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Fan{tach}tic Father’s Day Breakfast

When I started looking for ideas on Father’s Day breakfast, I found a ton of bacon. I didn’t find anything really fun or healthy to kick off the day for the dad with little ones. Dads give so much to their kids. Father’s Day is a day to celebrate them and their relationship. One of […]

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Recipe Redux: 3 Berry Salad with Berry Balsamic Tea Dressing

Who is hungry? If you aren’t, you will be after reading this. Our theme this month is tea! I love tea! I grew up in the South so sweet tea was a staple. I thought about tea pops or fruit tea, but I wanted to do something totally different with it. Tea is one of […]