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ALL ABOUT THE PROTEIN FOODS GROUP ………….
By July 26, 2017 Read More →

ALL ABOUT THE PROTEIN FOODS GROUP ………….

What foods are in the Protein Foods Group?   Provided by USDA   All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Beans and peas are also part of the Vegetable Group. For more information on beans and peas, […]

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All about the Grains Group …………
By July 19, 2017 Read More →

All about the Grains Group …………

What foods are in the Grains Group? Provided by USDA   Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products. Grains are divided into 2 subgroups, Whole Grains and Refined Grains. Whole grains contain […]

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Learn about the Oil Food Group ………
By July 15, 2017 Read More →

Learn about the Oil Food Group ………

 Provided by USDA   What are “oils”? Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature, like the vegetable oils used in cooking. Oils come from many different plants and from fish. Oils are NOT a food group, but they provide essential nutrients. Therefore, oils are included in USDA food patterns. Some commonly eaten oils […]

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All about the Vegetable Group ………..
By July 12, 2017 Read More →

All about the Vegetable Group ………..

 What foods are in the Vegetable Group?  Provided by USDA Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed. Based on their nutrient content, vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups: dark-green vegetables, starchy […]

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ALL ABOUT THE DAIRY GROUP ………
By July 8, 2017 Read More →

ALL ABOUT THE DAIRY GROUP ………

  Provided by USDA   What foods are included in the Dairy Group? All fluid milk products and many foods made from milk are considered part of this food group. Most Dairy Group choices should be fat-free or low-fat. Foods made from milk that retain their calcium content are part of the group. Foods made […]

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Information on the ‘Fruit Group’ ………
By July 6, 2017 Read More →

Information on the ‘Fruit Group’ ………

ALL ABOUT THE FRUIT GROUP  Provided by USDA What foods are in the Fruit Group? Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the Fruit Group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed. The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex, […]

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Easy, Tasty Weeknight Pasta ……….
By July 5, 2017 Read More →

Easy, Tasty Weeknight Pasta ……….

(NAPSI)—According to the National Pasta Association, there are more than 600 pasta shapes. Factor in the umpteen different ways to sauce, dress and garnish the pasta and the possibilities are nearly endless.     With just a few ingredients, many of which you probably have handy in your pantry, it’s easy to whip up a […]

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The need for microgreens in your diet ……….
By June 30, 2017 Read More →

The need for microgreens in your diet ……….

Microgreen to a Healthier You From the Florida Farm Bureau “Microgreens” are grown from the seed of certain herb, vegetable, and grain crops that can be clipped at the stem and eaten fresh within 2 weeks of germinating. These baby greens vary in flavor and are known for their different colors and textures. They make […]

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Florida Shrimp and Clams over Rice ………..
By June 27, 2017 Read More →

Florida Shrimp and Clams over Rice ………..

Try this tasty dish. From Florida Department of Agriculture Ingredients: 1 pound large Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined 20 Florida middleneck clams, cleaned 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced 2 Florida tomatoes, diced small 2 Florida bell peppers, seeded and chopped (your favorite color) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ stick butter 4 […]

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Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta ………
By June 20, 2017 Read More →

Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta ………

 Try this tasty dish. From Florida Department of Agriculture Ingredients: 3 ears fresh Florida sweet corn, kernels cut off the cob 1 pound pasta (corkscrew), cooked as directed on package, drained and cooled under running water 1 can cooked black beans (15 ounces), drained and rinsed 2 cups fresh Florida tomato, diced 1/2 cup fresh […]

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