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   May 31

Helping children make healthy choices has always been a passion of Ginger DeFilippo’s, and the annual health fair at Isham Elementary School gives her the opportunity to do just that.

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   May 14

Think Lentils!!!!!

Lentils can be cooked in a variety of ways. They can be served hot or cold. They can be added to practically any dish. They are high in nutrients, too. They have 16 g of fiber in them. These legumes are high in protein coming in at 18 g. There are many vitamins in lentils [...]

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   May 10

Think WHOLE FOODS to rehydrate!!!

After sports games or working out, we choose water and natural whole foods to rehydrate. Some of the major electrolytes the body needs are potassium, magnesium, sodium chloride, and calcium. The whole food eaten before games is celery. Celery provides sodium and consists of 95% water. A great food choice before becoming active. Raisins and [...]

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   May 08

Let’s Go Garbanzo!!!

Subject: Let’s Go Garbanzo!!! Let’s Go Garbanzo!!! My family could eat garbanzo beans every day. This bean is LOADED with nutrients. There is 29% of protein in just one cup of Garbanzo beans. Here are some exciting vitamins and minerals found in Garbanzo beans which is what Hummus is made out of. Yum! Chick peas [...]

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   May 06

Black bean burger recipe out soon

We will begin taping next week our 3rd episode of Plant Based Meals. This will feature my spicy black bean burger recipe. The recipe will go on the site along with the show once it airs. Stay tuned!!!

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   May 06

Have you had a date lately? ; )

Here’s some fun information!! Dates, like raisins, are considered “nature’s candy”. They are delicious mixed with nuts or on their own and are high in nutrients. Dates have two electrolytes in them including sodium and potassium. The mineral content includes calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. There are many vitamins in dates such [...]

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   May 05

Ya know what’s great about being plant based?

Ya never have to count calories again!! ; )

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   May 03

Why cook Buckwheat?

I love to cook rice, millet, quinoa and buckwheat. Buckwheat (called Kashi when roasted) is a quick dish to make when I am in a hurry. It’s not a grain, but cooks like one. It is a seed and contains all the eight essential amino acids, as well as the semi-amino acid Histidine, making this [...]

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   May 02

What’s one fruit packed with over 100 percent vitamin C

I love this fruit!!! Grapefruit is power-packed with over 100 percent of vitamin C. Half a grapefruit gives us 80 percent of our daily allowance. What are the benefits? It’s safe and effective. It boosts our immune systems, supports the health of our heart and eyes. It really is essential to our overall health. Fruits [...]

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   May 01

First Public school in New York to go vegetarian

Subject: First Public school to go vegetarian- in New York This is GREAT!!! Check this out. It’s a MUST read. It’s an article regarding the first public school to go vegetarian. They are really on the right track. My favorite quote from this article is: “We know that when students eat a healthy diet, they’re [...]

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