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Enjoy Heart-healthy Lentil Soup

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Feb 12, 2019.

“What kind of soup are you making?” I asked one of my students who was testing recipes for a project we are completing. “That’s the red lentil soup,” she replied while stirring the aromatic onions. I noticed some freshly juiced lemon juice in a cup and other ingredients simmering in a pot on the stovetop. … Continue reading Enjoy Heart-healthy Lentil Soup

7 Questions About Heart Health

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Feb 05, 2019.

When I was shopping the other day, I noticed all the Valentine’s Day cards and heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolate candy. February is a time when we express our affection for our friends, family and/or significant others through these thoughtful gestures. We hope the colorful heart-shaped items serve as reminders to consider heart health, too. … Continue reading 7 Questions About Heart Health

Baby, It’s Cold Outside… Can You Answer 7 Questions about Extreme Cold?

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Jan 30, 2019.

Let’s review a few things to stay nourished, safe and warm this winter. The answers, which are based on “Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), follow. Which two age groups are particularly vulnerable to cold weather? Imagine you are snowbound … Continue reading Baby, It’s Cold Outside… Can You Answer 7 Questions about Extreme Cold?

Who Needs to Avoid Gluten?

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Jan 16, 2019.

Can you name the disease?  An estimated one in 133 people has this disease, but only 3 percent of them have been diagnosed. Many are of Scandinavian, Irish or English descent. The disease can appear at any age, from infancy to later adulthood, and isn’t necessarily easy for doctors to diagnose. The symptoms vary. Many … Continue reading Who Needs to Avoid Gluten?

Take More Steps in Winter 2019

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Jan 08, 2019.

As we settle into the cold days of winter in North Dakota, I thought about a conversation I had with my daughter, who was about 12 at the time. “Mom, let’s use the stairs,” my daughter said. “But we are on the 18th floor,” I replied. We were surveying the city of Bismarck from the … Continue reading Take More Steps in Winter 2019

6 Tips to Avoid Needing Larger Clothes After the Holidays

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 12, 2018.

Tasting food during the holiday season can add up to lots of calories eaten. Consider this scenario adapted from the University of Nebraska Extension – Lancaster County. Taste 1: You had a piece of peanut brittle that someone brought for treats at work. (80 calories) Taste 2: Someone else brought chocolate-covered cherries to work so … Continue reading 6 Tips to Avoid Needing Larger Clothes After the Holidays

6 Tips for a Festive, Healthy Holiday

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 07, 2018.

Spending time with family and friends and enjoying special food is part of most holiday celebrations. However, you may leave the gathering thinking you ate too much. If you are planning any holiday gatherings, try these tips to keep your holidays festive and also focused on good health. Keep the celebration simple. How about a … Continue reading 6 Tips for a Festive, Healthy Holiday

Prairie Fare: Have You Tried an Air Fryer?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 06, 2018.

If you are interested in buying an air fryer, do your homework and read the appliance reviews from reputable sources.

Your Holiday Questions Answered

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 28, 2018.

I want to avoid gaining weight during the holidays this year, but the pounds seem to creep up on me. Do you have any tips? We often have lots of tempting treats, such as holiday cookies and candy, around us during this time of the year.  Maintaining our current weight instead of trying to lose … Continue reading Your Holiday Questions Answered

Try These Tips for a Safe, Flavorful Thanksgiving

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 16, 2018.

Turkey safety has been in the news with a nationwide Salmonella issue. Be sure to handle your Thanksgiving centerpiece safely. Actually, if Ben Franklin would have had his way, we would have a different official U.S. bird. The bald eagle would need to step aside and let the turkey assume its place of honor. Perhaps … Continue reading Try These Tips for a Safe, Flavorful Thanksgiving
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