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Prairie Fare: Avoid Sitting Too Much

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jan 17, 2019.

Too much sitting can lead to health issues.

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?

Prairie Fare: 6 Dogs Taught Me Some Health Lessons

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jan 10, 2019.

Pets can offer lessons on companionship, physical activity, sleep and nutrition.

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

Prairie Fare: Beware of Health Scams in 2019

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jan 03, 2019.

Miracle weight loss measures have no long-term success.

10 Tips to Fill Your Plate Healthfully in 2019

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Jan 02, 2019.

As January begins, many people set goals to improve their health, and often that involves eating a healthier diet. You can enjoy your meals while making small adjustments to the amounts of food on your plate. Which of these tips will work for you? Set a small goal. Get to know the foods you eat. … Continue reading 10 Tips to Fill Your Plate Healthfully in 2019

Prairie Fare: Diet Tips for 2019

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 26, 2018.

Here are some behavior changes that can help you lose weight.

Prairie Fare: Reduce Your Risk of Kitchen Fires This Holiday Season

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 20, 2018.

Cooking fires are the No. 1 cause of home fires and injuries.

Prairie Fare: Could Your Cellphone or Tablet Be a Germ Catcher?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 13, 2018.

On study found cellphones may carry 10 times the amount of bacteria found on toilet seats.

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.

Prairie Fare: How Long Does Frozen Food Last?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 29, 2018.

The quality of frozen food depends on how well it is wrapped.

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

Prairie Fare: Canned Goods Can Help You Meet Daily Fruit and Vegetable Needs

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 22, 2018.

Canned fruits and vegetables are comparable in nutritional value to their fresh and frozen counterparts.

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

Prairie Fare: Are You Thankful for Leftovers?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 15, 2018.

Eating leftovers can save money and reduce food waste.

Prairie Fare: Be a Superhero by Trimming Food Waste

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 08, 2018.

Most of us can take steps to reduce food waste at home.

Prairie Fare: Let’s Play ‘Name That Squash’

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 01, 2018.

Squash is a nutrition all-star.

Trick or Treat!

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 30, 2018.

“Mom, did you notice when the last cake-decorating class is being held?” my daughter asked. She was 10 at the time. “Yes, your final class is at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of October,” I said to my detail-oriented daughter. “And what is special about that day?” she asked in a dramatic tone with … Continue reading Trick or Treat!

Prairie Fare: Are Apples Really Healthful?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 25, 2018.

Apples truly are good for our health.

Prairie Fare: Inspire Your Autumn Menus With Pumpkin

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 18, 2018.

Pumpkin is low in calories and high in fiber.

Cloth Grocery Bags Cut Plastic Waste

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 17, 2018.

As we were driving away from the grocery store, we noticed the grocery shoppers lugging plastic sacks to their cars. Seeing their sacks triggered a memory. “We’ve really cut down on the number of plastic grocery bags in our house,” my husband commented.

Create a Menu Inspired by Autumn’s Colors

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 11, 2018.

“Mom, that’s the law of physics!” my daughter said with a giggle as my leaf bag popped. She was about 10 at the time. After the loud pop, I was standing knee deep in the middle of a pile of leaves holding a deflated jack-o-lantern leaf bag. “Which law did I break, anyway?” I asked, … Continue reading Create a Menu Inspired by Autumn’s Colors

Prairie Fare: How Much Do You Use the Internet?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 11, 2018.

You may be suffering from Internet Addiction Disorder.
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