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Week 1: Equipping Your Kitchen

Week 2: Hot Tips About Food Storage

Week 3: Healthy Eating on the Run

Week 4: Grocery Shopping Made Easy

Week 5: Healthy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes

Week 6: Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites

Week 7: Cooking in Small Spaces Using a Microwave Oven

Week 8: Explore the World of Snacks

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Add Some Pumpkin and Squash to Your Menu

Add Some Pumpkin and Squash to Your Menu

What recipes do you think of when you hear the words pumpkin or squash? Are you thinking of pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread? Pumpkin and squash can be used in many ways on our menu.

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Let's Harvest Apples for Good Health

Let's Harvest Apples for Good Health

Apples often are used as the symbol for health for good reason. Eating more apples as part of an overall healthful diet may help lower our risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and even asthma, according to some studies.

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It's Zucchini Season!

It's Zucchini Season!

Many people have bumper crops of summer squash, such as zucchini, crookneck and straight-neck types. One-half cup of summer squash has just 10 calories. Summer squash has vitamins C and A, potassium and other vitamins and minerals. These are some ways to use zucchini on your menu.

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Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Have you tried any vegetables from a garden or farmers market this month? Invite kids or grandkids to help you select, harvest and/or prepare them. Try these interesting ways to enjoy early season lettuce, radishes and green beans.

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Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables in Season

Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables in Season

Check out the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season in the spring. "In season" means they are at their best quality and price.

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"Planned-overs" Save Time and Money

"Planned-overs" Save Time and Money

I always run out of time to prepare food after I get home from work. I grab take-out food too often for my budget. I have some time on Sunday afternoons to do some cooking, but I could use some ideas.

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10 Tips for Smart Snacking

10 Tips for Smart Snacking

Whether you are a child or an adult, most of us enjoy snacks. Well-chosen snacks can boost your nutrition and keep you energetic at home, work or school.

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Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!

What is the main reason people choose the foods they do? Are you thinking about nutrition, food safety or cost? All of these play a role, but "taste" or "flavor" is the top reason.

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Try Indoor Herb Gardening

Try Indoor Herb Gardening

At this time of year, many of us enjoy seeing something green growing in our homes. How about trying indoor herb gardening?

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