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Winter in the northeast means plenty of root vegetables at the market. The following vegetables and produce are in season in January and February in the Northeast US:

Cabbage Carrots Onions Potatoes Squash Turnips

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Portion Control

On January 20, 2012 By

Judging healthy portions is difficult, especially given that the portions sizes in general have grown larger and larger in recent years.  My own trouble with portion control is that I’ve become used to outsized servings offered at restaurants.  It is easier to reduce your portions of food through visualization, weighing and by physically restricting the […]

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To assist with pricing and inventory control, all produce is labeled with price look-up codes (also referred to as PLU code, product code, or price code).  PLU codes are  4-digit numbers.  Although the PLU code may be prefixed with a 5th digit to indicate if the item is organic, it is not a a reliable […]

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Regular exercise is key to losing weight, but, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, women who wrote about their most important values 15 minutes a day lost more weight than those who didn’t.

This makes a lot of sense: thinking about yourself positively and what’s important to you […]

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Making Weight Loss Permanent

On December 30, 2011 By

Tara Parker-Pope writes for the New York Times Magazine about the difficulty dieters have in maintaining, rather than just achieving, lower weight, due to, among other issues, metabolic levels in the newly thinner requiring much more exercise and lower calorie intake compared to those who are naturally at that weight.

Although it may […]

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

On December 28, 2011 By

Eating healthily can be challenging for anyone, but it is even more difficult when buying food on a small budget. Shoppers are often tempted to simply buy processed foods that are high in calories and do not provide adequate nutrients. These five tips will help you eat healthily despite the constraints of a small food […]

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Relax with a Farm Visit

On December 26, 2011 By

Regardless of your role, life on a farm operates at a slower, if more physical, pace than the one many of us lead in offices, warehouses or taking care of kids at home.  My step-grandfather raised horses and livestock, and I vividly remember the smell of oats and hay, long walks outside to carry out […]

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My wife drinks a lot of seltzer at home, however the cost adds up and the  bottles contribute to our bag of recyclables.  After reading about the SodaStream system, I bought one for her for Christmas. It’ll save us a ton of money and reduce what we throw out as well.


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7 Ways to Reduce Meat in Your Diet

On December 17, 2011 By

I love good food and eating well and interesting, but my concerns and thoughts about what I eat changed after I saw the movie Food, Inc. a few years ago.  The film discussed industrial farming, which takes advantage of technology and economies of scale to produce a high volume […]

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