Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Recipe: Herb-Stuffed Mushrooms

stuffed mushrooms

Stuffing mushrooms just makes something wonderful even better! But what you stuff in these tasty little vegetables can make or break the dish. Typically, mushrooms are stuffed with foods containing saturated fats and sodium. So, if you’re trying to watch one or both of these, consider various herbs and spices…
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Swapping ground turkey for beef: Is it always the best choice?

farm fresh animal graphic

Written by Hannah Wilson, BS, Graduate Student, Dietetic Intern, and Ali Berg, PhD, RDN, LD, Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist Turkey burgers, turkey meatballs, turkey tacos and other dishes made with ground turkey are popping up on restaurant menus, food blogs, and in cookbooks as seemingly healthy alternatives to their…
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Go: S.O.A.R. 5K to benefit local Special Olympics

Check out the 5K Special Olympics Annual Run in Athens, Saturday, November 11.  All proceeds will go to the Clarke County Schools Chapter of Special Olympics. The race is open to runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair participants of all ages. When: Saturday, November 11, 2017  Location:  Hillsman Middle School • 870 Gaines School…
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Recipe: Central Valley Harvest Bake

Close-up of casserole dish of cooked Harvest Bake ingredients

Squash are classified into two groups—summer squash and winter squash. In Georgia, summer squash are harvested May through October, while winter squash are harvested August through December. Summer squash grows on non-vining bushes. Winter squash matures on the vine and its hard rind helps with winter storage. Both types are…
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Put a Healthy Spin on Game Day

boys football tailgate

Fall is in the air, and you know what that means…football season is here! Whether you are tailgating on campus or hosting a game day party at your home, following a few easy tips can ensure you have a fun and healthy game day! Choose game day dishes that offer…
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Go: Leaf Watch Sunset Hike at Ft. Mountain

Ft. Mountain fall leaves

Friday, October 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Fall is beautiful at Fort Mountain. Experience the beauty of sunset over the landscape of fall colors with the leaf watch sunset hike. $3 per person, plus parking/park entry fee. Register at the Visitor Center. Space is limited. A scenic drive on Highway…
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Recipe: Apple Pistachio Crisp

ApplePistachioCrisp

Fruit-based desserts can contribute to making half your plate fruits and veggies. True to their name, Honeycrisp apples are sweet and crunchy, perfectly delicious raw, but also ideal in baking. And their sweetness lends potential to reducing added sugar, as we did with this apple crisp. Bring this to your…
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