Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Eating Locally begins with Home Garden

veggies

Nothing could be more local –or make you more of a locavore – than eating locally grown produce that comes from your own garden plot. You may be thinking that you don’t have room for a garden, but I assure you that the vegetable garden has become “sweet ‘n’ neat” over the past few years for a couple of reasons.
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Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Native to the Andes Mountains, quinoa is low in sodium, high in fiber, gluten-free and a complete protein, according to the UGA Extension publication “Mother Grain: Quinoa.” It was the food of the Incans and their descendants.
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Getting the Skinny on Chia & Flax Seeds

Mixed seeds and a jar of chia seeds

Items touting chia seeds and flaxseeds are everywhere. What makes these little guys so special?

The seeds are both good sources of fiber, vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat. Unlike flaxseeds, the body can absorb the nutrients from chia seeds whole. Flaxseed, however, cannot be fully digested whole. They must be ground so that the nutrients are available for your body to use.
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Go: George T. Bagby State Park

GeorgeTBagby

Located in southwest Georgia on the shores of Lake Walter F. George (also known as Lake Eufaula), this resort park features a 60-room lodge, conference center and cottages. You can water ski, canoe, boat or fish from the marina, or enjoy activities like tennis, hiking, bike riding, golf and volleyball.

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Recipe: Strawberry Creme Pie

Strawberry Creme Pie

Pick-your-own strawberry farms dapple the state and, after being planted in the fall, are ripe for the picking for about six to 10 weeks beginning as early as March. Fat-free, low in calories and a good source of folic acid, potassium and fiber, eight medium-sized strawberries yield 160 percent of the U.S. recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
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Staying on Track While Traveling

family road trip

Spring and summer often mean vacations and family reunions. Some of us find that traveling can be a big challenge to our healthy eating plans. The good news is that a few tips can help you stay on track while traveling.
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