Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Go: Smithgall Woods State Park

fishing at Smithgall

With more than 20 miles of roads and trails to explore, Smithgall Woods State Park is a paradise for walkers and hikers. Be sure to bring your camera with you; wildlife observation and photography opportunities are abundant.
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Recipe: Guiltless Coleslaw

coleslaw

One serving of coleslaw from a fast food restaurant can contain as much as 11 grams of fat. Here is a lower-fat version that only has 3 grams of fat per serving and makes a great side dish with a sandwich. You can also use it to top a BBQ pork sandwich or a reduced-fat hot dog.
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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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