Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Reducing Food Waste

Food Waste Hierarchy

Have you ever considered your sustainable habits? What do you do to reduce your carbon footprint? Do you commit to “going green?” Do you consider yourself resourceful or conservative? Whatever you do in terms of sustainable living, we can all do more to lessen the impact on the Earth.
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Cabbage: The Power Vegetable

cabbage

Cabbage is one of the most versatile and nutritious vegetables. With more than 400 different varieties grown throughout the world, one acre of cabbage can yield more edible vegetable than any other plant. Georgia grew 74 million worth of cabbage in 2015.

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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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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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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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Back to Basics: Carb Counting

USDA MyPlate

By now, you probably know that carbohydrates are a nutrient in food that affects your blood sugar. Eat too many, and your blood sugar may get too high. If you don’t eat enough carbohydrate, your blood sugar may be too low.
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