Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Recipe: Herb-Stuffed Mushrooms

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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?

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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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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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Recipe: Apple Pistachio Crisp

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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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Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash

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This stuffed squash recipe provides 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C and 15 percent of iron. What’s more, each serving is perfectly portioned inside half the acorn squash so you won’t be tempted to overeat the delicious filling. Serves: 12 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time:…
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Breakfast: The first meal of good health

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When most Americans lived on farms, breakfast was a major meal of the day. Chores often preceded it so stomachs had a chance to wake up before the meal was served. Now many of us just try to grab something on the way out the door or from a fast…
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Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Salad

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Ingredients: 6 cups fresh watermelon, cut into cubes 2 cucumbers 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint or basil leaves (or 1⁄4 teaspoon dried) 1⁄4 small red onion, thinly sliced 1⁄4 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1⁄4 teaspoon salt Instructions:…
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