Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Breakfast: The first meal of good health

breakfast

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

watermelon salad

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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Recipe: Fall Harvest Salad

apples

This recipe can easily be cut in half if fewer servings are needed. It is a colorful side dish for a tailgate party, potluck or holiday dinner. Ingredients: 4 carrots, shredded 3 small parsnips, shredded 2 Granny Smith apples (or any other variety), peeled, cored and finely chopped 1 cup…
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Recipe: Roasted Figs with Honey

figs and honey

 

Figs are harvested in Georgia from mid-June to mid-October. One medium-sized, fresh fig averages 37 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates and about 2 grams of fiber.
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Recipe: Field Peas & Rice

fresh field peas

Field peas have been used in the South for over 300 years. They were first grown in the rice and corn fields to add nitrogen back into the soil.

 
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Recipe: Edamame Succotash

edamame n corn

Soy is found in many different forms, including whole green soybeans (also known as edamame), soymilk, soy flour, tofu and isolated soy protein or textured soy protein. Soy is a “complete protein”, meaning it has all the essential amino acids that the body needs. Soy foods are a great alternative to meat and other animal foods for individuals who are vegetarian or who may not be able to afford meat, chicken or fish.
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