Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Put a Healthy Spin on Game Day

boys football tailgate

Fall is in the air, and you know what that means…football season is here! Whether you are tailgating on campus or hosting a game day party at your home, following a few easy tips can ensure you have a fun and healthy game day! Choose game day dishes that offer…
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Recipe: Apple Pistachio Crisp

ApplePistachioCrisp

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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Nutty Nutrition

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Nuts and seeds are calorie-rich and easy to snack on. The most popular nuts eaten in the U.S. are walnuts, pecans, filberts, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, pistachios, almonds, pine nuts, chestnuts and macadamia nuts. Popular seeds include pumpkin, sesame, flax and sunflower seeds.   Nuts and seeds contain many nutrients,…
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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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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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