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Looking for Some Fusion? Try Our Fusion Indo Mexican Rice Recipe

Looking for Some Fusion? Try Our Fusion Indo Mexican Rice Recipe posted on Nov 2

By Kinnari Chitalia, RD, LDN, CLC, Nutritionist, Dorchester North WIC Program This is the era of fusion music, art and fashion, so follow me as we take a stroll down the road of a tasty and interesting fusion recipe!   This recipe combines the exotic flavors   …Continue Reading Looking for Some Fusion? Try Our Fusion Indo Mexican Rice Recipe

Nutrition Tips for a Happy and Healthy Halloween!

Nutrition Tips for a Happy and Healthy Halloween! posted on Oct 25

By Lisha Andrew Halloween is a fun time for families with children of all ages. It’s a day filled with celebration, superstition and, of course, candy—lots of candy. But don’t worry! Here are a few tips to enjoy the holiday without getting sugar overload. Watch   …Continue Reading Nutrition Tips for a Happy and Healthy Halloween!

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat!

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat! posted on Aug 23

By Kiara Roffo Now that summer is here and temperatures are rising, drinking water is even more important. During the summer months, I try to drink as much water as I can. I’m known for carrying around a water bottle everywhere I go! Our bodies   …Continue Reading Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat!

Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats

Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats posted on Jul 25

I love trying out exciting new food trends and ingredients in the kitchen! I do have to be careful sometimes because not all trends are good trends.  You may have heard the recent news regarding the popular ingredient, coconut oil.  In recent years, coconut oil   …Continue Reading Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats

Master Your Memorial Day with This Easy Recipe!

Master Your Memorial Day with This Easy Recipe! posted on May 26

By V. Paige Murphy The warmer spring and summer months provide the perfect excuse to fire up the grill. Use this opportunity to try more seasonal fruits and vegetables available in your area. Fruits and veggies are high in fiber and packed with the nutrients   …Continue Reading Master Your Memorial Day with This Easy Recipe!

Kids in The Kitchen!

Kids in The Kitchen! posted on Apr 10

By Federika Garcia Muchacho and Meaghan Sutherland Looking for a chef’s assistant?  Give your child a healthy and nutritious start by involving them in the kitchen! Offering hands-on cooking experiences when they are little can help create a lifelong love of healthy foods.    Involving kids   …Continue Reading Kids in The Kitchen!

Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero!

Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero! posted on Feb 27

By Grace Ling and Meaghan Sutherland Here is a scene you may know well: you’ve come home late after a long day, peeled off your heavy winter layers, and now you’re trying to come up with an answer to, “What’s for dinner?!” We know that   …Continue Reading Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero!

Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day!

Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day! posted on Feb 14

By Eliza Mellion, M.S. This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget that—thanks to the American Heart Association—February is American Heart Month! It can be hard to resist the chocolates, candy hearts, and pink-frosted cupcakes that this holiday brings.  While it’s fun to shower our loved ones with   …Continue Reading Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day!

Mindful Eating!

Mindful Eating! posted on Feb 7

  By Federika Garcia Muchacho and Meaghan Sutherland Have you ever felt like you are eating or craving some foods when you aren’t even hungry? Do you go right to the fridge or pantry when you’re feeling stressed? Do you try to multitask when you   …Continue Reading Mindful Eating!

Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season!

Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season! posted on Nov 29

By Tracey Munson and Meaghan Sutherland The holiday season is on our doorstep, accompanied by an endless supply of gravy, fudge, gingerbread, and figgy pudding (okay, maybe not that last one).  While enjoying some of these foods is something we look forward to every year,   …Continue Reading Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season!