Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

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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Go: Birdwalk & 400 Mile Challenge at FDR

Scenic view of F.D. Roosevelt Park

Saturdays- Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & Oct. 14 FDR State Park  Join Dr. Birkhead for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners.  Check list provided. Meet at the Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking….
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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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Go: Your State Parks Day

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Our annual Your State Parks Day – Friends biggest volunteer day of the year – is Saturday, September 30th.  FREE admission for all volunteers. Come help us Celebrate Georgia and all her beautiful historical and cultural beauty! Each of your parks and historic sites have carefully chosen special projects that are…
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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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Fall is Apple Pickin’ time!

Fall is the time of year when apples are perfect for picking. There are several places, mostly in north Georgia, where you can pick your own apples. Go online to find several you-pick locations. Next time you are at your local farmer’s market or grocery store, try an apple you’ve never…
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