Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Recipe: Seasonal Apple Salad

For this delectable and simple seasonal salad, combine diced apples and celery with raisins and nuts. Add dressing and enjoy! Ingredients 2 cups apple (diced) 1 cup celery (diced) 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup nuts 2 tablespoons lite mayonnaise-type dressing (or mayonnaise) 1/16 cup orange juice (1 Tablespoon) Directions 1. Mix orange juice with salad dressing…
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Beware of the Health Halo

By Jordan Lord BS, BSFCS and Alison Berg, PhD, RDN, LD Have you ever accepted that second slice of pie because it was “low carb” or “fat free?” Maybe you ate a whole sleeve of cookies, but weren’t that worried about it because they were labeled “organic.” This phenomenon, known…
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Recipe: Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

We just posted this recipe in June, but our family loves it so much we’ve had it several times. Even for dinner! It is easy to substitute whatever fresh items you have on hand. We use goat cheese instead of ricotta, which adds a few calories (but, it’s worth it!)….
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Recipe: Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit kabobs make a colorful and fun snack that kids can help prepare. Ingredients 1 cup watermelon (chunks) 1 cup pineapple (chunks) 1 cup grapes, red seedless 1 cup strawberries (stemmed) 2 kiwi (peeled and cut in quarters) bamboo skewers 1 cup yogurt, light strawberry Directions 1. Place fruit chunks on bamboo skewers. Place fruit kabobs…
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Recipe: Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta

avocado breakfast

This recipe makes great use of summer produce and is a good example of combining high fiber carbohydrates, with protein and fat to minimize blood sugar spikes. The carbohydrates from the bread are balanced by the fiber in the bread and vegetables, healthy fats in the avocado and eggs, and…
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Recipe: Mango Berry Rotini Salad

mango berry salad

Mango, berries, spinach, and feta cheese make for a colorful twist on pasta salad, with the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. Ingredients 1 cup (4 oz) whole-wheat rotini pasta, uncooked 1 ripe mango 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 2 cups Fresh Baby Spinach 1/2 cup reduced-fat feta cheese   For the vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons extra…
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Recipe: Bell Pepper & Vidalia Onion Strata

Vidalia Onion in field

Bell pepper and Vidalia Onion Strata is a great way to put together a quick brunch. The combination of eggs and vegetables is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. UGA operates the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in southeast Georgia near Lyons in Toombs County. Fertility studies…
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