Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Navigating Holiday Parties

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The holiday season is filled with all types of parties. While they can put you in a festive mood and allow you to catch up with family and friends, they can also derail your diet when finger foods and delicious beverages abound. Do you have to deprive yourself at these…
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Recipe: Chicken and Dumpling Soup

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Try this spin on an all-time favorite chicken and dumplings. This easy, one-pot meal can be made for a family or ready to serve a crowd. Ingredients For the Soup: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cups carrot, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped, including some leaves 8 cups chicken broth, fat free,…
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Recipe: Herb-Stuffed Mushrooms

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Stuffing mushrooms just makes something wonderful even better! But what you stuff in these tasty little vegetables can make or break the dish. Typically, mushrooms are stuffed with foods containing saturated fats and sodium. So, if you’re trying to watch one or both of these, consider various herbs and spices…
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Swapping ground turkey for beef: Is it always the best choice?

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Written by Hannah Wilson, BS, Graduate Student, Dietetic Intern, and Ali Berg, PhD, RDN, LD, Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist Turkey burgers, turkey meatballs, turkey tacos and other dishes made with ground turkey are popping up on restaurant menus, food blogs, and in cookbooks as seemingly healthy alternatives to their…
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Recipe: Central Valley Harvest Bake

Close-up of casserole dish of cooked Harvest Bake ingredients

Squash are classified into two groups—summer squash and winter squash. In Georgia, summer squash are harvested May through October, while winter squash are harvested August through December. Summer squash grows on non-vining bushes. Winter squash matures on the vine and its hard rind helps with winter storage. Both types are…
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