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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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Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Native to the Andes Mountains, quinoa is low in sodium, high in fiber, gluten-free and a complete protein, according to the UGA Extension publication “Mother Grain: Quinoa.” It was the food of the Incans and their descendants.
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Getting the Skinny on Chia & Flax Seeds

Mixed seeds and a jar of chia seeds

Items touting chia seeds and flaxseeds are everywhere. What makes these little guys so special?

The seeds are both good sources of fiber, vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat. Unlike flaxseeds, the body can absorb the nutrients from chia seeds whole. Flaxseed, however, cannot be fully digested whole. They must be ground so that the nutrients are available for your body to use.
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Recipe: Strawberry Creme Pie

Strawberry Creme Pie

Pick-your-own strawberry farms dapple the state and, after being planted in the fall, are ripe for the picking for about six to 10 weeks beginning as early as March. Fat-free, low in calories and a good source of folic acid, potassium and fiber, eight medium-sized strawberries yield 160 percent of the U.S. recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
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Staying on Track While Traveling

family road trip

Spring and summer often mean vacations and family reunions. Some of us find that traveling can be a big challenge to our healthy eating plans. The good news is that a few tips can help you stay on track while traveling.
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