Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Eating Local begins with Home Garden

fresh field peas

Nothing could be more local –or make you more of a locavore – than eating locally grown produce that comes from your own garden plot. You may be thinking that you don’t have room for a garden, but I assure you that the vegetable garden has become “sweet ‘n’ neat”…
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Recipe: Spring Minestrone Soup

minestrone soup

Spinach is harvested in Georgia between November and May. Baby spinach is harvested earlier than regular spinach, so the leaves are smaller and more tender, but the nutritional value is the same. Raw baby spinach has no fat or calories, and is high in vitamins A and K as well…
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Heart Health Month

American Heart Association logo

By Jay Morris February is here! This means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. But did you know that there’s another reason to celebrate the month of February? This month is American Heart Month. The purpose of American Heart Month is to promote healthy hearts. Keeping your heart healthy…
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Recipe: Baked Egg Rolls

This easy-to-prepare baked version of the egg roll leaves out the deep fryer and uses far less oil than a traditional recipe. It also incorporates a large serving of vegetables and protein. We hope your resolutions still include healthy food choices for clean energy that help you move more so you…
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Recipe: Winter Crisp

cran crisp

We have a feeling this recipe will hit the spot for most our readers. On a week with projected snow, a warm treat is just the thing to keep our spirits up. We like this dessert because it’s low in fat and contains ingredients that sweeten the treat without hiking…
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Recipe: Hopping John for Good Luck in 2018

black eyed peas

Hoppin’ John is traditional fare for New Year’s and is a perfect dish to serve alongside some whole wheat cornbread to garner good luck in the new year. Traditionally made with black-eyed peas, this delicious dish carries symbolism for luck, progress, and wealth. Serve it over brown rice and substitute turkey bacon…
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Navigating Holiday Parties

candlespinecones

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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