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Smart Snacks: Healthy Ways to Beat Hunger

Auburn, Ala.—Each person’s taste buds are different, so how you snack may differ from your peers.  Many people have their traditional go-to snack that they grab when they get hungry, but ask yourself if what you are snacking on is the best option for your body. Here are a few  snack options as well as some healthier, guilt free alternatives to junk food snacks. It’s always a good rule ... Read More »

The whole truth: A look at the Whole30 Diet

AUBURN, Ala. – People try fad diets for a number of reasons: to lose weight, eat healthier or practice a lifestyle of discipline. There have been many famous fad diets over the years such as The Atkins Diet, The Paleo Diet and The South Beach Diet. The newest diet trend is the Whole30 diet program and has generated a lot ... Read More »

Dealing with food allergies

Auburn, Ala.—Over the past few decades, the number of people with apparent food allergies has risen. According to The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, a U.S. education group, about 12 million Americans have a food allergy. That’s around 4 percent of the population. Scientists are not entirely sure of the cause, though many believe it comes from a mix of ... Read More »

A Sweet Surprise for Valentines Day

AUBURN, Ala. – With the holiday of hearts right around the corner, try impressing your significant other by making them a sweet surprise in the kitchen. Try these two recipes that will surely sweep them off their feet. Strawberry Cheesecake Butter-flavor vegetable cooking spray 1 10 ounce package frozen slices strawberries 1 3 ounce package strawberry flavored gelatin 1 cup ... Read More »

The “Super Bowl” of Party Food

AUBURN. Ala. – The biggest party of the year is upon us. Try these three recipes for your Super Bowl party. Whether you are cheering on the Panthers or the Broncos, these recipes are sure to make your party a huge hit. Cocktail Weiners 1 10-ounce jar grape jelly 1 cup of your favorite bbq sauce 1 pound cocktail-size beef ... Read More »

Family Night Food and Fun

AUBURN, Ala. – Having a family game night can be a great way to spend quality time with one another. For your next family night, try these two recipes that the whole family can help prepare. You will have a delicious meal and have fun while preparing it. Vegetable Pizza 2 8 ounce packages crescent rolls 2 8 ounce packages ... Read More »

Planning Meals Can Improve Your Health, Finances and Ease of Preparation

Auburn, Alabama —Do you plan meals in advance or do you just throw something together at the last minute? By taking time to plan your meals for as much as a week in advance, you can improve your health, your finances and your ease of preparation. Health – The foods you plan, prepare and serve will supply you and your ... Read More »

Soups Warm You Up on Cold Winter Days

AUBURN, Ala.- During these cold winter days, nothing is more satisfying than a warm bowl of homemade soup. Try these two quick soup recipes that are sure to keep you warm and cozy this winter. Quick Potato Soup 3 cups skim milk 1 cup instant potato flakes 2 tablespoons corn-oil margarine 1 tablespoon instant onion flakes ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ... Read More »

Sugar vs. artificial sweeteners

AUBURN, AL—Sugar substitutes are becoming increasingly popular as people become more aware of the health risks associated with overconsumption of sugar. The World Health Organization recently released new guidelines for sugar intake, suggesting that people limit their sugar consumption to 5 percent of daily caloric intake, or about 6 teaspoons a day. “In the short-term, a high sugar diet may cause tooth ... Read More »

Food Friday: Broccoli Recipes Keep Diet Healthy and Flavorful

AUBURN, Ala. – Trying to eat healthy while still keeping your diet flavorful and delicious? Try these two broccoli recipes. They are sure to bring flavor and help you watch your waistline. Broccoli Casserole 20-ounces frozen or fresh chopped broccoli 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 2 tablespoons grated onion 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 3 tablespoons lemon juice ... Read More »