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National Nutrition Month, Week 3: Food Safety

By Caitlyn Talbert, 2018 Dietetic Intern [Sodexo] For week 3 of National Nutrition Month, we bring you some notes on food safety. Part of what allows us to “go further with food” involves proper storage and preparation methods. This is … Continue reading

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National Nutrition Month, Week 2: Food sustainability

By Caitlyn Talbert, 2018 Dietetic Intern [Sodexo] For week two of National Nutrition Month®, we bring you some words of wisdom about food sustainability, specifically as it relates to our grocery lists and purchasing habits. A lot of energy and … Continue reading

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March is National Nutrition Month!

By Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD, Open Arms Nutrition Specialist March is National Nutrition Month®, a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and establishing healthy eating … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #322: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

By Patrick Johnson, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] Everyone loves a nice hot bowl of soup, and what better time is there to enjoy your favorite soup than during the cold winter months in Minnesota? This … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #321: Vegetarian Chickpea “Meatballs”

By Rebecca Kapsen, Dietetic Intern [Priority Nutrition Care] Meatballs and the incredible smell of Italian seasonings bring such feelings of warmth and comfort – even when they aren’t made with meat! Chickpeas are great ingredients to use when making vegetarian … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #320: Sweet Potato Salad

By Karlie Weiler, Summer Meals Intern While visiting my sister in Madison, we went out to eat at Ian’s Pizza. I ordered a salad – a huge mistake according to her since their pizza is “legendary.” I wasn’t trying to … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #319: Hearty Split Pea Soup

By Caitlyn Talbert, Dietetic Intern [Sodexo] It’s cold out there! For this chilly Minnesota week, I’d like to share with you what I keep simmering on my stove on days when the windchill begs you to stay inside and reach … Continue reading

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Open Arms Cooking Classes at Whole Foods Market

We’re partnering with Whole Foods Market on two different cooking classes centered on healthy, nutritious food. At each class and tour, you’ll take home a tote bag with yummy samples, recipes and a $5 Whole Foods Market gift card. Good … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #318: Yummy Yogurt Parfait

By Karlie Weiler, 2017 Summer Meals Intern Fresh, frozen, or canned?  Many people wonder if it’s unhealthy to opt for frozen or canned fruits and vegetables. They tend to be cheaper than fresh produce, especially during Minnesota winters. It is … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #317: Red Wine Braised Beef Stew

By: Ryan Lehmann, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] This recipe is one that really gets the nostalgia going. Growing up in Wisconsin, I had my fair share of snowy weather, and on the weekends, I would spend my days … Continue reading

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