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14 Healthy Smoothies to Kick of the New Year

It’s the start of a new year and resolutions are in full swing. Things like eating better, exercising more and kicking unhealthy habits are usually at the top of the list. Did you know that smoothies are one of the easiest ways to snag some extra nutrition? Here are 14 healthy and delicious ideas to get you started.

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10 Healthy Snacks for New Year's Eve

New Year’s is the time of the year when we set resolutions to eat healthier, go to the gym more or pick up a new hobby. Make sure you start the New Year off right by filling up on these healthy and delicious snacks at your New Year’s Eve party! After all, what party would be complete without the snacks?

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Top 10 Recipes of 2016

We decided to look back at our top recipes for 2016 and share them with you. As busy parents, we know that it’s easier to make a few simple swaps in an already family-favorite than create a whole new recipe, and we’ll be striving to provide more recipes like that in 2017.  

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12 Healthier Hanukkah Recipes

Hanukkah begins this week, with 8 days full of family, fun and food! One of the most popular foods this time of year is potato pancakes, or latkes. Did you know you could switch things up with just about any veggie? From Brussels sprouts to beets, we collected some new takes on this holiday comfort food plus a few other Hanukkah favorites. 

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7 Dessert Ideas Using Avocados

Last month, our friends at Avocados from Mexico shared some delicious and easy ways to swap out ingredients like butter, mayonnaise and sour cream for avocados for an extra produce boost in meals. This time of year, desserts are everywhere. While we believe in everything in moderation, why not make a few simple swaps to boost nutrients? Using avocados in your desserts contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds that can enhance the nutrient quality of the diet.

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Yuca Salad for Christmas

We latinos love to celebrate eating traditional foods like this boiled yuca salad for Christmas. Yuca is a root also known as cassava. This root is very common in the Cuban cuisine and it is prepared in many several ways. Yuca is used as an alternative to potatoes and it is a great complement to a turkey meal or for serving with pork. 

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Fun Snacks for the Holiday Season

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to snuggle up with my boys and watch one of the many Christmas specials on TV. I have so many favorites! Of course, a steaming cup of hot chocolate is the best treat while watching these shows but this year I decided to incorporate fruits into our viewing snacks. Here are some of our healthy and yummy treats that celebrate a couple of the classics!

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Which Apple to Use? Discover the 16 Varieties of Michigan Apples!

When making a holiday dish with apples, it can be a little overwhelming when you head to the grocery store if you don’t know one apple from another. Which one is the best for baking? Adding to a fruit salad? Which are sweet and which are more tart? There are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States and 7,500 varieties grown worldwide. That’s a whole lot of apples! Our friends at Michigan Apples have 16 varieties, each with its own unique flavor.

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8 Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes for the Holidays

Did you know that Native Americans were growing sweet potatoes in America since before Columbus came in 1492? Sweet potatoes are a versatile veggie that can be added to a number of dishes, while also packing in a bunch of health benefits like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, fiber, complex carbohydrates and antioxidants. 

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