Nutrition

Healthy Football Party Snacks: Try Cauliflower Wings!

The only thing that usually comes between a true football fan and his or her high definition flat screen is a coffee table covered with high fat and high calorie munchies. But it doesn’t need to be that way. There are loads of game day snacks for those looking to punt the fat, but not the flavor. “Snacking away through four quarters of football can lead to overeating,” said Patricia Salzer, a regi... »

Is Testing for Vitamin D Deficiency Really Necessary?

  Is Testing for Vitamin D Deficiency Really Necessary? Nearly nine out of 10 upstate New Yorkers have no medical reason to have their vitamin D levels tested, yet health care providers and patients continue to frequently request the test, according to a recent analysis by Univera Healthcare. Vitamin D is often referred to as the miraculous sunshine vitamin because our bodies can usually prod... »

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference at the Supermarket

(StatePoint) From price to quantity to flavor, consumers have always considered how products affect their families when deciding what goes in the shopping cart. And shoppers these days are making purchasing decisions that take global factors into consideration too, thanks to available information about companies’ environmental and human rights track records. Indeed, a new “2015 Carting Away the Oc... »

Stay Safe during National Food Safety Education Month

(StatePoint) Food poisoning, an illness caused by bacteria or other pathogens in food, causes an estimated 48 million illnesses (representing one out of six Americans), 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics. With proper food safety practices you can lower your risk substantially, say experts. “Whether whip... »

Healthy, Affordable Food Choices Made Easy

  (Family Features) It’s a common belief that eating healthy is more expensive. In fact, keeping healthy food affordable was among the top five most concerning life issues revealed by an annual consumer study by The Center for Food Integrity. The truth is, eating healthy can be quick, easy and affordable. You can have value without compromise. However, the produce section can pose a special challe... »

Enhance Pasta Night

Ravioli with Brown Butter and Asparagus Red Pepper Ravioli with Pan-Roasted Corn (Family Features) If you’re looking for new ways to enjoy the delightful flavors of veggies, you may find inspiration in unexpected places. Pasta provides the perfect backdrop for a medley of your favorite garden flavors, but you can take those dishes to a whole new level with a little update to your everyday meal. Bu... »

Urban Garden Fosters Growth in Buffalo’s Youth

By Katie Coleman The Massachusetts Ave. Project (MAP) converted an acre of vacant lots into an urban garden that now serves Buffalo’s west side with fresh produce, filling their grocery store gap and helping educate and employ youth in an area where opportunities are scarce. The west side is dotted with corner stores that may be convenient, but don’t offer the variety of healthy options that groce... »

Healthy, Affordable Food Choices Made Easy

  (Family Features) It’s a common belief that eating healthy is more expensive. In fact, keeping healthy food affordable was among the top five most concerning life issues revealed by an annual consumer study by The Center for Food Integrity. The truth is, eating healthy can be quick, easy and affordable. You can have value without compromise. However, the produce section can pose a special challe... »

Grocery Stores, Farmers’ Markets: So What’s the Difference?

Farmers’ Markets Across WNY Offer Community Support, Fresh Produce By Katie Coleman You don’t have to leave the city limits to strike up conversation with a farmer. People want to know where their food comes from, and with 20 farmers’ markets dotted across Buffalo and Erie County, city dwellers have seasonal access to farm-fresh produce and local products all year long. Improving local food securi... »

Spaghetti Squash Tacos with Sweet and Spicy Pepper Salsa

by Nikki Dinki of the Cooking Channel’s Junk Food Flip Serves 4, makes 8 tacos I promise that your kids will really like the spaghetti squash filling, just make sure to use a chili powder that isn’t too spicy. And instead of the salsa top tacos with whatever are their favorite toppings. Sweet and Spicy Pepper Salsa The pepper salsa can be made ahead of time and is great on everything includi... »

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