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Summer treats | Valley Life

The great taste of summer is delicious. And I’m not talking about ice cream and sundaes.

Those too, but, I’m talking more about the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that can excite your palate. Best time to practice sustainable eating.

Conscious market shopping is a great way to celebrate it the whole summer. Local grocery stores, The Boulevard’s Farmers Market on Thursdays, is bursting with colorful array of delicious fruits and vegetables.

The My Plate symbol helps us to adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for America. The guidelines focus on balancing food intake with physical

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16 Recipes That Give New Life to Your Fruit and Veggie Scraps

Some food scraps are too tasty to end up in the compost bin; most fruit and vegetable peels, stalks, and greens can be baked, boiled, roasted, and blended for a zero-waste meal.


About 30-40% of our national food supply is wasted each year, which accounts for 11% of US greenhouse gas emissions. Most food scraps sent to landfills and compost piles, however, are perfectly edible, inspiring cooking communities to dedicate themselves to waste-free cooking: chefs like Max La Manna and Alison Mountford (the brain behind Ends+Stems) teach their followers how to repurpose food waste in their cooking, and use

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10 Simple Dinner Ideas for Healthy Eating in Real Life

You may think that preparing healthy, delicious dinners at home is a complicated process, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be.

Even though I love food and enjoy cooking, I like to keep it simple when it comes to mealtime. This means choosing recipes that are easy to follow and don’t involve complicated cooking techniques or seemingly never-ending steps.

Here are 10 of my go-to simple dinner recipes that can help you get a healthy meal on the table quickly.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with beneficial nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber

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