Category: Fun in your neighborhood

From parks and community centers to cooking classes and farmers’ markets, your neighborhood has endless opportunities for Healthy Family Fun! Search for things to do and places to go that make it easy and fun to be healthy. (See “Search for fun in your neighborhood” on the right-hand side of the screen.)

Adding Flavor to Food: Oils, Spices, and Dairy

Oils, Fats, Spices and Dairy are all foods that add different tastes to your meal. You can – and should – add different spices and herbs to each meal. However, try to limit your consumption of dairy and oils/fats. These

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An African-Heritage Inspired Meal

Recipes collected from OldWays. Breakfast Maple and Sweet Potato Porridge with Pecans Plantain Pancakes Harissa Eggs on Hummus Toast Lunch Moroccan Pasta with Lamb Lentil Curry Stew South African Cucumber Sambal Dinner Cajun Style Gumbo Cape Verdean Rice and Beans

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Eating Healthy with MyPlate!

Have you heard of MyPlate? It’s an easy way to build healthy eating habits and portion control. The MyPlate graphic below shows you the recommended amount of each food group to eat per meal. Unlike the classic food pyramid, this

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All About Grains

Grains are any food made from the seeds of certain plants, like wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or cereal. Foods made from grains include breads, pasta, grits, tortillas, oatmeal and popcorn. In fact, grains are the world’s single biggest source

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What are proteins?

Proteins are a large and diverse food group, commonly found in animal products but also in some plant-based sources. Protein-rich animal foods include meats (beef, lamb, pork), poultry (chicken, duck, turkey), seafood, and eggs. Plant-based proteins consist of peas, beans,

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Fruits and Vegetables: Half of Your Daily Diet!

Compared to other food groups, fruits and vegetables add the most color to your diet! Besides looking pretty, fruits and veggies contain important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and nutrients needed for a healthy diet. A diet high in these foods can

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Budget-Friendly Family Events in March!

Spring is almost here! As the days get longer, don’t waste a single minute inside. Go around town and enjoy one of these fun and free events – we have something for everyone: 1. EchoKids Music Event Date: Saturday, March

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Budget-Friendly Events in December

We know how busy the holiday season can get. With shopping, parties, and family visits, it’s a whirlwind of a month! Try to take some time out with the kids and attend one of these fun, budget-friendly events. 1. Boston

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Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Forget about the turkey – side dishes and desserts are the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner! Whether it’s mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, or cranberry sauce, everyone has a favorite! This year, try one of these healthier –

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Easy Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is over and now your fridge is packed with delicious leftovers. Not to worry – we’ve got some easy recipes to transform those leftovers into healthy meals for the rest of the weekend: Turkey Cranberry Lettuce Wraps This lettuce

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