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plate of Mexican dishes enchiladas, rice, and fresh salsa

MyPlate-inspired Meals from Mexico

Mexico is known for its melting pot of influences to create distinct and tasty meals. Mexican staple foods include corn, wheat, and rice. Corn can be found either by itself or made into corn dough (masa) to make Mexican meals such as empanadas, tamales, and tortillas. Wheat is mainly used to make tortillas for tacos, enchiladas, and migas. Rice is a staple grain used as a side dish or as part of recipes like Arroz con Pollo. Continue reading

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Eat Smart, Mediterranean Style!

Feeling inspired to make your diet more Mediterranean? Many Israelis and people living in Mediterranean countries eat lots of whole grains, nuts, fish, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Adding more of these foods to your diet is simple, affordable, and helps keep your heart healthy. Here you will find some easy tips for making common Israeli dishes that follow a Mediterranean style and won’t break your budget. Continue reading

Water’s In, Soda’s Out… But Wait There’s More

You have heard how important water is for your children. Choosing water helps your children stay hydrated and keeps the electrolytes in their growing body balanced. Replacing sugar-filled drinks with water also reduces the amount of calories that they are consuming. Unfortunately, kids don’t always want to drink water and still ask for those sugary drinks. You may be confused when this happens and feel like you are out of options, but good news! Help is here!

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Less Wasted Food, Less Wasted Money

Wasting food is like throwing money in the trash. USDA estimates that 31% of all the food in the United States gets thrown away. It’s important to avoid wasting food as much as possible for those of us on tight budgets so that we get the most nutrition from our food purchases. And reducing the amount of food waste that ends up in landfills is good for the planet, too. Continue reading