Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

They say April showers bring May flowers, right? Well we’re ready! As the weather warms up and the trees start to bud, we’re thinking about ways to freshen up our meals, too. Below are a few ideas for lightening up your menus for the warmer months ahead using yogurt. Why is yogurt a refrigerator staple? …

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Holy cow! Eating locally & seasonally is easier than it seems

Holy cow! Eating locally & seasonally is easier than it seems

Blog post written by University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Program dietetic intern Taylor Nonnenmacher. — Isn’t it wonderful that due to modern dairy farmer’s production methods, and having farms located here in New England, we can have fresh milk and dairy products year-round, right in our grocery stores? Milk is highly perishable, but over the …

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Dairy is (WIC)ked Important in this Nutrition Program!

Dairy is (WIC)ked Important in this Nutrition Program!

Blog post written by University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Program dietetic intern Taylor Nonnenmacher. — Did you know that dairy has been a continued staple in the 45-year-old nutrition assistance program, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)? As a former WIC Nutritionist, I worked to promote dairy consumption by educating participants about the benefits included in …

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St. Paddy’s Day Recipes

St. Paddy’s Day Recipes

One of my favorite days of the year is less than a week away… St. Paddy’s Day! Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Paddy’s is a fun time to take part in celebrating traditional Irish foods, drinks, and heritage. One year, I was lucky enough to be in Galway, Ireland for the holiday, and the …

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Make Your Own Milk Steamers

Make Your Own Milk Steamers

We all love a tall glass of milk with dinner. And who could eat chocolate cake without ice cold milk? But then there is that steamy side of milk we just can’t resist. Lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate – how would we ever get through winter without them? Milk steamers are another option that are caffeine-free …

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A DASH of Heart-Healthy Eating

A DASH of Heart-Healthy Eating

This post was written by our former intern Maggie Dagosto who was a dietetic intern graduate from the University of New Hampshire. Have you heard of the top-rated diet in America? The DASH Diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, contains no magical superfood or calorie counting, yet it has again been ranked one of the top diets …

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Pistachio Coquito: Traditional Christmas from Puerto Rico

Pistachio Coquito: Traditional Christmas from Puerto Rico

Blog post written by University of New Hampshire dietetic intern Kalelys L. Calero.   Puerto Rico has the longest Christmas celebration, it begins Thanksgiving Eve and continues into the middle of January. Puerto Rico festivities are famous for singing carols called “parrandas” where friends gather late in the evening and visit different houses to sing …

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Holiday traditions, dairy farm style!

Holiday traditions, dairy farm style!

The holiday season is upon us! As family and friends gather to celebrate wonderful traditions over the next month, we would like to share with you a peek into holiday time on the dairy farm. Watch our segment on CT Style and read our blog post below!   Traditions Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Farm reminds …

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3 Tips to Lighten up your Holiday Recipes

3 Tips to Lighten up your Holiday Recipes

Ahh it’s already November…can you believe it!? As we come closer to the holiday season, the endless offerings of holiday cookies, appetizers, and meals can take its toll on your healthful eating efforts. So how can you and your family indulge without feeling like you did? In this blog post, you’ll learn three ingredient swaps …

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