Health

The NE Michigan Food & Farming Network is Taking a Place at the Table

Local food councils bring the community together to promote the well-being of their local food system. The newly formed Northeast Michigan Food & Farming Network  (NEMFFN) envisions a future where all people in the area have access to food that is fresh and regionally grown, priced fairly for the farmer, and produced in a way which […]

3 Ways to Drink Local during Dry January

Happy New Year! For a fresh start, many people are abstaining from alcohol this month, for Dry January. Fortunately, Michigan is home to a wide variety of coffee roasters, kombucha brewers, and tea purveyors. Check out some of our favorite non-alcoholic Michigan beverage businesses!  Coffee  Higher Grounds Trading Co. : Located in Traverse City, this […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Sweeten your Life, Locally

The holidays are here! At this time of the year we are reflecting on the year behind us and many often look to a new year’s resolution to start things off right.  So in the spirit of the season may we suggest a realistic resolution that will help you support your local economy.  Swap your […]

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Cozy Winter Meals: Boosting Nutrition in Winter

Michigan winter can feel long and grey. While there may be less variety in food grown around the state, what is grown makes for some excellent comfort food. Potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and swiss chard, combine with other ingredients to create fabulous nutrient-dense dishes.  Check out some of the dishes below that incorporate winter seasonal ingredients. […]

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Eat your Greens! Potassium & Health

Potassium is an essential micronutrient, mineral, and an electrolyte. You can find this essential nutrient in unprocessed foods, such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds. Fortunately, this time of year is a great time to get your potassium from locally grown foods! Green veggies like broccoli, spinach, and swiss chard are all good sources, […]

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Roasted Pumpkin Mole

FYT Health Foods is a meal prep service based out of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City. They performed a cooking demonstration sponsored by TLD at the Groundwork Center’s recent Farms, Food & Health Conference in late September. Here’s their recipe!

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Roman Green Beans

Forget the mushy, flavorless green beans of the past. Try out this recipe for zippy, crisp beans! Our dietetic intern, Mieko Diener, prepared this dish at a recent cooking demo at the Pittsfield Township Farmers Market.

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Food @ MSU: What to eat, what not to eat

Food can be confusing for anyone, but as a mom, it’s even more complicated. I’m constantly attempting to achieve balance between what’s healthiest for my family and what my boys are willing to eat, which changes often. And I don’t always succeed, despite good intentions. My oldest regularly requests mac and cheese, while the toddler […]

Eggs: Unscrambling the Science

If it seems like every few years the recommendations for eating eggs changes, that’s because it does. The issue is that egg yolks are a rich source of dietary cholesterol, but do not contain saturated fats which co-exist in most other sources of cholesterol like red meats. Cholesterol is an important structural component in all […]

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