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#HealthCenterSpotlight: Martha Eliot Health Center

Martha Eliot Health Center is our #HealthCenterSpotlight of the month! For the past fifty years, this Boston Children’s Hospital-affiliated health center has taken care of the neighboring Jamaica Plain area. Martha Eliot offers a variety of fitness sessions and food

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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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Latin-American Heritage Meal Plan

Breakfast Southwest Zucchini and Pepper Scramble Peanut and Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes Aztec Honey and Cocoa Porridge Lunch Baja Fish Tacos Shrimp and Avocado Salad Wild Rice and Corn Salad Dinner Arroz con Pollo Cucumber and Serrano Chile Salad Colombian Beef

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Budget-Friendly Events in April

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. Smithsonian Museum Day 2020 Date: Saturday

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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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Celebrating Spinach!

In honor of National Spinach Day, we’re sharing some of our favorite spinach recipes! It’s such a fun vegetable to cook with. You can put it in almost anything, from pasta sauce, to soup, to delicious smoothies! It’s also great

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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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