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Fresh Cranberries are Easy and Nutritious!

Cranberries are in season October through December and are always a favorite during the holidays. Cranberries are are richly hued, rich in flavor and rich in nutrients. In fact, cranberries have some of the highest antioxidant levels among edible berries. In addition, cranberries are: Rich in phytonutrients, especially proanthocyanin, which protects against inflammation, bacterial infections, […]

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How to Cook a Fresh Pumpkin for Recipes

By Jennifer M. Wood, MS, RDN | www.anutritiousdish.com Pumpkins are actually a type of winter squash and although known for making Jack-O-lanterns, pumpkins are quite tasty and nutritious too! The bright orange color should be a dead give-a-way that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant called beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in […]

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Masala Chai

Green Tea or Black Tea? How to Make Chai Tea

By Jennifer M. Wood, MS, RDN | www.anutritiousdish.com Tea is one of the most popular beverages around the world and with the cooler weather settling in here in Minnesota, it time to start enjoying this delicious beverage. But what’s the difference between black tea, green tea, or even oolong tea? All true tea plants come […]

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Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Nutrition & Cooking

By Jennifer M. Wood, MS, RDN | www.anutritiousdish.com Spaghetti squash are a type of winter squash that gets its name from the pale-yellow flesh that can be fluffed into stringy, spaghetti-like strands.  These squash are loved by gluten-free, paleo and Primal dieters because of their ability to hold your favorite pasta sauce with fewer calories […]

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Organic Apples

Apple Nutrition! Easy Cinnamon Apple Topping Recipe

By Jennifer M Wood, MS, RDN | www.anutritiousdish.com Delicious and crunchy, apples are one of the most popular fruits in the US, and many varieties are created nearby at the University of Minnesota. In fact, the honey crisp apple is a Minnesota University winner! It’s also quickly becoming a prized variety around the world for […]

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