Fresh Bean Snacks

Apr 21

Fresh Bean Snacks

Fresh beans are an April Foods of the Month. Foods like fresh green beans, lima beans, fava beans (also known as broad beans) and edamame are bite size, healthy alternatives to typical snacks like chips, pretzels or cookies. Here are some ideas to get snacking with fresh beans in April! Green Beans with Low-Fat Ranch Dressing - Trim the ends off of fresh green...

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Thunder, Lightning

Apr 21

Thunder, Lightning

Hello hello, This weekend was full of storms, which meant lots of rain, thunder, and lightning. While it was a bummer that playing outside with my friends wasn’t happening, the storms did allow me to jump back into my library books. After my speed-reading over Spring Break, I had to slow down, as I now have school and homework to get to. But this weekend was once...

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Green Thumb

Apr 18

Green Thumb

Continuing with the National Gardening Month theme, we thought we would share another fun OrganWise video about gardening. Everyone may not have a “green thumb” initially, but one can easily learn how to grow healthy fruits and...

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Nuts about Beans (and Nuts)

Apr 17

Nuts about Beans (and Nuts)

Well hello everyone! In case you haven’t heard, the Foods of the Month for April are nuts and beans. Nuts are a great food to snack on, especially when you’re watching some baseball. Just be mindful about the quantity you eat as they can disappear fast! And beans, well you can eat them as a side (green beans with your grilled chicken dinner), or a little snack...

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Celebrate Easter Without the Sugar

Apr 16

Celebrate Easter Without the Sugar

We shared these ideas last year and thought they would be helpful to pass along again! Plus, we are sharing past Easter and Passover healthy recipes! Navigating the holidays can be a challenge for families trying to make healthy choices. Easter can be a particularly tricky one since baskets filled with chocolate bunnies, cream-filled eggs, and jelly beans bombard...

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UIC Hosts an OrganWise Food Tasting

Apr 15

UIC Hosts an OrganWise Food Tasting

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion (CPHP) has been using The OrganWise Guys programming in a variety of settings for a long time now. Each month, they bring Foods of the Month tastings to school lunchrooms in Chicago with the purpose of educating children about good nutrition and giving them a chance to try new foods. In...

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