On Your Plate:  April

On Your Plate: April

April 4, 2017 / in Healthy Lifestyles / by Robin Estevez

Aprils is here and along with it all kinds of wonderful foods.  One of the most common questions we get each month is “what’s in season.” To better serve our neighbors we’re creating helpful infographics to highlight what you should be buying each month. Some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season for April include: Artichokes Arugula (Rocket) Asparagus Beans Beets Chicory Chives Dandelion greens Fava Beans Fiddlehead Fern Horseradish Leeks (end of season) Lettuce (leaf and head) Limes Morel Mushrooms Oranges Papayas Peas Ramps Rhubarb Shallots Strawberries Sweet Onions Turnips Watercress In this month’s “On Your Plate”, we’ll take a look at what is in season for the month of April and share a great glaze recipe

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Foodtown and Fresh EBT App

Foodtown and Fresh EBT App

March 27, 2017 / in Healthy Lifestyles / by Robin Estevez

Do you have an EBT Snap or Food Stamp Card?  Or know someone who does? Then I have great news for you. Your local Foodtown is partnering up with FreshEBT (www.freshebt.com) to get you an extra $10 every time you spend $100 using your club card. Let me repeat that, “You get an extra $10 every time your spend $100 at Foodtown using your club card.” This is an exclusive promotion only available at Foodtown with FreshEBT.  It’s almost like getting paid to shop for your groceries.  Something you were already going to do. Here’s how it works…. Download the FreshEBT app and register your EBT Snap Card to it. Link your Foodtown Club Card to the FreshEBT app. Shop

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How can coffee compete?

How can coffee compete?

March 9, 2017 / in Healthy Lifestyles / by Robin Estevez

Lately, I made a switch that even shocked me. What’s more unbelievable is how I’ve been able to stick to it. I dropped coffee. Got off the double espresso bullet train and stepped back onto the platform. See coffee and me were always together. It got me through thick and thin, early mornings and late nights. We were like two beans in a pod – made for each other. Then we kind of began drifting away from each other. It happened gradually with Hilda in my office mixing and matching the sample tea bags we kept getting in the mail. The 2 PM coffee got replaced by the ever-changing, very aromatic, flavorful, zen-inducing assortment of teas. How could coffee keep

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The Benefits Of Walking

The Benefits Of Walking

January 9, 2017 / in Healthy Lifestyles / by ftadmin

Walking is a great way to improve your health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, aids in weight loss; burns body fat, strengthens bones; reduces risks of bone fracture, prevents type two diabetes, strengthens heart and its improves efficiency, improves overall fitness, lowers blood pressure; reduces cholesterol levels, increases high-density lipoprotein, improves efficiency of lungs. Is Walking Really a Workout? Walking is the easiest form of exercise to stay fit. It is convenient because it can be done almost anywhere and anytime, whether you’re walking to class or down the street. Walking is exercise

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