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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Quaker® Soft Baked Bars

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I love days spent in the kitchen baking Peanut Butter & Banana Muffins, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins or Banana & Blueberry Nut Muffins. There’s something special about both the smell and taste of soft baked bread, especially at breakfast time. If you’re anything like me, those days are few and far between. Luckily, I’ve discovered an excellent alternative that’s perfect for busy mornings!

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Essential Everyday® Thin Wheat Pizza Crust

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Pizza is a favorite food for many, including Festival’s Dietitians! While it typically gets a bad rep for being loaded with calories, saturated fat and sodium, there are lots of delicious ways to build a better pizza pie. Homemade pizza is a fun and easy way to get kids involved in making a healthy meal for the whole family. To

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Chia Seeds + GIVEAWAY!

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Everyone’s talking about Chia Seeds and their amazing health benefits. You’ve probably seen them throughout the grocery store in granola bars, cereal, snack foods and drinks, but have you ever given the plain seeds a try? Chia Seeds get a fabulous NuVal score of 91, making them one of my Top Picks!

Chia Seeds are loaded with a multitude of nutrients! They’re an excellent source

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Chicken of the Sea® Pink Salmon To-Go Cups

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It’s hard to believe that it’s back-to-school time again! The school year routine requires grocery shopping for healthy breakfasts, school lunches, after-school snacks and family dinners. Are you looking for ways to save time, while still providing your family with better-for-you meals and snacks? This week’s pick is sure to do the trick!

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Kashi® Original 7 Grain Snack Crackers

Kashi® Original 7 Grain Snack Crackers #festfoodsEveryone likes a crispy, crunchy snack sometimes. Whether it’s on the go or at a summer party, crackers are a crowd favorite and easy to eat. Similar to most other packaged foods, we have a lot of cracker options to choose from… reduced-fat, low-sodium, honey wheat, multi-grain, whole grain, all natural, oven baked, made with sea salt… anyone overwhelmed yet?

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Brownberry® 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins®

Brownberry® 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins® #FestfoodsDid you know that Seymour, Wisconsin is the official Home of the Hamburger? Charlie Nagreen (known as Hamburger Charlie) was born in Hortonville, Wisconsin in 1870. At age 15, he traveled 20 miles north to Seymour to sell meatballs at the fair. The meatball was easy to assemble and Charlie knew people would be hungry after walking around viewing the agricultural

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Dole® Fruit Smoothie Shakers

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I’m a big fan of smoothies, especially in the warm, summer months. Smoothies serve as a great breakfast on-the-go, mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or post work-out snack. I enjoy coming up with new creations using all sorts of ingredients, like frozen yogurt, peanut butter, flaxseed meal, orange juice and a variety of fresh, summer fruits and veggies. (Yes… I said veggies! Check out this Supercharged Blueberry Smoothie recipe for

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Triscuit Brown Rice Baked with Sweet Potato & Roasted Sweet Onion Crackers

Triscuit Brown Rice Baked with Sweet Potato & Roasted Sweet Onion Crackers #festfoodsWho doesn’t love a good summertime snack? With pool days, barbecues, campfires and sporting events, we have plenty of good reasons to snack during the summer. When shopping for my most recent outdoor gathering, a new cracker caught my eye: Triscuit Brown Rice Baked with Sweet Potato & Roasted Sweet Onion. (Quite the mouthful, I know!)

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Zevia® All Natural, Zero Calorie Soda + Text 2 Win CONTEST!

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The hot season has finally arrived here in Wisconsin! One of my favorite things to do in summer is to sit outside in the sunshine with a good book and refreshing beverage. Lately, I’ve been reaching for a sweet, bubbly Zevia® Zero Calorie Soda. I know what you’re thinking… a Dietitian drinking SODA?! Well, let me tell you why Zevia® is well deserving of the

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Cher-Make Chicken Brats + GIVEAWAY!

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The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Friends, family, food, warm air and sunshine… It doesn’t get much better than that! There’s something about the smell of juicy burgers and brats on the grill, creamy potato salad, refreshing pasta salads, fresh fruit, corn on the cob and desserts galore that seems to bring everyone together in good spirits. This year,

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