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Spotlight on Super Foods: Ginger

1 tablespoon sliced fresh ginger = 3 calories 1 teaspoon powdered ginger = 6 calories While one might not think of ginger as having much of a role in holiday foods, recipes for many classics prove that this wonderfully pungent root makes more than a cameo appearance. Think gingerbread cookies, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce with […]

Spotlight on Super Foods: Quinoa

Know your calories: ½ cup cooked quinoa = 111 calories In case you missed it, The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as The International Year of the Quinoa. Say what? “Quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty,” FAO […]

Spotlight on Super Foods: Beets

Know Your Calories ½ cup sliced raw beets – 29 calories ½ cup cooked beets = 37 calories Beets are one of those love-it or hate-it foods. There is usually no middle ground. But, if you love them, you’re in luck because they are a powerhouse of a root vegetable! Think antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification. […]