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3-Seed Whole Grain & Kefir Quick Bread

It’s soup season!  Make some for dinner tonight, and serve it with this whole grain quick bread, warm from the oven.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ReganMillerJones Inc. and the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition on behalf of Progresso™ .  I received free samples of the soup mentioned in the post and I was compensated for my time. As always, opinions are my own.

I might have mentioned a few dozen or so times, that I’m pretty much addicted to soup, especially when it’s served with fresh quick bread, warm from the oven.  Is there anything better when the weather is cool, cold, or even warmish?? When I lived in Boston, I could eat it all year long. Now, with the 100+ temps in AZ for several months of the year, I’ve had to cut back a bit, but February is soup season, so I’m in full soup swing – it’s like a big hug or a warm blanket on a cold night.  Soup is also my “secret weapon” for balancing any winter weight that might come from indulging in a few too many sweet treats or comfort foods during these long winter months. Eating vegetable or broth-based soups can fill you up for not a whole lot of calories – in fact, research suggests that people who eat soup tend to have healthier body weights. Continue Reading..


FNCE Highlights and Coming Soon To A Grocery Store Near You…

Last week was a complete whirlwind for me and I’m just starting to recover– I spent a busy 4 days at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food and Nutrition Conference in Atlanta, where I had the pleasure of meeting so many fabulous RDs – including many that I’ve only known “virtually”, and hearing so many wonderful speakers about so many interesting topics. I also spent hours walking around the exhibit floor and chatting with some amazing food companies about their new healthy products. I learned and saw so many things; I just have to share some of my favorites: Continue Reading..

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