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  • 1 out of 3

    adults in the nation has prediabetes

  • 30%

    of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years if there is no intervention.

  • 58%

    of people with prediabetes can reduce their risk by participating in a structured lifestyle change program.

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Sweet Potato and Banana Casserole
A Healthy Holiday Classic – Sweet Potato Casserole
Baking Food Safety
Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish
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This year I decided to experiment with a healthy remix to a holiday classic. I landed on two takes of Sweet Potato Casserole – one that is velvety in texture and reminds me most of the traditional version and the one below that has more of a firm texture with a yummy banana flavor.  If you are looking for a way to change up your standard Sweet Potato Casserole – add banana! Banana’s act as a natural sweetener in this… Continue reading »

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With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are dusting off recipes that we use only a few times a year. If your family is like mine, Sweet Potato Casserole is always on the menu at the holidays. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins, minerals, and a great source of fiber, but with all of the added sugar, traditional Sweet Potato Casserole is more like a dessert than a side dish. This year I decided to experiment with… Continue reading »

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Our colleagues at the NC Safe Plates team have prepared a Baking Food Safety Fact Sheet with tips to bake safely this holiday season! Baked goods should be prepared, baked and stored properly to prevent foodborne illness. Avoid eating foods containing raw flour or eggs, including pre-packaged items. Keeping Clean Wash hands after handling raw flour and unbaked batters and doughs. Clean countertops and utensils with warm water and soap after working with doughs and batters. Decorating Use pasteurized egg… Continue reading »

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Cranberries are super healthy with lots of antioxidants. Thanksgiving, however, does not bring out the best in this super fruit as they are usually accompanied by lots of sugar. This recipe is what I would call healthy-ish as it does have some sugar but lots of fruit that adds most of the sweetness. It also keeps for a week (or more) in the refrigerator to spice up all the leftovers after the big day. Another positive for this recipe is… Continue reading »

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