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Tinfoil is a grill cook's best friend. Once again, this more complicated recipe is a snap to make at the beach or campground if you do your homework. Make the filling and stuff the peppers at home, wrap your halves in tinfoil, and stack them in a plastic container for easy transportation in the cooler. Toss onto the grill until tender and pop onto paper plates to serve.


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To celebrate National Nutrition Month®, we took a look at how our choice of foods, the way we prepare those foods and other aspects of meal time impact our satisfaction and eating enjoyment (and ultimately the nutritional quality of our diet).

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Icy Summer Treats

Frozen treats are hard to resist in summer. Whether we are talking about a trip to your local coffee shop for a frozen beverage (which, by the way, is often way more decadent than you realize) or an evening walk to the ice cream shop, it seems like just about every point in the day calls for an icy treat. Of course, the same way I suggest freezing those holiday cookies once the calendar reads January 2nd, I don’t recommend a daily decadent treat even when the temps are into the 90s. That said, there are many less decadent (and just as refreshing) icy options that will satisfy your desire for something special.

Icy Summer Treats

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Salad Shake-Up with WCSH6

Scientific Advisor and Dietitian Kit Broihier speaks with Maine's WCSH6 about some refreshing ways to shake up your salad this summer.

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For On-the-Go Grilling, Try Vegetarian Fare

Many vegetarian foods are safe at warm temperatures for much longer than meat or fish, which makes vegetarian entrees a smart, food-safe decision if you're cooking out in more remote locations with your family. Avocados are ideal: they even come with their own container! Make the salsa filling ahead and just bring along a knife to prep the avocados on site. Spoon the avocado and salsa into corn or whole wheat tortillas for an easy to handle, gourmet grilling experience.

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