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Shrimp Your Rice

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With our new algorithm update, shrimp gets a better rating, which we’re thrilled to see. Shrimp is delicious, of course, but it’s also quick to prepare and easy to pair with your favorite stir-fry veggies and whole grain. We think you’ll love this simple stir-fry…we know we do!

Shrimp Your Rice

Basic, Flexible Salmon

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If you never know what to do with fish to keep it interesting, there’s no better option than trying out simple marination. Using just a ready made dressing, you’ll end up with fish that is tender, moist and incredibly flavorful. The leftovers make excellent fillings for sandwiches the next day.

Basic, Flexible Salmon

Our Algorithm Has Changed!

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We’ve updated our approach to factoring dietary cholesterol into our ratings system in response to evolving scientific evidence and changes reflected in the latest 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Guiding Stars’ patented nutrition rating algorithm no longer imposes debits on foods that contain dietary cholesterol. Under the new algorithm, only foods with the very highest amounts of dietary cholesterol, 300 mg or more per 100 calories, will not earn stars.

Our Algorithm Has Changed!

Fish with Summer Pesto

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As fresh local herbs start to show up in the Farmer’s Market, there is no better time to get experimental with homemade pestos. With more fish also coming into season, this dish that pairs halibut with a fresh-as-it-gets cilantro pesto is a sure win.

Fish with Summer Pesto

Healthy Grilling Tips

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Dietitian and Scientific Advisor Kitty Broihier talks with Maine’s WCSH6 about food safety and nutrition during the cookout season.

Safe, Handy Munchies

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Who doesn’t love a good snack? Finding nutritious munchies can be tough period, and adding food allergies makes the equation that much more challenging. We’ve put together a list of fun and tasty foods that have few and easily modified issues for most common food allergies. Enjoy!

Safe, Handy Munchies

DIY Fruit Leather

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Fruit leather is a tasty treat that travels nicely, but it can be tough to find options that aren’t loaded with extra sugar and don’t cost a bundle. Making your own is a little time-intensive, but it’s a cheap snack that can turn into a fun family activity on a lazy summer day.

DIY Fruit Leather