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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

A Better Bar

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Bar cookies are a quick and easy snacking option. Avoid the high sugar content of many prepared options by making your own! The flavor of this recipe is great as it, and it’s not fussy: if you need to modify it to accommodate a gluten or dairy allergy, it works well with allergy-safe alternatives to flour and milk.

A Better Bar

Guiding Stars: A Useful Nutrition Platform

by in Health and Wellness

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Brenden Parker is a first year student in the nutrition program at South Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. He also works in the Buxton, Maine Hannaford. As part of a class assignment, Brenden asked to visit with the Guiding Stars Licensing Company to learn more about the Guiding Stars program. We asked Brenden to share some of his thoughts for our blog.

Guiding Stars: A Useful Nutrition Platform

A Chipper Snack

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Carrot chips are a cut above your average chip, for nutritional value, flavor and appearance. Since they don’t require refrigeration and have no common allergen ingredients, they’re an ideal choice for road trips, school snacks and summer camp. Make a big batch the next time you’re in charge of bringing a snack for the baseball team and watch them disappear into happy mouths!

A Chipper Snack

Pack a Picnic

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Get outside! Get moving! Go fly a kite! Go climb a mountain! Spring is here and summer is just around the corner–there is no better time to be active with your friends and family. Of course, living a healthy lifestyle means making nutritious choices to fuel your body on the go. Here’s a selection of recipes that are great for packing a picnic.

Pack a Picnic

Muffins for Munching

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Muffins are a handy (pun-intended) option for eating on the go. Options from the bakery are often sugar-packed and lacking in nutrients that will prevent a serious sugar crash. These beauties are full of flavor, and with added wheat germ, they’ll take you a little further in your day of adventuring.

Muffins for Munching