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Soft & Chewy Cookies

Lemon and blueberry are a classically wonderful flavor combination for any dessert, which is as true for these soft, chewy morsels as it is for any higher sugar dessert. Low in saturated fat and packed with veggies, these are a dessert you'll feel good about tucking into a lunchbox now and again, and we're confident that the scrumptious treat will brighten the day of whoever gets to unpack that lunchbox mid-day.

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Honoring Hunger

Some people don’t give hunger much thought. For these individuals, it’s just a passing feeling that waxes and wanes throughout the day; a comfortable feeling that’s easy to manage. For others, it brings about feelings of uncertainty (“Should I be hungry?”) or guilt (“How can I be hungry? I just ate.”). This tangled space of questions is where I love to work, and an area I think many of us can relate to. I believe that this junction where the how and when to respond to hunger exists is where a lot of positive change can happen.

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If You Like Pina Coladas

And who doesn't? Pineapple and coconut are an awesome combination, which is why this super simple treat will delight you one those spring temperatures finally start creeping around the corner. For a more adult flavor, swap out the vanilla extract and use rum extract instead. Pina…

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University of North Dakota Dares to Cook

Our partners at the University of North Dakota Dining Services just hosted a student cooking competition, "Chopped" style. In the final cook-off, the leading teams were given beef tenderloin and had to prepare dishes including one fruit, one whole grain, and one vegetable from a carefully chosen list as well as the secret ingredient: radishes. We were delighted to support this fantastic effort by donating prizes.

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