Author Archives: Fill Your Plate

Is it Time to Reduce Your Glycemic Index?

Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director   I often must ask myself, “am I eating too much sugar or poor-quality carbs?” The holidays are our excuse to often ignore this question. But a recent study is creating more conviction … Continue reading

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Part Two: Let’s Talk About Healthier, Natural Sweeteners

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern     Stevia Stevia does come from a plant, but it’s sweetness can cause cravings for sugar. Some brands like Truvia are processed with other ingredients that can cause a not-so-tasty aftertaste.   Recipes: … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Summer To-Do List: 50 Activities for Friends and Family

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern     Summer is a close second to spring for me when it comes to favorite seasons. It may have something to do with being raised in Arizona and not knowing much different when … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Heathier, Natural Sweeteners

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern     Let’s face it, you just can’t make a dessert taste good without a little sugar, no matter how healthy the ingredients are. But you CAN use sweeteners that are natural and a … Continue reading

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Beets Give You Needed Nutrients

By Julie Murphree, Director of Outreach and Sarah Hunt, Communications Intern     Beets grow well in Arizona! When you go to an Arizona farmers market, you’ll most likely come across a rainbow of beet varieties when they’re in season. … Continue reading

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