Category Archives: Green Matters

Leeks: The Underrated Allium Vegetable

By: Sarah Beleski a recent ASU Nutrition Student If you don’t know what leeks are, you are missing out! This allium vegetable is in the same family as the commonly used onions and garlic, yet somehow usually overlooked. When cooked, … Continue reading

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Benefits of Artichokes

By Sarah Beleski a recent ASU Nutrition Student I’m going, to be honest… I had never even heard of artichokes until I was in high school. Fortunately, I have good old Applebee’s to thank for introducing me to the wonder … Continue reading

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Turnips and Turnip Greens

Kenda Hettinger, a recent ASU Nutrition Student   Turnips are thought to originate in Asia but are now grown throughout the world. They are a cold-weather crop and in Arizona grown from November through April. They are often thought of … Continue reading

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8 Tips For Staying Healthy When You Are Busy

By Kenda Hettinger a recent ASU nutrition student   Life is busy and it is increasingly difficult to prepare healthy meals, but with a little bit of effort, it is possible. Incorporate the following tips into your routine to make … Continue reading

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Provide Veggie Options for the Kids

By Kenda Hettinger a recent ASU Nutrition student Children between the ages of 4-6 have heightened neophobia. Neophobia is the fear of trying something new. This makes it difficult keeping a good variety of vegetables in their diet. I know … Continue reading

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