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Meet Shining Rainbow

Body Quest Warrior Shining Rainbow has the power to look and feel good inside and out because she eats plenty of colorful vegetables. Vegetables not only taste delicious, but are good for keeping you lean and healthy.

Vegetables are basi…

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Posts, Tweets, Pins Encourage Healthier Lifestyle Choices

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative. The campaign was developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. The new initiative was launched in early 2017 to…

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Healthier Retail: Making the Easy Choice the Good Choice

Live Well Alabama partners with local champions at grocery stores, convenience stores, organizations maintaining vending machines, concession areas, and school environments to make it easy to live well in Alabama. Improvements in product in…

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Live Well Recipe: Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Try our Parmesan Garlic Chicken. Serve with veggies or a salad on the side. Helpful hint: To make a cutlet, cut the chicken breast in half to make two thin pieces. Serves 4.
Ingredients
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powde…

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Live Well Recipe: Family Favorite Tomato Soup

Our Family Favorite Tomato Soup has only 40 milligrams of sodium in a serving. Canned soups can have more than 500 milligrams of sodium in a single serving. Serves 8.
Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter

1 medium yellow onion, diced

2 c…

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Live Well Recipe: Sneaky Mashed Potatoes

Try our Sneaky Mashed Potatoes with hidden cauliflower. Can you keep a secret? Hiding vegetables in foods is a good way to get your kids to eat healthy. Shhhh, don’t tell. Serves 4.
Ingredients
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced

1 10…

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Live Well Recipe: Easy Skillet Dinner

Try our Easy Skillet Dinner. Cooking with garlic salt? Try garlic powder for the same great flavor without the added salt. Serves 6.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

1 pound lean ground beef or turkey

1 medium onion, chopped

garlic powd…

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Live Well Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash

Serve our Sweet Potato Hash as a side dish with breakfast or dinner to boost your vitamin A, fiber and potassium. Serves 4.
Ingredients
1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 cups frozen or fresh bell peppers and onions, chopped

2 medium sweet pot…

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Live Well Recipe: Tasty Tacos

Tasty Tacos are a weeknight favorite! Cook extra chicken and freeze leftovers for later. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded

1 can corn, 14 ounces, drained

1 can black beans, 14 ounces drained and rinsed

1 cup sa…

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Live Well Recipe: Grits and Greens

Try our Grits and Greens recipe. Green leafy vegetables, such as collards, are high in vitamin C, which your body loves. Serves 1.
Ingredients
1/2 serving quick cooking grits, cooked according to package

1/2 tablespoon butter

Salt a…

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Live Well Recipe: Enchilada Rice

Add whole-grain rice to our Enchilada Rice recipe. The cheese adds flavor kids love to a food they might not have tried. Serves 6.
Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 can corn, 14 ounces, not drained

4 t…

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Live Well Recipe: Tasty Taco Dip

Have our Tasty Taco Dip made and ready to eat in the refrigerator for an easy snack. Serves 4.
Ingredients
1 can black beans, 14 ounces, drained and rinsed

1 can corn, 14 ounces, drained

1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, 14 ou…

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Live Well Recipe: Hearty Egg Burritos

This recipe for Hearty Egg Burritos is great for breakfast. Eggs are a cheap and healthy source of protein. It takes only minutes to put this dish on the table. Even use it for lunch or dinner! Serves 4.
Ingredients
1 teaspoon oil

1/2 …

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Live Well Recipe: Cheesy Quesadilla

These Cheesy Quesadillas are fun to make. Sometimes it’s okay to play with food. Let your child–with clean hands–tear spinach leaves into pieces.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

1 tortilla, large

1⁄2 cup cheese, shredded

6 baby…

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Live Well Recipe: Kickin’ Chicken Stew

Try our Kickin’ Chicken Stew! All vegetables are winners–fresh, frozen or canned. Add carrots and peppers to sauces and soups.
Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

1 can chicken broth, 14 ounces

2 cups chic…

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