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5 Fall-Ready Recipes

Pumpkins, baskets of apples and potted marigolds sitting on a lawn.

Fall is on the way and we're unabashedly enjoying all of the favorite flavors that come with it, especially pumpkin spice!

Even so, we're not about to fall out of our healthy eating habits. While it's sometimes easier to think of summer as the time to fill our plates with fresh produce, getting our fruits and veggies is just as important when the weather gets colder. 

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A Toast to Breakfast

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Breakfast doesn't have to be boring, and it shouldn't be a big bowl of sugary carbs.

Kids headed back to school (and adults headed back to the office) need breakfast options that are quick and easy—but they'll only eat them if they're also tasty and nutritious.

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has come up with six twists on breakfast toasts that will satisfy your sweet and savory cravings while starting your day with a hearty dose of nutrients.

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Kid-Friendly After-School Snacks

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Kids need to refuel after a long day at school. While stocking your freezer with prepackaged boxes of processed "food" is easy, it's not the best choice for them (or for adults!). Instead, plan ahead just a little bit so they have the makings of nutrient-dense snacks that feed their brains as much as their bellies.

We've listed a few recipes below; browse our recipe library for more!

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Cool Recipes for Hot Summer Days

cool summer salad

When it's too hot to cook, cool and refreshing recipes from the Carilion kitchen can help.

First things first, whether you're cooking inside or out, be sure you're drinking enough water! Increasing your water intake is the easiest "dietary" change you can make, and the benefits start paying off immediately. Here's how you can work more water into your diet.

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Warm Up to Springtime Recipes

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As the weather begins to warm up, it's time to put away the winter comfort-food recipes and fill the kitchen with fresher, lighter meals. This spring feels even more light and festive, as COVID restrictions have eased and we're able to share meals with family and friends again. 

Here are a few recipes to help you refresh your repertoire. Search our recipe library for more!

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