Field Notes Blog
Category: Berry Bulletin
Portsmouth NewsWhy eating fruit canbe berry good newsPortsmouth NewsNot strictly a berry, but pomegranates do have berry-sized seeds. Scientists say the fruit contains chemicals that can potentially reduce cell damage and help kill off cancer cells in …
The combination of baked fruit, vanilla, and brown sugar found in this recipe from Huckleberry is absolutely intoxicating. And it’s truly simple to put together—chances are, the ingredients are already in your pantry. An oat and wheat flou…
These cookie bars are the perfect Fall dessert – moist and chewy, made lighter with pumpkin puree and studded with butterscotch chips. The topping is a simple, light cream cheese frosting drizzled with chocolate – so good!
I played around with my Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars and loved how they turned out. They have just the right amount of pumpkin spice for my taste, but if you really love those spices you could add a bit more. If you want to make these ahead, you can bake the cookie bar a day ahead and make the frosting, then assemble the day you’re ready to serve them.
The berries are blue, the research turns money-green for MSU prof
Crain’s Detroit Business
Fall Creek and Florida-based Berry Blue Farms & Nursery LLC also have breeding agreements with MSU allowing them to use Hancock’s varieties to create new varieties that can expand into hotter climates. In 2004-05, licensing agreements were concluded …
Here are today’s five thing to know about Strawberry Cream Pie : The garden strawberry, Fragaria × ananassa, is a hybrid species that is cultivated worldwide for its fruit, the (common) strawberry. The fruit (which is not a botanical berry, but an aggregate accessory fruit) is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in prepared foods such as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, and milkshakes. Artificial strawberry aroma is also widely used in many industrialized food products. The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France, in the 1750s via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America and Fragaria chiloensis, which was brought from Chile by Amédée-François…
Brilliant berries and happy hair
Most of us know that berries are PACKED with antioxidants, especially blueberries – I eat blueberries everyday – they truly are a miracle food! If you’re going to eat fruit – berries are your best option – why not whizz these little beauties up into a …
Q: When I just don’t have the time (or motivation) to eat a balanced breakfast at home, what are some healthy options that I can and take to go?
A: Breakfast is an extremely important meal. It sets the stage nutritionally for the day, and eating protein at breakfast has a bigger satiating effect than protein at any other time of day. Here are four easy morning meals that you can make in a flash or the night before, so you can easily grab one and go on your way.
1. Eggs on the Go
Scramble 2 eggs in a large coffee cup, microwave for 45 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 45 seconds. Top with a dollop of salsa and sprinkle with low-fat shredded cheddar cheese. Pair with an apple or a toasted whole grain English muffin.
Why this meal: Eating eggs doesn’t always mean that you have to make a mess in the kitchen. This method eliminates the dirty pans and dishes usually involved in making scrambled eggs since all you need is one coffee cup. Salsa and cheese are my favorite additions to any egg dish, and they provide nutrients like calcium, protein, and beta-carotene.
2. Caffeinated Protein Shake
In a blender, combine 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (add more if you would like a thinner shake), 1 packet of Starbucks Via instant coffee (about 130mg caffeine), 1 1/2 scoops of JavoPro protein powder (80mg caffeine), 3 tablespoons crushed walnuts, and 1/4 cup cottage cheese with live cultures. Blend until smooth.
Why this meal: Smoothies are convenient meals to eat on the go, but who can juggle a cup of coffee and a smoothie at the same time? This combines your coffee and your breakfast in one, providing the coffee flavor and caffeine kick you crave, plus the protein and nutrients your body need since JavaPro contains added vitamins and mineral. Pair this shake with your favorite piece of fruit and you have a great meal on the go.
RELATED: 10 New Breakfast Sandwich Ideas
3. Breakfast Cereal 2.0
Mix 1 cup 2 percent plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 cup sprouted grain cereal, and 1/2 cup frozen blueberries in a bowl, or place Pyrex container, toss it in your bag, and eat it at work.
Why this meal: Cereal is a convenient option for a fast meal, but its low protein content won’t keep you full. Combining Greek yogurt with a little vanilla protein powder will give you the “magic” 30 grams of protein needed to keep you satiated while also supporting your efforts in the gym. Sprouted grain cereal packs a great crunch without added sugar, and the sprouting process also unlocks greater nutrient uptake from the grains. Bonus: Frozen blueberries will keep this meal cool while you travel to work, while also providing fiber and powerful antioxidants.
4. Almond-Apple Muffins
2 cups almond meal
5 scoops vanilla protein powder
4 whole eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 stick butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon all spice
1 tsp cloves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in microwave, about 30 seconds on low heat. Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a bowl. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or use cup cake liners. Pour mix into muffin tins, making sure not to over-fill, which should make 12 muffins. Bake for 12 minutes, taking care not to overcook as the muffins will become too dry. Makes 6 servings.
Why this meal: Taking a Sunday or Monday night to bake these muffins is time well spent, since you can indulge in these hearty muffins, intensely flavored with apples, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, throughout the week. They are a satisfying, high protein, fiber, and fat alternative to traditional, nutrient-void breakfast muffins, and have a comfort food taste without the calories. Round out this meal with a glass of plain low-fat kefir.
China and Mexico have reached an agreement for berry exports, with protocols set to be signed by November.
Bringing in the berries: Harvest season begins on Wisconsin cranberry farms – Eau Claire Country Today
Bringing in the berries: Harvest season begins on Wisconsin cranberry farmsEau Claire Country TodayThe 2014 cranberry harvest is underway at Cranberry Creek Cranberries near Necedah. Employees corralled cranberries from a marsh Sept. 17 during a tour b…
Berries strengthen conventional cancer drug treatment
The study conducted by the researchers of King’s College Hospital and the University of Southampton found that the berries combined with mainstream treatments for cancer enhanced the effectiveness of the standard medicine. The researchers combined the …