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5 treats to beat the summer heat

By Kelly Bogard Summer is here. Days of fun in the sun abound. But it’s Texas, and that means it’s hot. Really hot. We’re all looking for ways to cool off. A swim in the pool or the pond, a trip to the lake or a sprinkler in the yard will do the trick. But [...]

Texas farmers share their tips for selecting good fruit

By Jessica Domel Squeeze. Thump. Sniff. I’ve seen, and tried, it all. But what is truly the best way to pick good produce for your family? How do you get the best bang for your buck? Today, our Texas farmers share their tips for selecting good fruit. When checking out grapefruit, look for a nice, [...]

Broccoli Almondine

By Kelly Bogard Are you on a mission to eat a little healthier this year? I know I am. And you're probably thinking about eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, right? Me, too. But what happens when the same old recipes become boring and uninteresting? It gets tougher to get the kiddos to eat the [...]

Meat is an essential part of a healthy diet

By Shala Watson Meat. It’s still the center of the table in my home. Despite the fact that meat consumption has dropped more than 14 percent in the U.S. over the past decade, according to a recent study by Texas A&M University. Why is it the main part of my meals? Because meat—beef, chicken, turkey [...]

Dirty kids are healthy kids

By Julie Tomascik Squeaky clean and always sick. You’re armed with an arsenal of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. On a mission to protect your kids from a world full of germs. But have they had their daily dose of dirt? It just might be what the doctor ordered, according to the latest in the [...]