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Bay Leaves. These subtle-tasting leaves give any dish you put them in an aromatic quality not unlike tea. Your food certainly won’t suffer without a few dried bay leaves thrown in, but you will definitely notice a more complex smell and flavor with them. I put them in everything from pasta sauce, soups and stews, and, my absolute favorite, plain rice. Throw a couple of dried bay leaves in your rice cooker next time and you will see what I’m

Explore St. Petersburg, experience a new Healthy St. Pete program and bring a friend along to try a healthy activity this fall!  Check out the ideas below to accomplish each of the bingo squares - or try a new way to get three in a row.  After you complete a square, submit pictures via JotForm to be entered to win a #HealthyStPete prize pack! Each item accomplished equals one entry.  Contest runs November 1-30. Submit pictures here: https://form.jotform.com/sppr/fall-into-health-bingo Click here to download

This Italian comfort food pasta dish is big enough for the whole family. Easy and affordable to make, this recipe makes use of shelf-stable ingredients like dry pasta, canned chickpeas, and canned tomatoes. Did you know canned tomatoes contain just as many vitamins and nutrients as fresh tomatoes, but with the additional benefit of lycopene – a powerful antioxidant that protects the body against cell damage? Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join

  Looking to add more veggies to your diet? Try this spring vegetable sauté as a side or a main dish. This is a super quick and easy recipe to get you familiar with seasonal vegetables. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program and our recipes?

Our Health360 program offers nutrition education, obesity prevention classes, family cooking experiences, financial wellness, and social-emotional learning opportunities.   Classes have transitioned to VIRTUAL for this fall session.    All sessions are FREE and include a FREE $10 produce voucher with every class attended. Class size is limited and registration is required. All classes are evidence based and instructed by industry professionals. Partner organizations include Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, BayCare, University of Florida IFAS, and more.   Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/HSPSignUp  

Now more than ever we must understand that Our Health Is Our Wealth.  Our immune system is essential for our survival. Without an immune system, our bodies would be open to attack from bacteria, viruses, parasites, and more. This vast network of cells and tissues is constantly on the lookout for invaders, and once an enemy is spotted, a complex attack is mounted.   Diet Following a diet rich in antioxidants is essential to supporting your immune system. Abundant in many fruits and

Try these veggie fajitas for a tasty and easy meatless version of this Southwest classic. Get to know your seasonings and let the spices bring out the rich flavors of these vegetables. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program and our recipes? Click here to

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or moving into your first apartment, walking into a new kitchen for the first time can be intimidating. There are a few things every kitchen should have to get you started in making delicious healthy meals. A good chef’s knife. A chef’s knife blade is long, broad, pointed, and curved on the cutting edge, not serrated like a steak or bread knife. This makes chopping and slicing easier. It is very important to keep your knives

SENIORS Alzheimer’s Association – Virtual Brain Bus – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10am, 1pm, 7pm.Programs are led by trained dementia experts and will address the benefits of early detection, early diagnosis, brain health, risk reduction, how to receive an accurate diagnosis and the latest advancements in Alzheimer's research. http://www.Alz.org/crf or call 800.272.3900 Alzheimer’s Association – Virtual Caregiver College – Mondays & Wednesdays – 10am, 1pm, 7pm. Series of interactive, no-cost educational classes to help you build your caregiver toolkit.  Topics

This healthy chicken wrap is the perfect quick lunch for the summer! Mangoes and lime juice give this California wrap a little Florida flavor. Easy enough to prepare, try making it with kids at home or at camp. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program