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(NAPS)—Heading off to college can be exciting, nerve-racking and even intimidating—but you can help your favorite student enjoy it more. Whether the students you care about are miles away from home or states away, you can let them know you’re thinking about them as they start preparing for their new life.

Smart Cookies

(NAPS)—California avocados are in season and that means it is the ideal time to enjoy a “California” sandwich. You’ve seen them on menus: the California Club, the California Grilled Cheese, the California Chicken Salad and more. What do they have in common? California avocados.

The California Avocado Commission is continuing its partnership with San Diego-based chef Trey Foshee of George’s at the Cove to create a simple, yet mouthwatering sandwich made even better with California avocados. 

(NAPS)—Today’s chefs and nutritionists are elevating produce to “rock star” status. Making vegetables center stage is a delicious way to eat healthier with their juicy flavors, satisfying substance and essential nutrients.

Eating veggies as the main course can be simple to do—just focus on the garden. For example, try mixing chopped fresh mushrooms or roasted cauliflower into ground meat or turkey in home-cooked burgers. Or, prepare a full-of-vegetables salad sprinkled with grilled chicken or salmon.

(NAPS)—Delicious taste is just one reason almond milk is becoming so popular with both dairy-free and dairy drinkers. It’s rich in calcium, a good source of vitamins D, E and A, available in low calorie and low sugar varieties, and a simple swap for milk in recipes! Get your fix this summer with these three smoothies:

Breeze Berry Apricot Smoothie


         1½         cups Original Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk

(NAPS)—There’s no better way to start off your morning than with avocado toast for breakfast. California avocados are your nutrition powerhouse breakfast choice, with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, and 50 calories per serving (1/5 of a medium avocado).

(NAPS)—When it comes time for family get-togethers, it makes little difference if your family comes from Portland, Passaic or Puebla.

That’s because events that bring extended family members and friends to the table, no matter the culture or cuisine, will often center on comfort food—dishes that are slow cooked, allowing plenty of time for spices and flavors to simmer while stories are told and memories are shared.

For example, here is a recipe that uses a cut of meat well known in many Latin homes—beef cheekmeat.

By Dana Angelo White,


(NAPS)—Get your summer off to a healthy and delicious start with the ultimate summer snack—Mango Salsa! Mango’s bright flavor and natural sweetness make it the perfect foundation for a versatile fruit salsa that can be paired with other summertime favorites or enjoyed solo as a refreshing snack.

Evolution Of Salsa

 (StatePoint) For the health conscious, there’s no such thing as a summer vacation from making good nutritional choices and getting plenty of exercise. But there’s no reason to let a healthy lifestyle become boring.

Here are three ways to let the summer season guide your routine: