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 (NAPS)—You can step up your grilling game this summer with some insider tips and tricks from Chef Kevin Gillespie, BBQ expert, restaurant owner, cookbook author, and fan favorite from Bravo’s “Top Chef.”

From temperature tips to unexpected ingredients such as hard cider, Kevin has some great tricks to make your grilling easier and even more delicious:

(NAPS)—As 24 teams from around the globe prepare to face off in the biggest tournament in women’s soccer, one of the most recognizable names on the U.S. team is sharing a secret of her success.

Defender Kelley O’Hara credits her ability to achieve success to hard work and to a focus on recovery that involves what some may consider a surprising beverage—chocolate milk.

Recovery Is Key

(NAPS)—Here is food for thought: The first annual Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest from General Mills Foodservice not only awarded neighborhood restaurants for their local flavor but celebrated the vital role these small businesses play in their community.

(NAPS)—A KIKU apple a day can make a terrific snack: A medium-size one has about 100 calories and is a good source of fiber and vitamin C. What’s more, you and your family will likely love its supersweet taste.


Ranking Sweetness

(NAPS)—Here’s food for thought: Adding a serving of chia seeds to meals every day offers a more natural way to improve health and well-being than consuming multiple nutritional supplements, vitamins and energy drinks.

Eating nutrient-dense whole foods is a tasty and natural way to boost health from the inside out. Chia, widely considered a “superfood,” contains essential fatty acids, fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, protein and antioxidants.

Good reasons many make chia a daily health habit include:

 (NAPS)—Shake up your smoothie routine and add fresh pears to the blender to boost your breakfast or snack. Pears are packed with fiber, making them a sweet and satisfying smoothie ingredient. By pairing pears with other whole-food ingredients, you can fuel your day with fiber and protein. Pears blend well with a variety of smoothie staples, such as bright berries, vibrant greens, Greek yogurt, nuts and seeds.

Keep the skin on your pears for optimum fiber content. Whether ripe and juicy or still slightly firm, pears add great texture and flavor to smoothies.

(NAPS)—A little heart-shaped fruit can be a big help to your heart. According to research, strawberries may play an important role in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease.

“Strawberries are at the top of the list of foods I recommend for packing the most nutrition into everyday meals, especially when considering cardiovascular health,” said Sylvia Klinger, MS, RD, LDN. “It’s an easy sell with their versatility and naturally sweet taste.”

Here are 12 more reasons to enjoy California strawberries:

NAPS)—For kids on the go and adults on the move, for business trips and daily commutes, for family hikes and walks in the park, you want a treat that’s wholesome, portable and delicious.

(NAPS)—For kids on the go and adults on the move, for business trips and daily commutes, for family hikes and walks in the park, you want a treat that’s wholesome, portable and delicious.

You could be the next eggland’s best CEO (Chief Egg Officer)


 (NAPS)—Are Eggland’s Best (EB) the only eggs you want in your household? If so, you might be qualified to become the next Eggland’s Best CEO (“Chief Egg Officer”). Eggland’s Best is searching for an egg enthusiast, who demonstrates the utmost appreciation for EB eggs and their nutritional benefits, to crown as their next “CEO.”