Recent Posts by Feeding Westchester

How to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Let’s face it: Food waste is a massive problem around the world. But just how much food gets tossed, and what can we do about it? Today, we’ll explore food waste in America and discuss some of the small steps that each of us can take to reduce food waste at home. 

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Food Friday: Easy Mexican Quinoa

Welcome back to our Food Friday recipe series! This week, we’re turning our attention toward quinoa—a protein- and fiber-packed superfood. This easy Mexican quinoa recipe can be made in 30 minutes, and it’s packed with veggies and nutrients. 

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What Is SNAP and Are You Eligible?

Food is a basic need that millions of Americans struggle to afford. Oftentimes, people face hardships that could strike any of us, such as a family health emergency or an involuntary cutback in work hours, and could benefit from receiving some support to make ends meet. 

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6 Surprising Food Waste Facts

Most of us know that food waste is a problem, but you may not realize just how prevalent the issue has become in modern societies throughout the world.  

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Why You Shouldn’t Live by the Term "Expiration Date"

Many of us regularly check the dates on our food products to determine if they should stay in the fridge or pantry, or get chucked. However, if you find food labels to be a bit confusing, you aren’t alone. The truth is that there are no universally accepted dating descriptions, and so there’s a variety of dating terminology used on our food products. 

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Food Friday: Rainbow Chard Wraps

Welcome back to another installment of Food Friday, when we share nutritious, delicious recipes featuring simple ingredient lists and whole foods. Today we’re introducing a recipe that will bring something fresh and bright to your mealtimes during these cold winter months: veggie-packed, simple-to-whip-up rainbow chard wraps. 

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How to Grow Your Own Fresh Produce

In the age of thriving farm-to-table restaurant scenes and bustling farmers markets, many of us are interested in becoming more locally minded eaters. One way to take your locavore diet up a notch is to grow your own fresh produce, and Americans are catching on to the perks of gardening. In fact, research indicates that 35 percent of U.S. households now grow food either at home or in a community garden — a 200 percent increase in less than a decade. 

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Weekends in Westchester County: Fun Things to Do

Westchester County is a 450-square-mile area with a population of nearly 1 million people, located just outside of New York City. The county enjoys the Long Island Sound to the southeast and the Hudson River to the west. Westchester County was founded in 1683 and became the first suburban area of its scale in the world to develop. What makes the area unique is its marriage of rural features — including its 20,000 acres of parkland — with more urban characteristics due to its close proximity to the Big Apple. 

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5 Tips for Organizing a Successful Food Drive

Millions of people face food insecurity throughout America, but no matter where you live, you can join in the fight against hunger. One way to make an impact is by hosting a local food drive. Food drives are a popular way to gather nonperishable food items for food banks across the nation. 

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Food Friday: Avocado Toast

Welcome back to the latest installment of our Food Friday blog series. We believe that healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult, and with Food Friday, we feature simple recipes that are both nutritious and delicious. So far in the series, we’ve shared eggplant tacos and mango salsa, and today, we’re sharing a new simple, healthy recipe. It’s time to make avocado toast! 

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