Get the 411 on Folic Acid

Posted on Jan 18th 2017 by Florida Blue

How much do you know about folic acid? If you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant, you’ve probably heard about it. Part of the vitamin B family, folic acid helps the body make healthy, new cells. And taking it is one of the most important things you can do to protect your unborn [...]

It’s 2017, a fresh new year. That means it’s time to shake the cookie crumbs off your ugly holiday sweater and dust the cobwebs from your gym membership card, right? Taking better care of yourself is a big step, one that could yiel [...]

We all know we’re supposed to go to the dentist twice a year for cleanings. If a cavity turns up, nowadays the dentist uses a drill to get out only what’s rotten so we can keep most of our tooth. But can you imagine getting a cavity in the Middle Ages? Electricity wasn’t widely used until the late 1800s. Before then, if you had a toothache (read: cavity), you’d just wait it out till the [...]

When cooking on the stove, make sure to turn pots handles inward so kids aren’t able to grab them. • After you’ve enjoyed your meal, package and store any remaining food, as it can cause bacteria if left at room temperature. A good rule of thumb is to make sure to refrigerate food that can spoil within two hours. • Check the ages listed on toys to make sure they are appropriate. [...]

Recipe: Chocolate Squash Cake

Posted on Nov 29th 2016 by Florida Blue

A slice of sweetness  This chocolatey holiday treat has a nutrient-packed secret — squash. Serve this up at your holiday party. At 24 cents a slice, it’s a budget-friendly option for any gathering. Chocolate squash cake [...]

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Posted on Oct 20th 2016 by Florida Blue

Usher in fall with this holiday favorite ingredient! Serve this crowd-pleaser as an appetizer or dessert. It’s easy to make, loaded with vitamin A and low in saturated fat.  Ingredients: • 6 ounces low-fat cream cheese, room temperature • 1/3 cup reduced-fat Greek yogurt • 15 ounces (1 can) roasted pumpkin, no sugar added • 2 1/2 teaspoons gr [...]

Festive, Easy and Oh So Tasty

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

Looking for that perfect dish to make your Thanksgiving a little more festive? Try this recipe for sweet potatoes with cranberries from one of our Florida Blue nutritionists. Ingredients List [...]

Once again, I am pleased to join Florida Blue at its Flavors Food Truck during the 2015 Florida Blue Florida Classic on November 21. The Classic represents the longest-running rivalry in college football between Bethune-Cookman and Florida A & M universities. It is one of the year’s most anticipated events for the [...]

Create these adorable healthy snacks everyone will love to gobble. Slice fresh bananas in half and decorate with chocolate chip eyes and a mouth. Pumpkins do double duty as a clementine or tangerine in disguise. Use a celery stick for its stem. Check out these other fun and easy Halloween treats! [...]

Having high cholesterol can put you at risk for developing such diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. The main risk of high cholesterol is coronary heart disease and your blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with your chances of developing this disease. What you need to know about cholesterol is very important to your health, no matter yo [...]