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About: Chantel Arsenault

Chantel Arsenault

Chantel has been with Safest Choice for two years and manages social media, digital communications and is the editor of this blog. Previous professional experience includes marketing and public relations. Chantel received a BS in Public Relations from Ball State University in 2007. She enjoys cooking, travel, being outdoors, and trying new restaurants in Chicago.

Recent Posts by Chantel Arsenault

Coloring Eggs – A Glimpse into Traditions

Coloring eggs for spring celebrations is a time-honored tradition that crosses many cultures and faiths. According to Farmers’ Almanac, the ancient Egyptians gave each other colored eggs to celebrate spring’s arrival. So did the Persians before them.

The egg is often viewed as a symbol of rebirth. According to the Feasts of Feasts website, “It was customary in ancient times to go and gather different colored eggs from the nests of a variety of birds. Some suggest that may be what gave rise to egg hunts and dyeing of eggs, for people were imitating the tinted eggs of wild birds, and mimicking the colors of spring with its array of pastel flowers and blossoms in bloom.”

Farmers’ Almanac says the Pennsylvania Dutch carried the egg-coloring tradition to America in the

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Five Hot Breakfast Recipes for Cold Mornings

February is hot breakfast month but with the record breaking cold temperatures across the country I doubt anyone needs a national food month to want to start their day with something warm and hearty. It’s getting closer to the end of winter (hopefully!), so if you’re like me you might need some new hot breakfast ideas for inspiration. Below, I’ve rounded up of five hot and delicious breakfasts from the Safest Choice Eggs’ recipe center. It’s been cold here in Chicago for awhile now so I’ve been making these recipes a lot lately.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Pancakes have always been a favorite of mine. Especially on a lazy weekend morning when it’s cold outside and I all I want to do is stay home in my

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Good fats: Avocados

Ever wonder why monounsaturated fats are considered good fats? Discover the health benefits.

Good fats in a healthy diet

How can you incorporate more good fats in your diet? Try our avocado smoothie recipe. Good fats + protein = nutritious pick-me-up. So drink to your health!

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Illustrated Recipe: Peppermint Patties

You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peppermint. The perfect combination of sweet and cool, this peppermint patties recipe is a fun holiday treat—and with Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs, they are safe to eat. Go ahead and indulge!

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Eggs and Omega Fatty Acids

Nature made a perfect food in the humble egg—replete with all the nutrients needed to nourish a young life. Eggs continue as the all-purpose, nutritious staple that works with any culinary style and any lifestyle.

Egg Nutrition: Omega-3 and Omega-6

Did you know that eggs are a natural source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids?

Eating omega-3s can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, lower your blood pressure, and probably relive symptoms of depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, according to current research.

Some of the omega-6 fatty acids are thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body. They may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Nutrition scientists emphasize keeping the two types of healthy fat in

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