Written by Lisa Larkin, Extension Associate With Thanksgiving approaching, cranberries become a hot topic! Cranberries have been a staple at this holiday meal for years, but most people don’t know much about these fruits except that they make a delicious red sauce that is perfect for the holidays. So what exactly is a cranberry? The… Continue reading Creative with Cranberries
Written by Joyce Reich, SNAP-Ed Extension Associate “Lions and tigers and bears…oh my!” Halloween is a time of scary fun and sweet treats. While we are not exactly sure when or where the tradition of dressing in costumes and knocking door-to-door for treats began, it has been an American custom for years. Traditionally, Halloween trick… Continue reading Healthy Trick or Treating
Written by Courtney Warday, MS, RD You may have heard the phrase “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but do you know why it is so important? Breakfast provides us with the energy necessary to fuel our day and perform daily tasks. By eating in the morning, you are breaking the fast… Continue reading Break Your Fast!
Written by Natalie Sehi, MS, RD, Associate Extension Educator While the summer is starting to come to an end, summer squash is still in full production! If you or someone you know has grown zucchini or yellow summer squash in their garden, you know what I am talking about. I’ve been lucky enough to have… Continue reading Getting Creative with Zucchini
Written by Brittany Spieker, UNL Dietetic Intern Spring has sprung! This means certain fruits and vegetables are starting to come back into season. Did you know that March through May is a perfect time to try out the artichoke? Artichokes provide fiber and Vitamin C, making it a great vegetable to include in meals or… Continue reading What’s that Veggie? Artichokes
Written by Brenda Sale, SNAP-Ed Extension Associate Now that kids are out of school for the summer, you no longer have to wonder if your parenting skills are adequate for 4th grade math! Maybe that’s only me… You also no longer have to trudge through 7th grade essays trying to correct spelling and punctuation. It… Continue reading School’s Out – How do I feed the kids?
Written by Nicole Busboom, EFNEP Extension Assistant This February, my family traveled to Thailand and experienced Asian cuisine. This was such a rewarding cultural learning experience for me. I definitely didn’t know what to expect regarding the food culture. We soon realized that a lot of the food was fresh, locally grown and was very… Continue reading What is a chili pepper? My Cultural Experience with Red Chili Peppers