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
Written by Donnia Behrends, MS, RD, SNAP-Ed Associate Extension Educator Am I the only one who has filled a grocery cart with foods for the week, only to come home and still have “nothing” to make for an actual meal for my family? I am guessing I am not the only one that this has… Continue reading Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping for a Family without Losing your Mind
Written by Kylie Smith, SNAP-Ed Extension Assistant With spring upon us, you will start seeing asparagus pop up in the produce section. Asparagus is a long, tree-looking vegetable that can add lots of nutrients and flavor to any meal. Spring is a great time to try new fruits and vegetables, since they are coming into… Continue reading What’s that Veggie? Asparagus
Written by Natalie Sehi, MS, RD, Associate Extension Educator Many would think that a busy mom of four, who happens to be a Registered Dietitian, would have it figured out when it comes to getting her kids to eat healthy and help in the kitchen. There are some days when it is smooth sailing, other… Continue reading Meal Planning and Preparation with Kids – Is it Done Yet?
Written by Brie Frickenstein, SNAP-Ed Assistant Oh Brussel sprouts…many people turn their nose up to these mini-cabbage looking vegetables, but they can pack in a lot of different flavors when you pair them with different spices. No more do you need to think of Brussel sprouts as mushy, stinky green vegetables that nobody in your… Continue reading What’s that Veggie? Brussels Sprouts!
Written by Donnia Behrends, MS, RD, SNAP-Ed Extension Educator Monday night – basketball practice, Tuesday night – softball practice, Wednesday night – church… yikes, when am I ever going to have time to get a well-balanced dinner on the table for my family? Does this sound familiar to you? As a busy mom with a house… Continue reading Make Ahead Meals
Written by Joyce Reich, SNAP-Ed Extension Associate Have you ever seen a somewhat large brown thing resembling a turnip or potato in the produce section of the supermarket and wondered…What in the world is that thing? How do you fix it? Or, is it any good? The answer is jicama. It is easy to prepare, and it… Continue reading What’s that Vegetable? It’s Jicama!