Written by Joyce Reich, Nebraska Extension Assistant, SNAP-Ed Farmers markets are fun and festive! They offer fresh, locally grown produce that is tempting to the eye and palette and are packed full of great nutrients which help you to stay healthy. In addition, many farmers markets offer other things like fresh herbs, honey, bakery items, meat,… Continue reading Farmers Market Shopping on a Budget
Planning meals ahead of time helps us save money, save time, eat healthier, and avoid food waste. The first step in planning meals is to have a plan for the food we already have in our kitchen.
I personally enjoy eating sweet potatoes whether they are baked, fried, or in a casserole. I have to admit though that when I was a kid, sweet potatoes were not my favorite.
Meal prepping saves you time and makes it easy to include healthier foods with proper portions. No more reaching for prepackaged snacks or meals that leave you unsatisfied and craving more. When you have healthy options readily available to eat, you are more likely to eat them.
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?