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!
Written by Dustin Stegen, MS, SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator As we all know, or for some who have willfully forgotten, Valentine’s Day is here again. Valentine’s Day is a great time in which we tell our loved ones how much they mean to us in a special way. Our love can go out to our friends,… Continue reading Caring for your Sweetheart
Written by Lisa Larkin, SNAP-Ed Extension Associate What do you think of when you hear the words “Super Bowl?” The actual game, the halftime show or the commercials might come to mind, but if you are anything like me, your thoughts immediately go to the food! And when you think of game day food, it’s usually… Continue reading The Big Game