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
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.
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 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 Jessica Meuleners, MS, RD, LMNT, SNAP-Ed Assistant Extension Educator Have you ever found yourself staring at the winter squash in the grocery store wondering, “What is that and how do I even cook it or eat it?” If you have, you’re not alone! Winter squash looks very intimidating. They are heavy, awkwardly shaped,… Continue reading What’s That Veggie? Spaghetti Squash
By Morgan Hartline, MS, RD, LMNT Extension Program Coordinator Basic food preparation is a skill that everyone should have, yet many of us do not. You don’t have to be a chef or have fancy equipment to cook at home. By learning the basics of cutting, cooking, and baking you can produce wonderful and simple… Continue reading The Art of Basic Food Prep
Written by Destiny Mostek, RD, LMNT, Extension Assistant April is National Soy Foods Month making it a perfect time to enjoy soy. Soy foods can include soybeans, edamame, tofu, and soy milk to name a few, but there are also many soy-based foods available such as veggie burgers, protein bars, and cereals. Both soy foods… Continue reading Soy Foods: Beyond Soy Burgers and Tofu