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.
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 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 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
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