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Including Kids When Cooking

Do your kids want to join in on making meals and snacks? Does the idea of a messy kitchen or failed recipe seem daunting? Whether young or old, here are three tricks that can make it easy to include kids in the cooking process – plus a bonus tip you won’t want to miss!

October Shop Smart, Eat Smart Partner of the Month: Food Country USA in Saltville

Food Country USA in Saltville, Va., may be laid out like many other grocery stores, but it stands out among the rest because of the care toward its customers.  “I think our people are unique, the employees are definitely unique here. It’s more of a hometown feel for sure,” store manager Jeff Eldreth said. 

How to Make Healthier, Homemade Ice Cream

Ice cream is a tasty treat, and it cools us off after a hot day. However, ice cream can be expensive, and it’s unhealthy for our growing bodies. Most ice cream sold in the store or in the ice cream truck is full of sugar and other harmful ingredients. Those treats are also often wrapped… Read more »

Build Your Own Tex Mex Meal

Do you ever get home from work and not know what to make for dinner? Tex Mex meals such as burrito bowls, nachos, and quesadillas are quick, easy, and can be made with foods from your #BetterPantry. Use these simple steps to Build Your Own Tex Mex meal.

 

Meal Planning Help for the Busy Family

Do you struggle with meal planning? Do you prepare meals for your family or just yourself? Whether you are cooking for one or more, meal planning is a skill that takes practice be learned. Even if you know how to plan and shop in advance, it still requires something precious and costly – your time.

 

A Tasty Way to Eat Your Veggies

Written by Jordan Zelenky Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 How many times have you been told to eat two or three servings of vegetables every day? If you’re anything like me, you probably hear that message all the time. Unfortunately, most people just don’t like the taste of those green, leafy veggies. What’s so… Read more »

 

Scrumptious Spinach

Written by Deanna Teter Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Spinach is a veggie many people do not like because of the rep that comes with it; people do not think it tastes good. But, if you are not a fan of how it tastes by itself, it can taste great when you add it… Read more »

 

Chickpea Craze

Written by Amanda Presler Part of National Nutrition Month 2013 You might be familiar with garbanzo beans, also know as chickpeas, but did you know all you can do with them? Because they are legumes, chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber! One serving of chickpeas provides you with just 120 calories. 20… Read more »

 

Season of Squash

Written by Rachel O’Connor Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 In March, it’s still chilly, and hard to imagine any vegetable could be in season. On the contrary — many are! One of the best vegetables to purchase during the winter/early spring is squash. It is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium and… Read more »

 

Say Bye to the Two B’s at Meals: Boring and Bland!

Written by Taylor Horne Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Without question there is a wide range of attitudes toward a healthy diet in our society. At times thinking of eating well can have negativity associated with it – those bland vegetables that are pressured upon us, or the lean meats and starches that can… Read more »