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Freeze More to Spend Less

Freezing produce and buying in-season are two easy ways to save money. Freezing leads to less waste, and shopping seasonally allows you to buy produce at a lower cost. What’s even better is that freezing ripe produce means you keep the item at its highest nutrient content. A freezer of prepped produce saves trips to… Read more »

Have a Picky Eater? Make Mealtime Fun!

 Are you struggling to figure out how to make meal time more interesting? Do you have a picky eater on your hands who could use a little pizazz added to their everyday foods? It can be hard to please your kids, especially if they do not like fruits or vegetables. Below are some tips and… Read more »

Don’t Put Away the Slow Cooker: Make one-pot summertime meals

 Don’t be so quick to retire your one-pot meals as it gets warmer. Eating in-season vegetables and hearty grains can still be quick and easy – and who doesn’t want that during the summer months? Less time cooking, less time cleaning, more time for fun in the sun. Here’s three simple steps to keep your… Read more »

Get Cooking, Kids!

Getting your kids in the kitchen is a great way to spend time together. It can also be a time to teach them to enjoy cooking. Kids can learn the basics of building a balanced plate filled with fruits, veggies, grains, and protein. These skills will help them become life-long healthy eaters. Kids are more… Read more »

More Produce, Please: Try a Plant-Based Meal

Eating Plant-based Having a tough time finding the protein sources you usually buy? Eating plant-based might be a good option for you! It may seem difficult at first, but it’s much easier than you think. Stocking up on seasonal produce is a great way to start because it’s cheap and nutritious!  Make Substitutions Just as… Read more »

When Shelf-Stable Meets Family Table

It’s the end of the week and maybe you didn’t have time to hit the grocery store. Pulling out all the fresh ingredients for a difficult dinner recipe can be stressful. You might think that when cooking for kids, it’s only best to always cook with fresh ingredients, but think again! While fresh is often… Read more »

Benefits of Getting Your Kids Involved in the Kitchen

Do you ever wonder if it’s worth the struggle to get your kids in the kitchen?  It can be a challenge, but your efforts will pay off in the future. You can help your kids to develop a long-lasting love for food and nutrition and motivate them to build healthy routines. There are many valuable… Read more »

Make Quick Vegetarian Lunches for a Happy, Healthy You

Do you run home to eat lunch? Or do pack your lunch as you get ready for work? We will help you make a healthy and delicious vegetarian lunch in 15 minutes or less. A vegetarian diet is good for the body because it contains a low amount of saturated fat and cholesterol, and contains… Read more »

Keep Nutrition a Priority at Home

This isn’t exactly how we imagined finishing out National Nutrition Month. There’s no denying that this is a tough time for families across the Commonwealth. Like us, your everyday routine has been completely changed. Whether you’re social distancing or quarantined completely, we’re here to share ways you can keep nutrition a priority on your table. 

Safely Cook and Store Food

Can you guess the appropriate cooking or storage temperature only by looking at a food item, and assuming it is at a safe temperature for eating?  The answer is absolutely not.   You should know the appropriate temperatures for hot and cold foods to help you avoid illness caused by unsafe food temperatures. This happens all… Read more »