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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 »

National Nutrition Month: Antioxidants

The immune system is constantly working to destroy threats inside the body. The ones you’re probably most aware of are bacteria and viruses. However, your body is also fighting off free radicals. Free radicals get inside healthy cells and weaken them, which makes your body more susceptible to illness and chronic diseases like cancer. The… Read more »

Eating for Energy: Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for keeping your body healthy. It’s common feel tired during the day, which may be a result of not getting enough vitamins and minerals. Eating a balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and protein ensures that your body gets a variety of these nutrients to work… Read more »