recipes

 

Summer Produce Recipe Round-up

Do I sound like a broken record yet? Seasonal produce saves money, tastes better and is more nutritious. Buy it at the Farmers Market or harvest from your garden. Summer is the best time for buying, cooking, and eating fresh fruits and veggies, as it’s the height of the growing season. What is your favorite summer… Continue Reading Summer Produce Recipe Round-up

 

Make the Switch to Whole Grains

While many of us may not have grown up eating whole grains, it’s time we start!       Whole grains are called whole because they contain all three parts of the grain as it’s found on the plant- the bran, the germ and the endosperm. Refined grains have the bran and germ removed during processing,… Continue Reading Make the Switch to Whole Grains

 

Plant-Powered Protein

When you think protein foods, I bet you are picturing a big juicy steak, boneless/skinless chicken breast or a tasty pork chop. But be careful not to forget the very healthy and very affordable plant sources of protein. Beans, peas, nuts and seeds are lower in saturated fat (the kind that raises our “bad” cholesterol… Continue Reading Plant-Powered Protein

 

Spring Produce Recipe Round-up

I am so happy that Spring is finally upon us. I love the warm weather and watching all the plants growing, especially the plants that provide us with tasty fruits and veggies! Produce tastes best when it’s picked fresh and in season. And as a bonus, in-season produce has more nutrients (which haven’t started to… Continue Reading Spring Produce Recipe Round-up

 

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… Continue Reading Chickpea Craze

 

Spaghetti or Squash?

Written by Catelyn Hill Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Spaghetti is a food that many people enjoy eating; however, have you ever wanted to enjoy the taste of spaghetti without the extra carbohydrates and calories? Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to choose, and contains fewer calories and carbohydrates compared to normal spaghetti. Spaghetti… Continue Reading Spaghetti or Squash?

 

Eat More Seafood

As we discussed before, seafood is both delicious and nutritious. The Omega 3 fats that we all think of with seafood have some pretty amazing health benefits. Omega 3 fats help to prevent heart disease, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, we only consume about 60% of the recommended amount of seafood.   Here are… Continue Reading Eat More Seafood

 

FNP at the Farmers Market

To give you a better idea of the many ways that FNP helps people Eat Smart and Move More, I wanted to talk about one of our newer projects, the Food Security Program. Meredith has been working very hard over the last year and a half to increase SNAP recipients’ access to local foods. Partnering… Continue Reading FNP at the Farmers Market