Summer Squash Succotash

This take on a classic dish brings into focus the produce of summer in a way that is equally light and satisfying. Although typically made with lima beans and bacon, this hearty vegetarian succotash features chickpeas, tomatoes and a riot of summer squash.  Serves 4-6  Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil  1 cup yellow onion, diced … Read More


All About Potatoes

Potatoes are a starchy vegetable and are widely available year-round across the country. In fact, potatoes are the most-eaten vegetable in the United States!  The way potatoes are prepared is important. Fried potatoes, like french fries, often contain lots of unhealthy fats and salt. Boiled potatoes can lose some of their nutrients as they cook. … Read More


Peach Buckle

Makes 12 servings Serving Size: 1 muffin Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 5-6 very ripe peaches 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup quick cooking oats 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 large egg, lightly beaten 4 tablespoons butter, melted Directions 1. … Read More


Cooking with Kids

Getting kids into the kitchen is an important way to help them learn about healthy foods, meal preparation, and food safety. Having your children help with meals when they are young will prepare them to choose and cook healthy foods for themselves when they are older. Cooking together is also a great way to get … Read More


Cool Cucumber Coleslaw

Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce 1 medium cucumber, peeled 5 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt, vanilla 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, plain 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1/8 cup onion, finely diced 1 1⁄2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon … Read More


Yogurt Dip

Ingredients: 1 cup low fat yogurt (plain or vanilla) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon honey Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix Serve with apples, crackers, or mix into a fruit salad. … Read More


Overnight oats

Ingredients: 3/4 cup skim or 1% milk 1 teaspoon honey 1 dash of cinnamon 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not quick oats) 1/4 cup raisins Chopped nuts (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients in a jar Shake Place in the fridge overnight … Read More


National Peanut Butter Day

Peanut butter is one of the most popular American foods, but is it always a healthy choice? Pros Peanut butter contains a lot of protein and fiber, which are both important nutrients. It is also energy-dense, meaning a small amount of peanut butter contains a lot of calories. All of this means that just eating … Read More


Chore-Aerobics: Make Cleaning Active and Fun

Why let chores be a bore when you could turn them into a fun activity the whole family will enjoy? Here are some ideas to help make cleaning and tidying activities that will get everyone moving, working, and smiling! For Little Kids Do chores with one foot, one hand, while singing, taking only giant steps, … Read More


EFNEP Celebrates International School Meals Day

March 14th is the date of celebration of the seventh annual International School Meals Day (ISMD). ISMD was started in 2013 to raise awareness among people around the world about the importance of healthy eating and good nutrition. The day is celebrated globally using a food stories theme. The stories are used to communicate the … Read More


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