Find a Feeding Site

The idea of finding our family's next meal can be scary with the closure of schools and businesses. Luckily, there are several resources for free meals and food boxes provided in the community. Just make sure to call ahead to ask for their schedule. You can find a local feeding site for children ages 1-18... Continue Reading →

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Grilled Idaho Asparagus

Grilled asparagus has a slightly smokey flavor combined with a little bit of char and sweetness you can only get when cooking them over an open flame. Also, Idaho-grown asparagus is the best! Grilled Idaho Asparagus Grilled asparagus has a slightly smokey flavor combined with a little bit of char and sweetness you can only... Continue Reading →

Fire Up the Grill!

You can grill just about anything! Do you know that there are food safety steps to follow no matter what you’re cooking? Keep reading to learn about safe grilling of all foods. Clean: HANDS: No matter what you’re grilling, always start with clean hands especially before and after touching raw meat, poultry, and seafood items... Continue Reading →

Poppin’ Corn Trail Mix

While out walking, hiking, or biking the local Idaho trails take this simple snack with you for a healthy treat. Poppin’ Corn Trail Mix 7 -10 cups popped popcorn1 cups low sugar, whole grain cereal1 cup dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries1 cup mini marshmallows 1. Mix ingredients together. Enjoy! For variation:  Don’t be afraid to... Continue Reading →

Trails of Idaho

As we enter the summer months you may want to take your walking from indoors on a treadmill to walking in Idaho’s beautiful outdoors. All throughout Idaho there are walking trails that suit all needs. If you are just starting out or if you’re an avid hiker, you can find your perfect trail in any... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Compote

Strawberry Compote A great summer recipe using seasonal strawberries. It can be used as a topping on pancakes or waffles or mixed in with yogurt. Sauce panMixing Spoon 3 cup fresh or frozen strawberries1/4 cup water1/8 tsp cinnamon1 tbsp lemon zest2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice In a medium sauce pan, add strawberries, water, lemon zest,... Continue Reading →

Summer Fun with Dairy Products

National Dairy Month was originally created in 1937 as National Milk Month as a way to promote drinking milk when there was an extra supply of milk during the warmer months of summer. Then in 1939, June became the National Dairy Month because of research that supported the positive contributions dairy products make to our... Continue Reading →

Keep the Fun in Summer Meals

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer events like barbeques, picnics, and camping.  The warmer weather and eating outdoors can bring food safety challenges.  Food left at room or warmer outside temperatures can increase the chance of bacterial growth in food that can cause food poisoning.  To keep the fun in your special events, follow... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Oat Bars

It's strawberry season! Produce in season tastes better and is usually cheaper. The time is right to enjoy strawberries. Red, sweet, juicy strawberries are of America's most loved fruits. A cup of strawberries has about 50 calories and are an good source of vitamin C and and fiber. When fresh strawberries aren't in season, choose... Continue Reading →

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