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 →
Follow the directions to choose ingredients from each block. Combine the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the soup reaches 165°F and the flavors combine. Note: For thinner soup, add a little water. For thicker "stew" add less broth or cook longer.
Any time you get up and move, you’re improving your chances for better health. But did you know that being sedentary- sitting a lot- can have the opposite effect. If you find yourself sitting too much, here is a simple way to start small: Set a timer every hour. On your phone or even a... Continue Reading →
Oatmeal Cranberry Bites 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats1/3 cup Sunflower seeds1/3 cup Peanut Butter (Reduced fat)1/4 cup Honey1/3 cup Dried Cranberries (Unsweetened) Combine all ingredients until mixed completely.Using clean hands, roll the mixture into 18 balls about 1-inch in size.Place the balls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Oatmeal is one of the most versatile and inexpensive foods around. It is packed with nutrients to keep you full and help fight many health issues. This amazing whole grain meal is loaded with fiber and proteins that help keep you full longer. They are also full of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for... Continue Reading →
Quick and easy dinners can be nutritious and fun. Add these spinach turkey meatballs into your dinner rotation! Turkey Spinach Meatballs Quick and healthy protein for families in a time crunch! 1 lb. ground turkey1 egg1 small onion (grated)2 cloves garlic (minced)1 C spinach (finely chopped)1/2 C parsley (finely chopped)1/2 tsp dried oregano1/2 tsp black... Continue Reading →
The start of a new year commonly marks the start of new goals or lifestyle changes for many individuals and families. In some cases, the new year marks a new diet or exercise plan. Unfortunately, many people get burned out quickly because these diets or exercise plans are too rigid and focus on taking away... Continue Reading →
From October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020 our team worked with 345 community partners to provide nutrition education classes and environmental changes to improve diet quality, physical activity, food safety, food security, and food resource management of Idahoans with low-resources. Click for a PDF of our 2020 Annual Impacts
Apple Cranberry Salad This salad is always a favorite. 1 head of lettuce (torn)2-3 medium apples (diced)1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)1 cup dried cranberriesDRESSING INGREDIENTS:1/2 cup green onions (sliced)6 tablespoons vegetable oil (olive, canola, avocado, etc.)4 tablespoons vinegar (cider, balsamic, or red wine vinegars)1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp pepper1 tsp yellow, dijon, or brown mustards Wash lettuce,... Continue Reading →
When setting goals for the New Year, mental health is often overlooked. However, your mental and physical health are very closely linked. Without practicing habits for a healthy mind, it can be hard to practice healthy habits for a healthy body. Here are ten tips to help get you started. Focus on your nutrition. Try... Continue Reading →
These bars are a quick and tasty holiday treat. We tested a few substitutions and it turns out that we like the substitutions better than the original! Cranberry Chickpea Bars Dried cranberries give these bars a festive look and tangy flavor. 1 cup whole wheat flour½ teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons baking powder2 cups cooked beans... Continue Reading →