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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Winter Squash – How to Cook

Winter Squash can be roasted, sautéed, puréed, or mashed. Use it in soups, casseroles, salads, breads, muffins, and more. General Winter Squash Preparation Wash and scrub well under clean water.Use a vegetable peeler if the recipe calls for peeled squash.Use a sharp knife to cut winter squash due to the tough outer skin. Cut in... Continue Reading →

Enjoy a Fall Picnic with Family or Friends

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month Eating together is a great way to connect. And, Fall in Idaho offers beautiful weather to enjoy a meal outside. A little planning can make it easy. Prep food the day before and pack it in a basket, box or backpack. Keep it simple and don't forget a... Continue Reading →

Warm Pear and Brussels Sprout Slaw

Warm Pear and Brussels Sprout Slaw 1 pound Brussels Sprouts (Shredded )1 Pear (any variety )1/2 cup Walnuts (toasted and chopped)1 cup Parmesan (shredded)1 tsp Olive oilBlack pepper (to taste)Dressing 4 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar4 Tbsp Olive Oil1 tsp Dijon mustard2 tsp Honey In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add 1 tsp olive... Continue Reading →

Creating Healthy, Happy Meals Together

Fall is here, and along with its arrival, we begin to think of having warm and comforting meals with our family. The reality is… some evenings can be chaotic, with limited time, busy work, and different family schedules. We may end up eating on the go or having convenience meals in front of the TV.... Continue Reading →

Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Mornings can be chaotic, but eating a healthy breakfast does not need to be hard. Try these easy, nutritious breakfast cookies the next time you and your family need a breakfast on the go! Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies 1 cup rolled oats1 1/2 mashed bananas3/4 cup shredded zucchini1/3 cup nut or seed butter... Continue Reading →

Eat Better, Eat Together

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month. Eating as a family not only positively impacts your child’s physical health, but also their social health. Mealtime can be a great way to get a break from busy schedules and create experiences with your child in the kitchen. Family meals can also improve your child’s school performance.... Continue Reading →

Chili Mac and Cheese- Whole Grains for the Win!

Adding more whole grains to your day doesn't mean that you have to compromise flavor. Try this whole grain recipe as part of your "baby steps" to eating more whole grains! Quick, easy and full of flavor! Chili Mac and Cheese This Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, while still being healthy... Continue Reading →

Baby Steps to Eating More Whole Grains

Though the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults eat at least three to five servings of whole grains a day and children two to three, most Americans consume one or less. And a whopping 40% of Americans don’t eat whole grains at all! If you are feeling discouraged at the thought of switching... Continue Reading →

SMART SNACKING AT WORK, HOME, OR SCHOOL

If you’re going to be at work or school all day, pack a snack to take with you. Convenience foods cost more and have empty calories. Choose healthy and tasty snacks that boost your energy between meals. Making your own trail mix can save you money and help you eat healthier. Here’s a recipe your... Continue Reading →

Add Soap, Warm Water, and a Catchy Tune!

Most people think their hand-washing habits have been changed forever but, these careful behaviors can be forgotten when distracted by a new environment. We all know that washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds may reduce your chances of getting sick and spreading germs.  Singing “Happy Birthday” twice while scrubbing... Continue Reading →

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