Find a Feeding Site

The idea of finding our family's next meal can be scary. 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. Idaho Health & Welfare Food Assistance Program Resources: Statewide Food Programs You can find a local feeding site... Continue Reading →

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Lentil Chili

Lentil Chili 5 cups vegetable Broth (Low Sodium)1 pound dry lentils 1 tsp salt16 oz diced tomatoes (or 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces) )1 onion1 tbsp oil1 1/2 tsp chili powdersalt and pepper (to taste) Thoroughly rinse onions and chop. Rinse lentils and remove any shriveled pieces or pebbles.2. Combine water/broth, lentils, and salt in a... Continue Reading →

Stovetop Cinnamon Applesauce

Stovetop Cinnamon Applesauce A quick, low-cost snack that can be enjoyed warm or cold. KnifeSauce panMeasuring spoonsFork 3 apples2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup water Wash apples under cold water and dry with a clean towel. Core and slice apple to about the same thickness, about 1/2 inch.In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add water... Continue Reading →

An Apple a Day

Fall is in the air which means that apples are in season. We have all heard the saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” An apple a day may not actually keep the doctor away, but apples do offer a number of health benefits. Apples are: Very inexpensive.Low in calories (about 80 calories per tennis ball... Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Wake up to an effortless breakfast with this easy, overnight oatmeal recipe. Slow Cooker Oatmeal Slow Cooker 3 cups water1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats1/2 tsp ground cinnamon1 apple (peeled and cubed) Wash hands.Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until oats are tender. Top with peanut butter or other... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Whole Grains in a Balanced Diet

Introducing whole grains into your diet is easy, beneficial, and nutritious. For maximum dietary health, whole grains should make up a substantial portion of a balanced diet, just as meats and vegetables should. Whole grains contain: High levels of fiberProteinsVitaminsMinerals All of which, make whole grains a nutrient-rich food. Some examples of whole grains include,... Continue Reading →

Apple Pocket Pies

We love Idaho apples, especially when they're in season in the Fall. Check your area for apple picking farms. If you're not near a farm, watch for good prices at the store when apples are in season. Apple Tortilla Pocket Pies Fresh, in-season, Idaho apples make this whole wheat pocket pies so tasty. 4 whole... Continue Reading →

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps 1 pound ground turkey1 bell pepper (diced)1/4 cup carrots (shredded)2 green onions (sliced)2 cloves garlic (minced)1 Tbsp. fresh ginger (grated)2 Tbsp. soy sauce (low sodium)1 Tbsp. rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)1 head butter lettuce (or other large leaf lettuce)1 Tbsp. lime juice 1/4 cup cilantro Wash all vegetables under cold... Continue Reading →

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