Peanut Butter Banana Pockets

Peanut Butter Banana Pockets are a great snack that your kids can help prepare. Getting your kids involved in the kitchen will teach them skills they will use throughout their lives. While helping prepare recipes kids will be building their math, science, reading, communication, and decision making skills. Another bonus is kids are more likely... Continue Reading →

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Quench your thirst with this refreshing Summer beverage. 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries (chopped)2 tbsp Honey or sweetener of choice2 lemons (juiced)3.5 cups sparkling water Puree strawberries and honey in blender or food processor.Pour sparkling water into a pitcher, then stir in strawberry puree and lemon juice.Serve at room temperature or... Continue Reading →

Easy Slow Cooker Beans

Raise your hand if you have ever burned a batch of beans… or just dinner. *Raises hand slowly* You leave a pot on the stove, get distracted, and suddenly dinner is a bit more charred than you would like. You might ask yourself, “What can I do?” An easy solution is to pull out that... Continue Reading →

Go for Beans, Peas and Lentils for Healthy Protein Alternatives

By Siew Guan Lee – University of Idaho Extension As the meat supply in the nation is possibly disrupted due to COVID-19, you might find some stores that have placed limits on purchase amounts and have smaller selections of meat. With meat prices expected to rise, this could be a good time to consider expanding... Continue Reading →

Dried Fruit

Feed Your Kids a Rainbow Serve 5 fruits and vegetables a day. Did you know that ½ cup of dried fruit counts as one serving? This is because the loss of water during the drying process concentrates the calories and nutrients. Check the nutrition facts label for added sugar when buying dried fruit, as it... Continue Reading →

Fun in the Snow

During this cold season we are all ready to curl up with a blanket, and not step outside. But staying active, even in the cold, is important. And these cold months brings with it something for all of us to enjoy - snow. Playing in the snow as a family is a great bonding activity... Continue Reading →

Bring Sunshine to Winter with Citrus

Citrus is known for its high vitamin C content- just one orange supplies a full day’s requirement. Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc., are great tasting, low-calorie foods which are good sources of fiber, and are low in sodium, cholesterol, and fat. Add Zest to Just About Any Dish! Lemon, orange, lime, or grapefruit zest! Citrus zest–... Continue Reading →

Thankful for Sweet Potatoes and So Much More!

A starchy vegetable full of vitamins A, C, fiber, potassium, and FLAVOR!  Sweet Potato Apple Casserole A new twist on sweet potatoes! 4 Sweet potatoes (scrubbed with a vegetable brush under running water, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes)2 Apples (washed under cold running water, sliced)½ cup Orange juice1 tablespoon Butter1 teaspoon Cinnamon½ cup raisins... Continue Reading →

Apples

While we are able to get apples all year round, this time of year they are particularly tasty. This is apple season. Apples are a great snack, that are also very healthy. You can grab one on the go, cut it up and enjoy it as an after-school snack, or mix it into dishes to... Continue Reading →

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