Thankful for Sweet Potatoes and So Much More!

We're featuring SWEET POTATOES this week! Both recipes are from the American Diabetes Association A starchy vegetable full of vitamins A, C, fiber, potassium, and FLAVOR!  *Note: Both recipes are also available in Spanish and English on our blog, http://www.EatSmartIdahoInTheKitchen.com Sweet Potato Apple Casserole Ingredients Serves 8 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed with a vegetable... 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 →

Winter Squash

We are now nestled into the Fall season here in Idaho, which means crisp air, crunchy leaves, and a bounty of winter squashes! The most common varieties that can be found in stores are pumpkins, acorn squash, butternut squash and spaghetti squash. Winter squashes are a great source of vitamin A for promoting vision health,... Continue Reading →

Idaho Seasonal Produce

Idaho is known for its potatoes, but what about the other vegetables and fruits that grow in abundance? There are over 40 different types of vegetables and fruits grown in the summer months alone. Listed below are a few examples of the produce that are in season in August. Apples, Apricots, Beans, Beets, Berries (various),... Continue Reading →

All About Dairy!

Let’s talk dairy! Dairy is an important component to our daily diets. It’s one of the five food groups that is recommended by the USDA. You might be familiar with MyPlate, if not, below is a graphic that’ll help you get familiar with what a healthy balance of food looks like. The USDA recommends that... Continue Reading →

Warm up this hearty recipe!

In chilly weather, we crave hearty meals. This dish is easy and satisfying! Zesty Pumpkin Bean & Rice Bowl Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup cooked winter squash (Try a small pumpkin, acorn, or any other winter squash) 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder) 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano... Continue Reading →

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