This week, our 3 recipes have two things in common... 1. They feature pears from the Pacific Northwest. 2. Each recipe is available for families OR for K-12 schools. Read more...
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 →
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us don’t have time every morning for a sit-down meal. Convenience is part of our lives, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy prepackaged breakfast foods or hit the drive thru. Try this simple recipe and in less than 30 minutes you’ll... Continue Reading →
August is Kids Eat Right Month and a great time for families to learn how to cook healthy together! A clever way to encourage children to try new foods is to get kids in the kitchen. This week, we're featuring recipes to help kids start young and learn simple cooking tasks before moving on to... Continue Reading →
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 →
This week, Eat Smart Idaho shares 3 of our fave recipes for Idaho Summer produce: beets, sweet corn, and watermelon. We also take the guesswork out of picking a great watermelon!
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 →
Hey Grill Masters! Test your summer BBQ Food Safety I.Q. Take the quiz here! HEY GRILL MASTERS! Don’t forget the MOST important BBQ tool - a FOOD THERMOMETER! Download a FREE “Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart The Main 4 Practices for Food Safety: CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK, and CHILL Cantaloupe Gazpacho Try this COOL summer recipe... Continue Reading →
It’s Egg Week at Eat Smart Idaho! We're bringing you egg cooking, egg safety and egg-citing recipes. 5 Egg-spert Questions About Easter Eggs How can I safely color and decorate hard-cooked eggs? Wash your hands between all the steps of cooking, cooling, dyeing and decorating.Can I use anything to decorate the eggs, such as pens... Continue Reading →
Spring Fever? Nature is a major distraction from the stresses of life and important for the health of children and adults. People who spend time outside… have more energy.are calmer.feel less stress.focus better.feel happier.sleep better. Start close to home with 30 minutes of activity. If you don’t have 30 minutes, try 10 minutes three times... Continue Reading →