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The Nutrition Nosh

Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, shares Nutrition and Wellness information and recipes to make life healthier!
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DASH, Mediterranean and now the MIND Diet!

DASH, Mediterranean and now the MIND Diet! A new diet, known as the MIND diet, could significantly lower a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a paper published in March in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. The MIND diet has 15 dietary components, including 10 "brain-healthy food groups" — green leafy v...

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Cooking Meals at Home!

According to Rutgers Cooperative Extension, over the past few decades, Americans have been eating out more and cooking at home less often. If you have lost the zeal for cooking meals at home, don't fret! Have fun in the kitchen again! As summer changes to fall, set a goal to get back into your kitchen. Start by cooking at home two to three times a week. You will automatically enjoy the health b...

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Why test your pressure canner gauge each year?

It's food preservation season!  With all the work it takes to preserve garden foods, make sure you are off to successful canning season; get your pressure canner gauge tested. Reason for testing ; pressure canning is for low-acid foods. Low-acid foods include red meats, fish, poultry, and all vegetables, except for most tomatoes. Low-acid foods can suppo...

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Enjoy Pesto This Summer!

Typically, we do not cook with fresh herbs as we would spinach or kale. But, just like any other leafy green, herbs increase the nutrition density of our daily diet. Pesto includes healthy, leafy greens, usually basil. Leafy greens contain vitamins A, C, K and have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Fresh herbs like basil also add delicious flavors to meals and allow for the use...

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Eggs are front and center this week!

Enjoy eggs this week! Eggs are so versatile; eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you are wondering what to make for dinner this week, University of Illinois Extension suggests something made with eggs. Turn your typical morning recipes into delicious, quick and easy dinners. Try an omelet with a twist; add feta cheese, spinach, and tomato slices. How about a delicious q...

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The Salty Six

Treat your heart to a cup of healthy soup!

Healthy Soup for a Strong Heart We are in the month of February, and that means American Heart Month! The message is to take extra care of our heart this month ! One suggestion is to become more aware of sodium for better heart health. The recommendation from the American Dietary Guidelines is to eat...

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Rolling the dough into a rectangle for Twisted Breadsticks with Rosemary!
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Let it Dough!

Can you smell the bread baking in your oven? Making bread is easier than thought; the biggest investment besides ingredients is your time!  This investment saves money spent on bakery like breads and includes the family in a fun activity. This activity is also highly therapeutic and relaxing. Homemade bread is a gift enjoyed by all ages. Even though...

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