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The Nutrition Nosh

Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, shares Nutrition and Wellness information and recipes to make life healthier!

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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Why test your pressure canner gauge each year?

Spring is here, our seasonal foods will soon be growing in the garden.  With seasonal foods, we enter my most exciting time of year - food preservation season!  This year, make sure you are off to a good start by being ahead of the game; get your pressure canner gauge tested to ensure a safe processing season. Reason for testing...

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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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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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Make a Healthy Valentines Dessert...Strawberry Crepes!

Hello everyone! It is that special time of year, where love fills the air…Valentine's Day is here. Try this inventive sweet idea for someone special in your life. Serve homemade crepes with a favorite topping. Use low-fat dairy to decrease saturated fat in your diet. Adding fruit provides a healthy option for high-calorie holiday desserts. Enjoy a delicious dessert on the heal...

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Meals for a Healthy Heart, learn about Triglycerides

February is American Heart Health Month .  Join our class, Meals for a Healthy Heart and learn about Triglycerides Locally, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality. Within Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties, 17% of residents, 65+ have been told they have cardiovascular disease. As many as 18% of residents, aged 65+ have been t...

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