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All About Cauliflower

Through my young daughter's eyes, cauliflower is simply "white broccoli" when it shows up at the dinner table. While both of these vegetables are in the same family of plants, cauliflower can truly shine on its own. Plus, cauliflower can be found in purple and orange, too! Cauliflower is also having a trendy moment, and is used in many recipes in place of potatoes or other starchier items (thin...

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5 Ingredients or Less: Stuffed Potatoes!

So many of our favorite recipes here at Illinois Nutrition Education Programs are few in ingredients and big on flavor! Our Stuffed Potatoes recipe definitely falls into this category. It has been a favorite around the office! While the recipe calls for diced ham, you can choose another cooked meat (ground beef, chopped turkey, etc.) or your favorite vegetable instead -- depending on what's availa...

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How Can Kids Help in the Kitchen?

Kids love to help out in the kitchen! If your child is interested in food, or having trouble trying new foods, having them assist at meals or snacks is a great way to get them involved. We have tried and true tips to get you started with your kids as young as two or three. Keep in mind that these are only suggestions and different children may be ready at different ages for certain skills. A...

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Enjoy Whole Grains for a Burst of Flavor (and Nutrition!) at Meals and Snacks

There are two types of grains in our diet: whole grains and refined grains. A whole grain contains the entire grain kernel and contains a much richer flavor and nutrition. Refined grains have outer layers of the grain removed during processing. Many of us eat plenty of grains (think pasta, bread, cereal, crackers, and tortillas) but are low in intake of whole grains. A great goal is to consume...

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