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Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious

Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!
Banana Bread Oatmeal

Choose Breakfast for a Healthy Start

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But I'm going to. Because it is! Years and years of research show a multitude of benefits from eating breakfast. But sadly, breakfast is often a meal that is neglected or skipped. Do you and your children take the time to eat breakfast every day? After a good night's sleep and many hours without a me...

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National Garlic Day is Today- April 19th!

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Yep, it's stinky breath day. But garlic is more than that; it's a widely popular food that delivers on flavor and possibly good health. Some evidence suggests garlic may lower the risk of certain cancers and may slightly lower blood pressure and slow the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). While health benefits of garlic are gaining scientific credibility, there is much mor...

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The Scoop on Dinner Kits

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According to what was presented at a recent Research Chefs Association conference, consumers are seeking more innovated dinner kits, like those taco kits that have everything but the ground beef at hand. Why? Well, we live in a fast-paced world; we're pressed for time so the convenience factor is a huge plus. But we also want to feel like we are actually preparing the meal, not just warming som...

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Help! Should I Buy Regular, Reduced-Fat or Natural Peanut Butter?

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I'm always amused by how our country seems to have a national day for almost anything. For instance, you may not have known that April 2 nd was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. I, for one, think that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are one of the most ingenious ideas that were brought to this earth. Anyone who really knows me understands that I have a bit of an obsession with...

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