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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 Pops

Frozen Pops, Too Good to Stop!

A hot summer day often calls for an icy cold treat. While ice cream and popsicles are both adult and kid favorites, they're typically loaded with added sugars and sometimes fat. Luckily, there are numerous frozen snacks that are kid-friendly, healthy, and so simple to make! Stock your fridge and freezer with a variety of fruits and yogurts, and you'll have about all you need to make a d...

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Baby food

Making Your Own Baby Food

Posted by Jenna Smith - Food Safety

As my son is nearing the age of starting solid foods, I've began to contemplate whether or not to make my own baby food. I want my child to receive fresh food with no additives. However, I'm a little daunted just thinking about the work it may involve! Let's think about this a little moreā€¦ Some commercial baby food has added sugars, salt and starch. Babies and toddlers are at an age whe...

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Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Should You Go Greek?

I'm pleased to introduce guest blogger, Tina Lam! Tina is a graduate student at Illinois State University and is completing her dietetic internship. In the last few years, Greek yogurt has been on the rise in popularity, but what is Greek yogurt? Greek yogurt is strained more intensively than regular yogurt. This removes the sugar called lactose and whey that is fo...

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