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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Effingham County
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Email: uie-cefj@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Clay County
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Fayette County
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Jasper County
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

Recipe of the Month

Potato Soup

3 medium potatoes
4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup cooked ham, chopped
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup corn


1. Wash potatoes and peel.
2. Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Place in large pot.
3. Add broth to pan and bring to boil. Partially cover pot with lid and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender but not mushy.
4. Add ham, dry milk powder, onion, and corn to the pot.
5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
6. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts Servings per Recipe: 4.00 Calories 250.00 Fat 2.50 g Sodium 550.00 mg Total Carbohydrates 39.00 g Fiber 4.00 g Protein 17.00 g

Questions? Contact Jo Stine, Community Worker, SNAP-Ed at jostine@illinois.edu

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