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Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious

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

Stretch Your Food Dollars

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I went to the grocery store last night for the third time this week. I usually only go once a week, but I failed to have a plan. Shame on me. (Remember how I told you a couple of months ago to always have a plan so this wouldn't happen?). I know that I ended up spending much more money than if I had planned my meals for a week, compiled a grocery list and made just one trip to the store. I not...

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Make Leftovers Exciting!

Do you ever hear the groans and moans when you say we're having "leftovers" for dinner? What kind of word is "leftover" anyway? It sounds so blah. So used. So "been there done that." Don't get me wrong; I'm all for using up food rather than throwing it out and wasting it. A study by the University of Arizona revealed that a household of four will throw away about $600 of food a year. That's 14%...

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How Do I Get My Kid to Eat His Veggies? Get to Know a Farmer!

"My kid doesn't eat any green vegetables. No broccoli. No spinach. No brussel sprouts". This is a mother I have talked to before and is worried that her child will grow up eating only pizza and fries. But what happens if this child sees these vegetables being grown, talks to the local farmer about planting and harvesting these vegetables, picks out these vegetables for purchase at the local far...

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