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Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious

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

Have you noticed all the commercials for alcoholic beverages lately? Or the marketing of holiday flavored coffee drinks for McDonald's, Starbucks and the like? It's no wonder there is a push for fancy drinks; the holidays are generally a time for celebration and who doesn't love a warm drink in their hands on a cold winter day? However, if you're not careful, you may find yourself drinking more...

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Control Your Holiday Eating

I just came back from yet another holiday lunch feeling stuffed and a little guilty for overindulging. Oh, the joys of the holiday season. Cupcakes and cookies are in the office, invitations for holiday meals are streaming in, and the pressure is on to make the famous family fudge. So just how do we get through the holidays without gaining as much weight as Santa Clause? First, don't ma...

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Mailing Food Gifts

We're just 2 ½ weeks away until Christmas! Some of you may be scurrying to the store to pick out the perfect Christmas present for your friends or family, while others may have no clue as what to even buy! You may want to consider giving food as a gift. Check out From My Kitchen to Yours: Healthy Holiday Gifts for food gift...

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Breaking Down the Food Label

I've mentioned it before; food labels can be confusing. Many of us are trying to eat healthier, but if we don't clearly understand the food label it can be difficult to choose healthier foods. That's why I want to spend more time breaking down the components of the food label. We've already talked about looking at the Serving Size first, and we've explained the 5 and 20 rule when looking at the...

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