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Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious

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

Pizza, Pizza!

Posted by Jenna Smith -

When I was a kid, I remember being asked what my favorite food was. Without missing a beat, I'd respond, "pizza!" Every Friday was pizza day in the cafeteria and I would bet that this was always the busiest of days for the school cooks. Even to this day, pizza is still one of my favorites. But as a dietitian, I know that it's not exactly the healthiest meal... Unless... You make it your...

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Live Healthy Illinois

Posted by Jenna Smith -

For most of us, eating healthy and staying active are big challenges. Let's face it; we're busy! Our days are full of commitments, such as work, taking care of the kids, caring for an aging relative, and keeping up with the household chores. Even if we enjoy cooking, we may be so exhausted from our day that we just throw in a frozen pizza or swing through the drive-thru. If motivation and commi...

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Red Apple Spinach Salad

Setting Action Plans

Well, you made it through 2011, and whether it was a good year or a bad year, you now have a fresh start to a brand new year. Some of you have probably made a New Year's Resolution, in hopes to starting off 2012 in the right direction. A resolution is really just a fancy word for a goal. And setting goals are important in life. I'm currently taking leadership training for the Chronic Di...

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