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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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Quick and Easy Coleslaw

Posted by Jenna Smith -

I'm pleased to introduce a guest blogger today!  Rebecca Kaplan-Shank is a dietetics student at Illinois State University.  Lucky for me, she has decided to do her professional practice experience with University of Illinois Extension.  Here is her spin on a delicious side dish! Let's be honest; there aren't a lot of ways to get cabbage into your family's diet. Why not change that...

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Endless Ways to Use Strawberries

It's that time of year: fresh grown strawberries are in season! And lucky for me, my mom just brought some over from her garden. Now my brain is racing to figure out what I should do with them. Should I make them into a pie or use them as a topping for shortcake? Both sound tempting, but there are all sorts of strawberry dishes to make, and many of them can be low in calories. Of course...

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Lemon Angel Food Cake

Mother's Day Desserts

Posted by Jenna Smith - Holidays

To all the mothers out there, happy Mother's Day weekend! It's your weekend to relish in the fact that you are a fantastic mom. And what better way to celebrate than eating a scrumptious dessert with your family? Of course, desserts are often loaded with a ton of calories and fat. While they are no doubt tasty, a diet consistent in calorie-laden desserts can lead to excess weight and he...

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It's Dairy-licious!

Posted by Jenna Smith -

Do you speed through the dairy section in the grocery store? I know those cold refrigerated cases make me want to grab what I need in a hurry before I get too chilled! But you may want to put on a jacket and spend a little more quality time in the dairy section. Intake of dairy products, which are rich in calcium and vitamin D, is linked to improved bone health, and may reduce the risk of osteo...

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