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Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious

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

Do You Get Enough Fiber?

I recently read a report that states that Americans only eat about half of the 25 to 35 grams of daily fiber that is recommended. Yikes! You may ask why dietary fiber is so important for our health. Well, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, epidemiological studies show a decrease in heart disease when women consume at least 25 grams of dietary fiber and men consume at least 38...

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Grilled Rosemary Shrimp

Father's Day Grilling

I always look forward to going "home". I still think of home as being my parents' house where I grew up. And as I've gotten older and moved farther away, I've learned to truly value these visits home. This weekend's visit is extra special since it is Father's Day weekend. And for many dad's, it's a time for them to show off their grilling skills. Grilling can be a quick, easy and health...

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Summer Salads!

Here's another fabulous entry from ISU student Rebecca Kaplan-Shank: Years ago I had a friend who held "Sunday family dinners" for her close friends, and one of the things I always looked forward to was her salads. Every week, she'd present us with a gorgeous, colorful, creative salad. I was always amazed with these delicious salads, and eventually I ask...

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Enjoy a Family Picnic

The enjoyable weather outside may have you wishing you could spend more time outdoors, including meal time. So why not gather the family and head to your favorite park with food in hand? For an easy appetizer, pack whole grain crackers and hummus or low fat cheese. Sandwiches are easy to pack and eat. Try the recipe below for delicious chicken salad with a Hawaiian twist. Serve it on wh...

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