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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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Meatless Meals: A Low Cost Solution

I grew up on a cattle farm and consequently, we always had meat in the freezer. It wouldn't be out of the ordinary for my family to have steak for dinner at least two or three times a week. But as my family got out of the cattle business and I moved out of the house and into town, I finally had to start purchasing my own meat. And, that's when I found out just how costly meat can be! Wi...

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Have You Tried an Avocado Lately?

Lately, I have been on an avocado kick. I've discovered that this fruit (yes it is a fruit!) is well more than the star of guacamole. It has lifted my sometimes boring salads, salsas and sandwiches to a level of tasty goodness I would never have expected. If you and your family haven't explored all the options the avocado can give, you're missing out! First of all, while avocados may ha...

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Should FDA add "Added Sugars" to the Food Label?

I recently picked up a single serving container of Dannon® Strawberry Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt at our local market. However, I made the big mistake of not looking at the Nutrition Facts Label before purchasing. Excited to dig in, I grabbed a heaping spoonful and ate. But that one bite felt like it would put me in a sugar coma if I continued to eat! Once I looked at the label, I realized i...

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