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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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How to Not Wreck Your Diet on Super Bowl Sunday

Some people look more forward to Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year. Football fans anticipate the big game, and even non-football fans await the laughter and sentiment of the best commercial advertisements of the year. Behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is often recognized as the second largest food consumption day in the United States! While the typical traditions ma...

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Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese

Make Mac and Cheese Healthier

Macaroni and cheese is generally popular among the young tykes, but as an adult, I just can't shy away from it either. It's creamy and delicious! But  mac and cheese is not known for its outstanding nutrition. High fat ingredients such as cheese, whole milk and butter make it a high calorie dish. However, a few modifications and additions and voilà! Mac and cheese can turn into a healthy entrée...

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Burning Question: Are Clementines and Mandarin Oranges the Same?

My saving grace during the winter, where calorie-laden foods seem to be everywhere, is citrus fruits. The clementine is one of my favorites. It's juicy, sweet, and serves as the perfect snack. But what exactly is a clementine? Many people think that a clementine is the same as a mandarin orange, but that's not entirely correct. A clementine is a variety of mandarin oranges, but...

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Making New Years Resolutions Personal

Posted by Jenna Smith - Holidays

Happy New Year! Now is the time that many people reflect back on the previous year and look forward to a new year with a fresh start. Morning news segments, talk shows, and advertisements are all about giving advice to help you set your new year's resolutions. You'll hear about foods that you should eat, foods that you shouldn't eat, vitamins, herbal supplements, diet pills, exercises that work...

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