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Mon, 02/21/2022 - 18:54

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12 Tasty Salad Toppers

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Microwave Safety

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See RED on Valentine's Day

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 15:45

Cooking with Onions without Crying

Wed, 12/29/2021 - 15:03

Have a Healthy Red and Green Holiday

Thu, 12/16/2021 - 08:47

Lentil Veggie Tacos

Sun, 12/12/2021 - 09:18

Source:

Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition Software Used: ESHA Food Processorhttps://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/spanish/lentil-veggie-tacos-spanish-nep.pdfhttps://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/lentil-veggie-tacos-nep.pdfNewsletter/Program:  Nutrition Education Program Archive Link: https://food.unl.edu/nutrition-education-program-nepContact Info: Jean Ann FischerTaxonomy Term Description: 

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) delivers evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions through a combination of education strategies coupled with multi-level community changes that occur within the environment to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.

This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup dry lentils
  • 1 ¾ cup water
  • ⅓ cup onion, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cumin OR chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder OR gently rub 1 clove under cold running water and mince
  • 10 hard corn taco shells
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh vegetables (choice of broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, summer squash, bell pepper, cauliflower, and/or carrots) scrubbing vegetables with clean vegetable brush under running water before chopping)
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Place lentils in a colander and rinse with cold running water. Drain.
  3. In medium saucepan, combine drained lentils, water, onion, cumin or chili powder, salt and garlic. Cook over high heat until boiling. Reduce heat. Boil gently, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until lentils are very soft.
  4. Remove lid from lentil mixture. Boil gently, uncovered, for an additional 2-3 minutes or until most of the liquid is gone, stirring frequently and mashing lentils with the back of a spoon.
  5. Remove pan from heat.
  6. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  7. Spread lentil mixture inside of taco shells. Arrange desired vegetables and cheese on top of lentil mixture. Stand filled tacos in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Loosely cover with foil.
  8. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve warm.
  9. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Category:  Main Dishes Yield: 5 servings Serving Size: 2 tacosCalories: 370Total Fat: 16Saturated Fat: 8Potassium: 8Total Sugars: 4Iron: 15Vitamin D: 0Calcium: 20Protein: 17Fiber: 6Added Sugars: 0Total Carbohydrates: 41Sodium: 540Cholesterol: 60

Veggie IQ Presentation

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 10:12

Crunchy Apple Roll-up

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 15:04

Snacking can be an important part of a healthy diet. Plan and choose snacks that are full of good things our bodies need instead of snacks that are full of extra calories, sugar and fat.

Source:

This recipe is provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. For more resources like this, visit the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website at http://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu. Spend Smart. Eat Smart. is a registered trademark of Iowa State University.

Nutrition Software Used: ESHA Food Processorhttps://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/spanish/crunchy-apple-roll-up-spanish-nep.pdfhttps://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/crunchy-apple-roll-up-nep.pdfNewsletter/Program:  Nutrition Education Program Archive Link: https://food.unl.edu/nutrition-education-program-nepContact Info: Jean Ann FischerTaxonomy Term Description: 

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) delivers evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions through a combination of education strategies coupled with multi-level community changes that occur within the environment to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.

This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium apple, gently rubbed under cold running water, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 (8 inch) whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 Tablespoons crispy rice cereal

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Lay tortilla on a plate.
  3. Spread peanut butter in a thin layer over the tortilla.
  4. Place apple slices in an even layer over peanut butter.
  5. Sprinkle apple slices with cereal.
  6. Roll the tortilla up and cut in half.
  7. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days
Category:  Desserts Snacks Yield: 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 of a roll-upCalories: 140Total Fat: 6Saturated Fat: 1.5Potassium: 2Total Sugars: 6Iron: 6Vitamin D: 0Calcium: 4Protein: 4Fiber: 2Added Sugars: 1Total Carbohydrates: 19Sodium: 190Cholesterol: 0

Skillet Tuna Melt

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 09:30
Nutrition Software Used: ESHA Food Processorhttps://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/spanish/skillet-tune-melt-spanish-nep.pdfhttps://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/skillet-tuna-melt-nep.pdfNewsletter/Program:  Nutrition Education Program Archive Link: https://food.unl.edu/nutrition-education-program-nepContact Info: Jean Ann FischerTaxonomy Term Description: 

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) delivers evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions through a combination of education strategies coupled with multi-level community changes that occur within the environment to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.

This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 stalks celery, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons onion, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced OR ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna in water, drained
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, gently rubbed under cold running water OR 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices whole grain bread, toasted

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Heat oil in a medium sized skillet over medium heat. Add celery, onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and heat through, stirring occasionally.
  4. Top with shredded cheese. Continue heating until the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve on toasted whole grain bread.
  6. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Category:  Main Dishes Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1/4 of recipeCalories: 320Total Fat: 15Saturated Fat: 3.5Potassium: 4Total Sugars: 5Iron: 15Vitamin D: 6Calcium: 10Protein: 16Fiber: 0Added Sugars: 0Total Carbohydrates: 24Sodium: 530

Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:35
Nutrition Software Used: ESHA Food Processorhttps://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/spanish/whole-wheat-soft-pretzels-fffyc-spanish.pdfNotes: 

* Can brush pretzels with oil or melted butter and top with coarse salt before baking.

https://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/whole-wheat-soft-pretzels-fffyc.pdfNewsletter/Program:  Food Fun for Young Children Archive Link: https://food.unl.edu/free-resources/newsletters/food-fun-for-young-children/food...Subscribe Link: https://food.unl.edu/subscribe-food-fun-young-kidsContact Info: Cami WellsTaxonomy Term Description: 

Our goal is to help parents and caregivers prepare healthy meals and snacks by sharing recipes, tips and ideas that are geared for children ages 2 to 5. This will help children eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods along with reducing the mealtime stress of feeding young children.

Ingredients:

  • 1 envelope (or 2¼ teaspoons) quick rise yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Mix yeast, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in warm water and oil to make a soft dough.
  4. Knead on floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic. Form into pretzels or any other shape.*
  5. Bake on a greased cookie sheet in a 425°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
Category:  Breads and Rolls Calories: 150Total Fat: 1.5Saturated Fat: 0Potassium: 2Total Sugars: 0Iron: 10Vitamin D: 0Calcium: 0Protein: 5Fiber: 3Added Sugars: 0Total Carbohydrates: 30Sodium: 190Cholesterol: 0Photo provided by Cami Wells.

Shake a Sack Cracker Snack

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 12:59
Nutrition Software Used: ESHA Food ProcessorNewsletter/Program:  Food Fun for Young Children Archive Link: https://food.unl.edu/free-resources/newsletters/food-fun-for-young-children/food...Subscribe Link: https://food.unl.edu/subscribe-food-fun-young-kidsContact Info: Cami WellsTaxonomy Term Description: 

Our goal is to help parents and caregivers prepare healthy meals and snacks by sharing recipes, tips and ideas that are geared for children ages 2 to 5. This will help children eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods along with reducing the mealtime stress of feeding young children.

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup whole grain cheddar cheese crackers
  • ⅓ cup toasted oat cereal
  • ⅓ cup pretzels
  • ½ teaspoon ranch dressing mix
  • Cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Place all ingredients in a paper sack or a sandwich-sized plastic bag.
  3. Spray inside of bag with cooking spray and then add dressing mix.
  4. Shake well and enjoy!
Category:  Snacks Yield: 1 serving Calories: 150Total Fat: 4Saturated Fat: 1Potassium: 2Total Sugars: 1Iron: 20Vitamin D: 0Calcium: 4Protein: 4Fiber: 0Added Sugars: 1Total Carbohydrates: 26Sodium: 450Cholesterol: 5Photo provided by Cami Wells.

Leftover Food Safety

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 09:45

Crunchy Oat Bar

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 16:34
Nutrition Software Used: ESHA Food ProcessorNewsletter/Program:  Food Fun for Young Children Archive Link: https://food.unl.edu/free-resources/newsletters/food-fun-for-young-children/food...Subscribe Link: https://food.unl.edu/subscribe-food-fun-young-kidsContact Info: Cami WellsTaxonomy Term Description: 

Our goal is to help parents and caregivers prepare healthy meals and snacks by sharing recipes, tips and ideas that are geared for children ages 2 to 5. This will help children eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods along with reducing the mealtime stress of feeding young children.

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tablespoons margarine
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  3. Melt margarine. Stir in brown sugar and molasses.
  4. Add oats, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  5. Spread mixture evenly in a 9 x 13-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Flatten if needed.
  6. Bake for 17 minutes. While warm, cut into 24 pieces. Break apart when cold.
Category:  Desserts Yield: 24 servings Calories: 90Total Fat: 3Saturated Fat: 0.5Potassium: 2Total Sugars: 8Iron: 6Vitamin D: 0Calcium: 2Fiber: 1Added Sugars: 8Total Carbohydrates: 15Sodium: 50Cholesterol: 0Photo provided by Cami Wells.

Breakfast Cookies

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 14:46

Eating breakfast provides your body with the energy it needs to start the day, helps you to stay alert, and can improve your mood.

Source:

This recipe is provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. For more resources like this, visit the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website at http://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu. Spend Smart. Eat Smart. is a registered trademark of Iowa State University.

https://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/spanish/breakfast-cookies-nep-spanish.pdfhttps://food.unl.edu/recipes/documents/breakfast-cookies-nep.pdfNewsletter/Program:  Nutrition Education Program Archive Link: https://food.unl.edu/nutrition-education-program-nepContact Info: Jean Ann FischerTaxonomy Term Description: 

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) delivers evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions through a combination of education strategies coupled with multi-level community changes that occur within the environment to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.

This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 medium apple, gently rubbed under cold running water, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (cherries, cranberries, raisins, etc.)

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon and baking powder.
  4. Add oil, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Stir in apple, oatmeal, shredded cheese and dried fruit.
  6. Using a spoon, scoop dough into 12 even balls and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Wet your fingers and pat each cookie down into a circle on the baking sheet.
  7. Wash hands after handling raw cookie dough.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until set in the middle and lightly browned on the edges.
  9. Allow cookies to cool.
  10. Store leftovers in a covered container at room temperature.
Category:  Breakfast Snacks Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 1 cookieCalories: 190Total Fat: 8Saturated Fat: 2Potassium: 2Total Sugars: 12Iron: 6Vitamin D: 0Calcium: 8Protein: 4Fiber: 1Added Sugars: 6Total Carbohydrates: 26Sodium: 55Cholesterol: 20