Gardening | Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


It’s Grilling Season! Grill Safely this Season and Beyond…

Grilling is a summer activity everyone enjoys.   It is a healthy way of cooking, and you can grill pretty much anything.  Burgers, chicken, seafood, and even fruits and vegetables are all delicious when cooked on the grill.  No matter what you’re cooking, though, follow the tips below to prevent foodborne illness and keep your family […]

Smoothie Basics : Build a Better Smoothie

There are many benefits of choosing smoothies for a refreshing snack or beverage. Often, smoothies have multiple food groups, which provide a variety of nutrients and energy. Depending on the ingredients, smoothies may serve as a meal, snack, or even dessert. Most smoothies have at least two fruits or vegetables. So, they are a great […]

Let’s Talk about Dry Milk!

Dry milk is a great option to consider when it comes to getting all the nutrients found in regular liquid milk. Not only that but adding extra dry milk to your meals is an excellent and affordable way to boost their nutritional value. There are two types of dry milk: regular and instant. Both types […]

Strawberries: Delicious and Nutritious Fruits

Strawberries are a favorite fruit for many people, and it’s no wonder why! These sweet and juicy berries are the first fruits to ripen in the spring and can be grown in every state in the United States. In fact, they are one of the most popular small fruits to grow in home gardens. Did […]

Enjoy Fresh Food and Support Local Economy: Shopping with Your EBT at Farmers’ Markets

Introduction: People from diverse backgrounds choose to buy locally for several reasons. They appreciate the freshness of the products and want to support their local economy. Additionally, knowing where their food comes from is important to them. Shopping locally not only benefits individuals but also contributes to the economic, environmental, social, and overall well-being of […]

Plan Ahead for Canning Season

Now is the time to start preparing  for canning season. It is always a good idea to purchase your supplies early so you are not running around hunting for supplies at the last minute. You can buy canning supplies at many grocery stores, home goods and farm supply stores, hardware stores, big box retailers, and […]

Enjoy Local Asparagus this Season!

Asparagus is not only delicious but also nutritious. You’ll find 22 calories, 2 grams of protein, and 4 grams of carbohydrates in just a half cup of steamed asparagus. It’s a great source of vitamin A and folate too. Plus, it’s low in calories, making it a smart choice for a healthy diet. When buying […]

Backpack Recipes

It can be hard trying to think of recipes to make when you have various types of food. Especially if they are foods that you don’t typically use. Here, we have a list of easy and healthy recipes with ingredients you may come across in your local backpack programs: Apple Nachos Autumn Sweet Potato Chili […]

Growing Your Own Garden Calendar

Growing Your Owen Garden Calendar

Ready to start planning? Let’s go! Download our Garden calendar. NEP Growing your own Publications: Preparing Your Garden Green Beans Peppers UK Gardening Publications: Home Veg Gardening in KY Container Gardening Kentucky State University Gardening Fact Sheets:  Tips & Tricks to Starting a Backyard Garden Growing Herbs in Containers Harvesting & Using Herbs Carrots Cucumbers Garlic […]

Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Bake

Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Bake

If you’re in need of an easy recipe for tonight, nothing is better than a one-dish dinner recipe! Try our easy sheet pan chicken bake (featured in our 2019 calendar). Nonstick spray 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound […]

Meal Planning Made Easy!

You’ve had a hard, long day at work… and you are hungry…and so is the rest of your family. The last thing you probably want to do right now is think about what to make for dinner. To help make your evenings run more smoothly, take advantage of the times when your motivation is high […]