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Plate it up: Bacon and Tomato Dip

Yum! Just imagine this dip with fresh veggies or even in a lettuce wrap. A great way to get the “BLT” flavor in any dish. Serve on top of grilled chicken, or shrimp for a satisfying all American dish. With Spring approaching, this dip is a great opportunity to incorporate fresh tomatoes! Ingredients: -1 cup […]


Plate it up: Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Zucchini has risen in popularity the last few months due to the “zoodle”. This recipe does not include “zoodles,” but has the same basic concept. Replacing your pasta with veggies is a great way to cut your carb intake and get your daily dose of vegetables. You won’t miss the pasta in this dish at […]


Pantry Staple: Canned Vegetables

Canned vegetables are on par with fresh or frozen veggies when it comes to nutritional value. As Americans, we are not eating enough produce, buying canned goods can make getting produce on the table quick and cheap. There are so many options to incorporate canned vegetables into a meal, that there is no reason not […]


Colorful Quesadillas

Who doesn’t LOVE an quick, easy and delicious meal! Some nights parents are just too tired to cook, just a little assembly required and this colorful quesadilla will provide a tasty, nutritious meal for the whole family. Check out our instructional video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDIqm-T1PNg Ingredients: 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 8 small […]


Red Beans and Rice

With the weather turning cold again, I am hoping that means we are one step closer to spring! Nothing says “comfort food” like a bowl of red beans and rice. Check out our recipe below!


Pantry Staple: Oats

Did you know? Oatmeal accounts for about 20% of all whole grain consumed by adults in the U.S. each year. Oats are a great source of fiber and can be used in so many different ways. Yes, oatmeal is delicious and nutritious, but we will also explore some exciting ways to use oats in unexpected […]


Skillet Enchiladas

We love this vegetarian recipe! It is a good choice for a quick, delicious weeknight dinner. You are sure to love this cheesy goodness. Check out our instructional video for step by step instructions and visuals!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVQoaHMdI48


Hand washing 101

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Flu and cold season is still a threat in Kentucky for several more weeks. Hand washing is one of the easiest (and effective!) ways to help prevent getting sick. But, that doesn’t mean a quick rinse under the sink. Follow the six step guide below for the recommended way to wash hands and keep germs […]