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Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Budding Chefs

Are you ready to become a kitchen master? To create delicious meals, you need the right tools. Start by getting the basic cooking essentials, and as you gain more experience, explore additional kitchen tools that will make your cooking adventures even more exciting. Don’t worry if you can’t get everything at once – you can […]


The Nutritional Powerhouse: Blueberries

Introduction:  Blueberries are a delicious and nutritious fruit that offers a wide range of health benefits. Packed with flavor, fiber, and essential vitamins, blueberries make a perfect addition to your diet. In this article, we will explore the nutrition facts of blueberries, tips for selecting and storing them, and some creative ideas for incorporating them […]


Handling Chronic Illness

Millions of adults deal daily with chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The presence of a chronic illness results from irreversible biological processes that ultimately contribute to the disability and potential death of the person with the illness. Although disability or death may occur decades after diagnosis, the lengthy course […]


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 […]