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Oranges!

Citrus is in season and oranges are a delicious way to add fruit to your day. While oranges are most commonly thought of as a good source of Vitamin C, they also contain other essential nutrients. Try this tasty (and easy recipe) for a little extra boost! Orange Boost Smoothie 1 cup pineapple, canned or […]


Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Looking for a sweet treat to top off your Holiday dinner? Try this Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole:     INGREDIENTS: 6 medium sweet potatoes 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon cinnamon   TOPPING: 1/2 cup brown […]


Apple Nachos

We love these apple nachos for a variety of uses! Try these out as a light snack while cooking Thanksgiving dinner. They are a great treat to hold you over until dinner time, or even include them on the dessert menu!


Pantry Staple: Rice (Sizzling Chicken and Rice)

Rice is a pantry staple across the world. Using rice in a main course is a great way to stretch your food dollars and get in a serving of whole grains. Rice as a whole grain: People who eat whole grains as a part of a healthy eating style have reduced risk of several chronic […]


Potlucks: Cauliflower Casserole

Looking for something healthy to bring to holiday potlucks? It can be so hard to find healthy options at those things! Rest assured this cauliflower casserole will be a crowd-pleaser and is a healthy option!


Thanksgiving 101: Turkey

Here are some of our favorite turkey tips! From thawing to how much to buy. We have you covered. Check out these helpful tips to make sure you are prepared for the Holidays. Fresh or Frozen? Whether you go for a fresh or frozen turkey, quality is the same, and you should expect the same […]


Bean Enchiladas

High in protein and complex carbs, these Bean Enchiladas are sure to keep you full and satisfied. Serve with fresh salsa and a side salad, or pack leftovers for lunch the next day.   Ingredients: • 3 ½ cups cooked pinto beans or 2 (15 ounce) low sodium cans, drained • 1 tablespoon chili powder […]


Pineapple Power Bites

Here at NEP we LOVE how popular pineapples have become in the last year. Grab these little bites of heaven on the way out the door, or toss them in your gym bag for later. These are the perfect bite size energy boosters to get you through a long work day, or your daily work […]


Pantry Staple: Honey

Used primarily as a sweetener today, honey comes in a variety of colors and flavors depending on the region and floral source. A few flavors produced in the U.S. include wildflower, alfalfa, orange, clover, safflower, wild berry, buckwheat, mint and carrot. There are 5,000 honey producing colonies in Kentucky alone. That is a lot of […]