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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 […]

Free Grocery List Apps Help You Organize

Apps have taken on the grocery list! Use one of these free apps and say good-bye to the days of leaving your list on the kitchen table…and trying to re-create it in the grocery store parking lot. Choose the set up that works best for you. Did we mention that all the apps are free? […]

Healthy Menu Ideas Throughout the Year

WINTER New Year’s Day Breakfast Pizza 10-Minute Bean Soup Baked Fruit Game Day Apple Nachos Tex Mex Bean Sliders Saucy Bars Valentine’s Day Parmesan Chicken Mediterranean Salad Strawberry Trifle SPRING Mother’s Day Baked Egg Cups Kentucky Sweet Potato Bread Father’s Day Strawberry Beet Smoothie Amazing Pancakes SUMMER 4th of July Turkey BBQ Potato Salad with […]

Health Goals for 2019

Reaching Your Nutrition Goals. USDA’s MyPlate guide has some great tips that make for a doable way to reach your nutrition and health goals in 2019! If your goal is to get healthier in the New Year, try these tips to help guide you toward success. Start with small changes. Instead of a diet overhaul, […]

Shout out to Soups!

Warm soups are a family favorite in high demand for the fall and winter months. Soups can be an easy one pot meal that cuts down on dishes and packs a nutritious punch. If you are looking to add a unique, fall spin on your soup rotation, try this recipe for Pumpkin and White Bean […]

Add More Veggies To Your Day

Add More Vegetables to Your Day It’s easy to eat more vegetables! Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories. To fit more vegetables in your day, try them as snacks and add them to your meals. Stock up on veggies. Canned vegetables are a great addition […]

A Healthy Comfort Meal

As the temperatures cool off, warm up with some hearty fall meals. Comfort foods can easily be made with healthy ingredients that still fit your budget. Below is a recipe for chicken pot pie that has only 3 grams of fat per serving; Compare that to the small frozen pies you can buy at the […]

Apple Carrot Bake

Apples are in season in Kentucky! This fruit is a budget-friendly option most times throughout the year too. Try our apple carrot bake (featured in our 2016 calendar) for a delicious fruit-veggie combo! • 5 medium apples, peeled and sliced (about 4 cups) • 1 (14.5 ounce) can sliced carrots (may use 2 cups fresh […]