Gardening | Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Parmesan Chicken

Our April 2018 Calendar Recipe is “Parmesan Chicken”, we love this recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner. Trust us, it doesn’t get much better than this! Serve over whole wheat pasta with a side of salad and you’ll have an easy, yummy dinner.

Canned Tomatoes

Tomatoes are in season during the summer months, but are usually available all year long in the produce section of your local grocery store. Because of their wide availability, they have become a staple in many pantries. Tomatoes have a high water content making them perfect for canning. Canned tomatoes are a great substitution for […]

Canned Fruit

Pros of using canned fruits: Convenience: canned foods are cooked and come in many varieties, this saves you on time and preparation. Taste: canned fruit is a great and cheap way to try a new fruit for the first time or add it to a recipe you want to try! Value: Canned fruits have a […]


Grapefruit Varieties: Red.     The most common type of grapefruit, it is said that the redder the flesh, the sweeter taste! Pink.    This variety of grapefruit is great for juicing. Tips: Keep grapefruit stored in the refrigerator. Grapefruit segments are a great addition to a salad, try substituting dressing for a squeeze of grapefruit […]

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: Ingredients: 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 8 small […]