Gardening | Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


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 […]

Seasonal Fruit Crisp

Yum! You just can’t beat this Seasonal Fruit Crisp for a crowd pleasing holiday dessert. This festive dessert makes a great addition to your dinner table, and is sure to be the perfect ending to your holiday dinner. Gather your ingredients and make this a fun family activity! Cranberries are optional in this recipe, but […]

Have a Healthy Halloween!

It is easy to eat healthy on Halloween when you know what to serve! Try out our fun, spooky treats this holiday!   This scary pancake monster is fun and easy to assemble. Try our “Amazing Pancake” recipe and have fun decorating with bananas, blueberries and strawberries!     Ahh! These monster smiles are just […]

Halloween Tricks and Tips

Halloween can be a fun holiday for both parents and kids. It is a day to dress up, get outside and celebrate! Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure your family has a fun, safe, holiday. **Tips** Safety- Urge children not to accept unwrapped or homemade treats. Inspect your child’s loot for […]

Kentucky Proud: Cabbage Rolls

Do you love cabbage as much as we do!? This recipe is sure to warm your bellies and hearts on this cool fall night. This recipe does take a little more time to prepare and cook, so keep that in mind and get an early start! Let us know how yours turned out in the […]

Popping Your Own Popcorn!

Did you know that October is “Popcorn Popping” month? That makes it the perfect time to check out these tips on making your popcorn fun and healthy! **Popcorn Facts** *Popcorn is considered a whole grain. So it is a great way to increase your whole grain and daily fiber intake! USDA’s Choose MyPlate recommends getting at […]

Easy Italian Ziti

We love this “Easy Italian Ziti” recipe for a week night dinner. Make it a meal with a green salad, diced apples and low-fat milk. This is also the type of dish that only gets better as left overs! Ingredients:  1 pound lean ground beef 1 (24 oz.) jar of low sodium spaghetti sauce  2 cups […]

Pantry Staple: Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is an easy treat to make. It can serve as a side dish or dessert option. Store bought applesauce can work just as well, but be aware of added sugar! Applesauce is not only a great dish by itself, but can be used in a variety of recipes and substitutions. Common substitutions: Sugar- […]

Fall Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Happy Friday! Today we are bringing you a recipe that makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside. Fall calls for pumpkin! Now, there are a few substitutions you can use in this recipe, so don’t give up yet if you see something that isn’t in your pantry! 1/3 cup olive oil substitute with 1/3 cup […]