Gardening | Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


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 […]

Kids Activities: Rainy fall days

With the ever changing weather of the fall season, you never know when the kids will be stuck in the house on a cold, rainy day. Here are some fun ideas for getting your kiddos moving inside the house or out! Freeze! Turn on some high energy music and designate someone to the controls. Start […]

Better Beverage Choices

Did you know? More than half of the weight in the human body is water! Water is important for many of the body’s activities including nutrient transportation, digestion, waste removal and organ protection. It would only make sense that the best beverage choice for a healthy body is…water! We know water can get boring, so […]

Italian Shrimp Pasta

Craving a fancy night out at your local Italian restaurant? Create this yummy pasta dish at home, and save money and calories! 4 simple steps and you can be enjoying this filling dish with your family in as little as 30 minutes. With unlimited left over possibilities, this dish is sure to be a winner. […]

Pantry Staple: Eggs

Stretch your protein dollar! Eggs can be less expensive than many meat sources but still provide a good protein source. Eggs also contain important nutrients and are a very versatile kitchen staple. Try a turkey burger topped with an egg, make an egg scramble with veggies you have on hand or hard boil a batch […]

Picky Eaters? Amazing Pancakes!

Does your house have some picky eaters? Breakfast can be one of the most challenging meals for a picky eater. These pancakes are a great way to get some whole grains, protein and vegetables into your child’s breakfast! Follow the link below for a printer friendly version of our interactive Amazing Pancakes recipe. Amazing Pancakes