Tag: eat smart

  Thank you to those who attended our recent Farmers’ Market Tour training!  We will have the video from that webinar available on the website soon. Please follow and like us:

  Guest Writer: Hannah Field Today is National Empanada Day! Empanadas are widely found in Central and South America. They are pockets of dough stuffed with meats, veggies, beans, cheeses, and sometimes eggs and raisins! You can even make dessert empanadas with a variety of fillings. The name comes from the Spanish verb “empanar,” meaning… Read more »

  I never thought I liked beets as a kid, but when I got a bit older I tried them again and they became a favorite vegetable. Beets do take about an hour to roast, so consider making them on the weekend for meal prep ahead, or on a weeknight you have a bit more… Read more »

  We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Faithful Families Summit in 2016!  We hope that you all can join us.  The summit will feature two special guests, officials from The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. This office builds bridges between the federal government and nonprofit organizations, both… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Hannah Field Going meatless can be a great option for you and your family. However frequently you choose to do it – all the time or just occasionally, and for whatever reason – religious, budgetary, or otherwise, there are many benefits. At the family level, a meatless meal is often cost-effective and… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Hannah Field Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday of the year. It’s a day to be intentional about practicing thankfulness AND to cook and share a meal with the people I love the most. When it comes to the meal, my family appreciates tradition, and there are dishes we make sure… Read more »

  Worried holiday weight gain will weigh you down? This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey! Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds. Please follow and like us:

  This was originally posted by the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program. Did you know, a plain cup of brewed coffee has only 2 calories and no fat. However, if you like to add flavored creams, sugars, etc., the calories quickly add up. See how many calories just 1 tablespoon of these extras… Read more »

  Want to learn about some great community garden projects in North Carolina?  Our friends at Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project have funded several community garden mini-grant projects.  Here’s an update on two of those gardens in Lee County. Originally posted by Voices into Action here. by Zandra Alford Please follow… Read more »

  Note: This was originally posted by the North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Program here. Sandwiches are a common staple food on a lunchbox menu for children, but I’ve noticed sandwiches have gotten a reputation as being boring or bland because children get tired of eating the same old sandwich for lunch every day.… Read more »