Fall is one of our favorite seasons. The air is cooler, the days feel shorter, and there’s pumpkin everywhere! Pumpkins are loaded with Vitamin A, fiber, and low in calories.
Guest Writer: Lareissa Stumm Close your eyes and imagine with me for a minute. Are you ready? Eyes closed? Okay, good. Now, imagine waking up on Monday morning refreshed and ready for a new week. (Remember, you’re imagining– so this is completely realistic!) You have all the ambition in the world and you… Read more »
It’s officially National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! To celebrate, we have been testing different versions of corn salsa in search of that delicious bite of fresh, sweet, and tart. Y’know, the flavors that remind you of summer BBQs and bright, sunny days spent outdoors. This version of Summer Corn Salsa has even more sweetness, with fresh… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The very first time I got to know of persimmons was last year summer. A friend from Texas came to visit and brought some persimmon fruits from her home garden. Since then, I have become hooked on persimmons.
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo When it comes to desserts, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is that desserts are not so healthy. This is because many desserts are known to have too much sugar. However, the good news is that not all desserts are unhealthy. As a matter of fact, there… Read more »