Category: Food

Freezing Fruits & Vegetables

Freezing is a quick and convenient way to preserve fruits and vegetables at home. It is the method of food preservation that preserves the greatest quantity of nutrients. To maintain top nutritional...

Let the Holiday Spirit Move You!

Get moving and eat healthfully during the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, prevent holiday weight gain by balancing your physical activity with your food intake. Set a...

Mailing Food Gifts to Military

The most important thing to remember when mailing food gifts to U.S. service members overseas is to choose foods that are not perishable, can tolerate a range of temperatures, and will not break...

Treat Your Body Like a Computer

Have you ever compared your body to a computer? Both need daily care and maintenance to improve their performance and keep them from “crashing.” When your body takes longer to “start,” runs slower...

Pie Fillings

The recipes for fruit pie fillings all use a modified food starch called Clear Jel®. This starch produces the correct thickening, even after the fillings are canned and baked. Other starches, such...

Smart Snacking

“I’m hungry! What can I eat?” This is often the first words that a child says when they get home from school. If your child or teen’s next mealtime is more than an hour away, offer them some healthy...

Comfort Foods: Healthier Options

When the weather gets cooler and the leaves start turning beautiful colors, you may look forward to warm, rich and hearty comfort foods. Unfortunately, they can wreck your diet and cause you to pack...

Quick Meals

Quick meals are a necessity, especially when time is limited by working outside the home, participating in many community activities, or staying busy with small children or elderly parents. Throwing...

Choosing Breakfast Cereals

Ready-to-eat cereal is one of the most popular breakfast choices in the United States. According to PBS Kids, every year Americans eat enough cereal to stretch a chain of the empty boxes to the moon...

Making Your Own Baby Food

You don’t have to buy commercially prepared food for your baby. Homemade baby food is easy to make, inexpensive and environmentally friendly. It can be as nutritious, if not more nutritious, than...

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