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Looking to Help? // Buy Produce for Your Neighbor

Are you looking for an easy way to help your community? The “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor,” program is a food drive designed to help those in need of fresh produce. Held at select farmers markets in Utah, you can purchase extra produce to be donated to the local food pantry. Here's how it works:… Continue reading Looking to Help? // Buy Produce for Your Neighbor

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Cropping Up // Utah Specialty Crop Podcast

Emma Parkhurst, Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness at Utah State University Extension, is teaming up with Utah Public Radio. She'll be hosting a podcast all about Utah specialty crops - products that are unique to our state. Each podcast will feature some of these crops, their health benefits, and the role they play in helping Utahns… Continue reading Cropping Up // Utah Specialty Crop Podcast

Create A Smoothie

Three Steps to a Nutritious Smoothie // Favorite Smoothie Recipes

Are you looking for a treat that supplies your body with nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and protein? A smoothie can do just that! When you use the right ingredients, a smoothie can be tasty and healthy. Follow these three steps to create a nutritious smoothie.A smoothie is a great way to get a serving from… Continue reading Three Steps to a Nutritious Smoothie // Favorite Smoothie Recipes

Create Amazing Veggies, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Pretty To Grow and Nutritious To Eat // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Swiss Chard

Many gardeners choose to plant Swiss chard in their garden because of its colorful stems and large decorative leaves. In fact, some people plant it for ornamental use only. It is pretty to grow and nutritious to eat! It is a leafy green, which means it is full of vitamins and nutrients. It can be… Continue reading Pretty To Grow and Nutritious To Eat // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Swiss Chard

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Community Supported Agriculture // From the Farm to You

Are you familiar with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? For over 25 years, CSA has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here's how it works: A farmer offers shares to the public.Consumers purchases a share - like a "membership" or "subscription".Consumers receive a box, bag, or basket… Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture // From the Farm to You

Create A Salad

Too Much of a Good Thing? // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Raspberries

Have you heard the saying, "Too much of a good thing"? That phrase came to my mind every time I looked at the raspberry bush in my yard. They are beautiful, delicious, and I love picking handfuls throughout the day. Even after many handfuls, I still have raspberries coming out my ears! Raspberries pack a… Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing? // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Raspberries

Create A Sandwich

A Tasty Deal! // Double Up Food Bucks

What if I told you fresh, locally grown, naturally ripened produce was right at your fingertips? What if I told you that you might be eligible to get that produce for free? Sounds like a tasty deal, doesn't it! Over twenty farmers markets across the state of Utah accept SNAP EBT benefits. Bring your SNAP… Continue reading A Tasty Deal! // Double Up Food Bucks

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Create Amazing Veggies // Sweet Seasoned Carrots

Have you experienced veggie boredom? Do you know how to take veggies from boring to amazing? It only take four steps! Use our Create Amazing Veggies Handout as your guide. You can get a copy here. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to create amazing veggies. https://videopress.com/v/MTtRMCbC?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Enjoy!

Create Amazing Veggies, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Meat of the Field // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Edamame

Do you need to increase your protein intake? Have you thought about adding edamame to your plate? Edamame, or soybeans, have been called "meat of the field" because they are a great source of protein, iron, and calcium. This is especially helpful for those who struggle to get enough meat or dairy products in their… Continue reading Meat of the Field // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Edamame

Create A Skillet Meal

Are You Being Mindful? // Chicken Tenders

Are you trying to eat healthier? One of the best ways to stay on track is by eating mindfully. Mindful eating is simply being aware of what you are putting in your mouth and paying attention to how it affects your body, feelings, and mind. This is a helpful practice for anyone who is focused on healthy eating.… Continue reading Are You Being Mindful? // Chicken Tenders

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Every Kid Healthy Week // A Celebration of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Learning

It is Every Kid Healthy Week, a national celebration that highlights the importance of nutrition, physical activity, and learning. Celebrating is easier than you think! Check out the 101 ideas below. Click to view in new window For more ideas to celebrate and get involved, visit everykidhealthy.org. You can also find and support Action For Health… Continue reading Every Kid Healthy Week // A Celebration of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Learning

Create A Skillet Meal

Create A Skillet Meal // Chicken Spinach Skillet

Are you confident in the kitchen? Could you make a recipe from scratch? What if I showed you how? Our Create series will do just that! Today, let’s create a skillet meal. In seven easy steps you can create a meal all in one pan. Use our Create a Skillet Handout as your guide. You… Continue reading Create A Skillet Meal // Chicken Spinach Skillet

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Give Papaya A Go! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Papaya

Are you craving locally grown fresh fruits and veggies? We have a few more months before our local farmers will be ready with their harvest. In the meantime, give papaya a go! Although Papayas are native to Central America, they are available in the U.S. year-round. Like many fruits, papaya is fat free, cholesterol free,… Continue reading Give Papaya A Go! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Papaya

Create A Garden, Create A Skillet Meal, Create Farm Fresh

Grow Your Own // Farmers Market Quesadillas

Have you tasted a tomato fresh off the vine? What about a cucumber picked straight from the garden, or a peach plucked from a tree? Little compares to the taste of homegrown produce. Having access to a garden lets you eat local, know where your food is coming from, and helps you save money. Eatright.org tells… Continue reading Grow Your Own // Farmers Market Quesadillas

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It’s the Inside That Counts // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Jicama

Do you like food with a little crunch? If so, Jicama is the perfect recipe add-in. It may not be pretty on the outside, but it's the inside that counts. It is mild in flavor, crisp, and crunchy. Its texture has been compared to a cross between a potato and a water chestnut. You can… Continue reading It’s the Inside That Counts // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Jicama

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A Partner in Lime // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Limes

Who did the lemon rob the bank with? His partner in lime! Lemons and limes are both delicious citrus fruits, but did you know that limes are a better choice when it comes to savory dishes? Limes are less sweet than lemons, with a more sour or bitter taste. Nutritionally, lemons and limes are essentially… Continue reading A Partner in Lime // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Limes