• Nutrition and Health

    Everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

    There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes!

     

  • Incorporate More Healthy Fruits And Vegetables Into Your Menu

    We are sharing ideas on incorporating more healthy fruits and vegetables into our daily meals.   There are 20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits & Vegetables, Smart Tips to Build a Healthy Salad, and Healthy Eating Tips for Vegetarians. 

    20 Ways to Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables     

    Smart Tips to Build a Healthy Salad   

    Healthy Eating Tips for Vegetarians

     

    Eating Right to Reduce Food Waste

    The topic of food waste is getting a lot more attention these days. A good place to start is right in your own kitchen.

    Reduce Food Waste

    Here's a Tip!

    Since we are discussing veggies and food waste........use your veggie scraps to make your own vegetable stock.  Save all your scraps from onions, celery, peppers, carrots,etc. - basically, anything you would use in soup.  Do not use stronger flavored vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower as this can give the broth a bitter taste.  Place the vegetable scraps in a plastic bag (or better, in a reusable container) and store in the freezer.    When your container is full, put the veggie scraps in a large pot of water, add some salt & pepper, maybe some oregano and boil for 15-20 minutes.  You have just used scraps to make veggie stock!