Beets are plentiful this time of year. The most common variety is red beets, but other kinds include yellow beets, orange or golden beets, and Chiogga beets which have a pink and white striped flesh.
It seems many people today have less time to sit down to eat, often grabbing food or snacks to take with them as they hurry onto the next item of business. For some, they may elect not to eat at that moment, waiting for a later time that fits their schedule. Clearly, leading a hectic lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to give up on good nutritional choices of foods that you can take with you.
Is fruit the forgotten food group? Has fruit fallen out of the food groups? Find out why fruit intake in the U.S. has sunk so low, and 15 ways to help you and your family power up with fruit!
What does one do with an abundance of summer squash? With a few common kitchen gadgets and a newcomer to the marketplace, a variety of recipes for any meal is possible with little or no peeling.
Vegetarian ways of eating can have health benefits for children. Learn how to supplement nutrients that may be in short supply for child vegetarians!
During these hot summer days, consider preparing no-cook meals to keep kitchens cool. Healthy meals can be made using cold ingredients or with appliances which do not heat up the house...
When it’s hot and humid, it can be tough to keep cool. If we’re not careful, we can become over heated and suffer a heat related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Many people struggle to find ways to incorporate vegetables into their diets. To help individuals and families add the healthy flavor, texture and color of vegetables to their meals, Penn State Extension has just released the "Totally Veggies Resource Guide."
There is so much to love about a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day. To breathe in that rising steam, feel the hot liquid take the chill out of your bones as you sip, and getting those hearty meats and/or vegetables into your body to provide the calories and nutrients overflowing in the bowl of goodness. It’s a convenient way to use our canned or frozen vegetables in a winter meal. While cooking, it warms our home and creates an inviting aroma, welcoming us in from the cold outdoors.
Fresh vegetables are widely available in the supermarket and Farmer’s Markets. Vegetables are nutritious.
How long has it been since you cleaned your kitchen pantry and cupboards? If it’s been awhile, now is a good time to take stock, discard old product and clean shelves.
Tips to eating wisely when celebrating the Fourth of July utilizing the US Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.
When the weather heats up, it is critical to keep hydrated. Drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated isn’t only necessary during physical activity, but also while sitting in the sun on a hot day or even skiing on a winter day.
Peas can add nutrition and variety to any summer meal...
Schools are dismissing for the summer break. That means more free time for children and less structured schedules. It may also mean excessive weight gain for kids.
What's the buzz about CSAs, community supported agriculture? It's an innovative way for growers and consumers to connect around locally-grown produce and food products.
Studies show that the average American’s sodium intake is over double the healthy recommended amount. Let’s talk about why this can be harmful, and ways we can lower sodium intake.
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s a great time to ramp up physical activity. Regular exercise is important for overall health, sense of well-being, and maintenance of a healthy body weight.
Salad greens can add color and interest to flower containers and fresh ingredients to your salad.