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.
Eating out is common in today’s busy world. Restaurants must follow public health regulations, but it is still a good idea to be mindful of food safety when dining out...
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.
Kohlrabi is a member of the Brassica family which includes cabbage, brussels sprouts and kale. It is derived from the wild cabbage plant. The taste and texture is similar to that of the broccoli stem or the cabbage heart. The name kohlrabi comes from German and means “cabbage turnip.” Kohlrabi is one of the most commonly eaten vegetables in Kashmir (in India). Dishes using this vegetable can be spicy or non-spicy.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
One of the first vegetables available in the spring is asparagus...
It’s time to plant your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.
There are a variety of healthy food and drink choices available to stock your workplace vending machines.
To ensure your meeting promotes good health to all participants review the following questions: