Healthy Eating

Tropical Granita

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With the warm weather this week, figured we could squeeze in one summer dessert, before we move over to Fall recipes. This recipe is delicious and super easy to make! Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple (recommended: Dole) 1… read more

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Understanding Portion Sizes

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Many people incorrectly estimate food portion sizes. Portions that are too large can add hundreds of extra calories each day, leading to weight gain. Portion size is commonly confused with serving size. A portion size refers to the amount of… read more

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Italian Lunch Skewers

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Skewers are an easy, creative way to ensure that kids eat variety of healthy food, while personalizing their food choices. The different foods on the skewer offer a variety of different food groups, all are which are important for a… read more

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Deconstructed California Roll

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These tiny treats are perfect for college students. They store well in a dorm room mini fridge and make a great snack for late night studying or an on-the-go lunch. The avocadoes in this recipe contain a high amount of… read more

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National Trail Mix Day

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Observed annually on August 31, National Trail Mix Day honors the mix that was developed as a healthy snack to be taken along on hikes. Trail mix is an ideal hike snack food because it is very lightweight, easy to… read more

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Youth Canning Class & Freezer Jam

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Is one of your kids interested in learning about canning and preserving? Then register them for this event! This free class will teach kids about canning and preserving, and they will learn to make their own salsa! Also there is… read more

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Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

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This recipe is an easy dinner for the family. Prepare the dish ahead of time and simply pop it in the oven after a busy day. The leftovers make a great lunch too. The capsaicin in bell peppers has great… read more

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National Fajita Day

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August 18th is National Fajita Day! Celebrate, by making some delicious fajitas! What’s awesome about this meal is that it’s super easy to make and is under 350 calories a serving! So feel free to celebrate this awesome day! Ingredients… read more

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Canning and Preserving Class

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FREE Canning and Preserving Class tonight! Join MSU-Extension Nutrition and Food Safety Instructor, Michelle Jarvie, and learn how to prepare and can pickles!  Class will start promptly at 5:30pm and will be held at the Rudyard Township Hall.  No pre-registration… read more

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Simple Change to Lose Weight

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We have good news: Losing weight can be as simple as changing your breakfast. Research has shown that eating eggs for breakfast can help fight weight gain all day long. In a study published by the International Journal of Obesityread more

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