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Stretching Your Meat Budget

Stretching Your Meat Budget

My family likes grilled steak, but sometimes my food budget doesn't stretch that far. Do you have any tips?

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What Color is Your Food?

What Color is Your Food?

As spring becomes summer, nature begins to burst into color with green grass, and budding gardens and flowers. Let the colors of nature be a guide to choosing foods for a healthful diet.

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Protein Cost Comparison

Protein Cost Comparison

I know that protein foods usually cost the most. What is the difference in cost? My family really likes beef, chicken and pork. How can I stretch my budget and still provide their favorite foods?

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7 Steps to Creating a Casserole

7 Steps to Creating a Casserole

“What’s for dinner?” If you sometimes answer the question, “I have no idea!” then we have some ways you can use ingredients in your cupboard or freezer, or leftovers in your refrigerator. Use your creativity to make a satisfying and economical meal for your family in seven easy steps.

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The Date Dilemma

The Date Dilemma

I bought some yogurt and eggs at the grocery store yesterday. I noticed today is the "sell-by" date. Is the food still OK to eat? I have some other foods in my cupboard with "use-by" and "expiration" dates. What is the difference?

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Think Your Drink During March, National Nutrition Month

Think Your Drink During March, National Nutrition Month

Have you checked the Nutrition Facts label on your favorite beverages? Calories from beverages can add up quickly. Unlike food, beverages usually don’t make people feel “full.” Swapping a can of sweetened soda pop with water every day can trim about 150 calories from your daily diet. That simple swap could add up to a 15-pound weight loss during the course of a year.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Thawing Meat

The Do's and Don'ts of Thawing Meat

When I was at my friend’s house, I noticed she was thawing meat in a pan on her counter top. Is that safe?

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

Your food choices can make a positive difference in your heart health as well as your overall health.

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Secrets of Soluble Fiber

Secrets of Soluble Fiber

I have heard that “soluble fiber” helps fight heart disease. What foods contain soluble fiber?

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