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6 Tips to Avoid Needing Larger Clothes After the Holidays

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 12, 2018.

Tasting food during the holiday season can add up to lots of calories eaten. Consider this scenario adapted from the University of Nebraska Extension – Lancaster County. Taste 1: You had a piece of peanut brittle that someone brought for treats at work. (80 calories) Taste 2: Someone else brought chocolate-covered cherries to work so … Continue reading 6 Tips to Avoid Needing Larger Clothes After the Holidays

6 Tips for a Festive, Healthy Holiday

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 07, 2018.

Spending time with family and friends and enjoying special food is part of most holiday celebrations. However, you may leave the gathering thinking you ate too much. If you are planning any holiday gatherings, try these tips to keep your holidays festive and also focused on good health. Keep the celebration simple. How about a … Continue reading 6 Tips for a Festive, Healthy Holiday

Prairie Fare: Have You Tried an Air Fryer?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Dec 06, 2018.

If you are interested in buying an air fryer, do your homework and read the appliance reviews from reputable sources.

Your Holiday Questions Answered

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 28, 2018.

I want to avoid gaining weight during the holidays this year, but the pounds seem to creep up on me. Do you have any tips? We often have lots of tempting treats, such as holiday cookies and candy, around us during this time of the year.  Maintaining our current weight instead of trying to lose … Continue reading Your Holiday Questions Answered

Try These Tips for a Safe, Flavorful Thanksgiving

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Nov 16, 2018.

Turkey safety has been in the news with a nationwide Salmonella issue. Be sure to handle your Thanksgiving centerpiece safely. Actually, if Ben Franklin would have had his way, we would have a different official U.S. bird. The bald eagle would need to step aside and let the turkey assume its place of honor. Perhaps … Continue reading Try These Tips for a Safe, Flavorful Thanksgiving

Trick or Treat!

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 30, 2018.

“Mom, did you notice when the last cake-decorating class is being held?” my daughter asked. She was 10 at the time. “Yes, your final class is at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of October,” I said to my detail-oriented daughter. “And what is special about that day?” she asked in a dramatic tone with … Continue reading Trick or Treat!

Cloth Grocery Bags Cut Plastic Waste

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 17, 2018.

As we were driving away from the grocery store, we noticed the grocery shoppers lugging plastic sacks to their cars. Seeing their sacks triggered a memory. “We’ve really cut down on the number of plastic grocery bags in our house,” my husband commented.

Try Some Brussels Sprouts… Really!

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Oct 05, 2018.

“Brussels sprouts are neat. They look like little brains,” my husband said to our son and daughter, who were about 9 and 6 at the time. I think he was hoping to entice them. “Gross” food sometimes appeals to that age group. “Eww!” they exclaimed in unison. That vegetable enticement tactic certainly didn’t work, I … Continue reading Try Some Brussels Sprouts… Really!

Meal Preparation Evolves as Kids Leave the Nest

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 19, 2018.

“Why do we have so many leftovers?” I pondered as I perused our refrigerator. I glanced at the counter, and I opened the cupboards. The “snack counter” where we keep ready-to-grab afterschool items was stacked with food. We had way too much bread. The juice and milk containers in the refrigerator were nearly full. Then … Continue reading Meal Preparation Evolves as Kids Leave the Nest

Be Prepared for Cold and Flu Season

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 12, 2018.

I didn’t see it coming until it was too late. The cashier blasted a sneeze right in my face as I began to place my groceries on the counter at the store. I stepped back quickly, but even if I had jumped back, I would not have been protected from those flying droplets. Some reports … Continue reading Be Prepared for Cold and Flu Season

Prairie Fare: What is a Healthful Diet, Anyway?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Sep 06, 2018.

Try to meet the recommendations for fruits and vegetables, the food groups most often lacking in the diets of adults and children.
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