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It's Zucchini Season!

It's Zucchini Season!

Many people have bumper crops of summer squash, such as zucchini, crookneck and straight-neck types. One-half cup of summer squash has just 10 calories. Summer squash has vitamins C and A, potassium and other vitamins and minerals. These are some ways to use zucchini on your menu.

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Encourage Kids to Become Good Veggie Eaters

Encourage Kids to Become Good Veggie Eaters

We have lots of great fresh vegetables available, but my kids usually avoid them. Do you have any tips?

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Taco Summer Squash Boats

Taco Summer Squash Boats

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.

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Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Have you tried any vegetables from a garden or farmers market this month? Invite kids or grandkids to help you select, harvest and/or prepare them. Try these interesting ways to enjoy early season lettuce, radishes and green beans.

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Safe Foods for Picnics

Safe Foods for Picnics

What are some foods that are safe to bring on a picnic? We won’t be cooking anything at the site.

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Chicken Club Salad

Chicken Club Salad

Use some fresh-from-the-garden fruits and veggies in this month’s recipe. It’s courtesy of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Spend Smart. Eat Smart program.

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FOCUS ON FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Try Adding Some Fruits and Vegetables to Your Grilling Menu (FN1856)

Grilled fruits and vegetables add color, texture, flavor and nutrition without addingmany calories. Grilling adds a smoky flavor and caramelizes natural sugars to enhance sweetness

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FOCUS ON WHOLE FRUITS: Serve More Fruit (FN1846)

Fruit is naturally sweet and provides a source of natural sugar to your diet.

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FOCUS ON WHOLE FRUITS: Add Some Fruit to Your Diet (FN1844)

Many people do not meet the current daily recommendations for fruits (or vegetables). On average, adults need at least 1½ cups of fruit per day.

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