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Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences To meat or not to meat? That is the question. Over the last couple of years, plant-based meat alternatives have become increasingly popular. They… Read More

Peanut Butter is a Healthy Snack

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the most versatile, nutritious, and shelf-stable foods out there is peanut butter.  Thought to be first invented by the Inca in ancient… Read More

Project Pantry: Baked Spaghetti

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This week’s simple recipe is a definite crowd pleaser: baked spaghetti! Ingredients you may need: 1 lb. spaghetti 1 lb. ground beef or other ground meat (optional) Mushrooms (or any veggies you want) 1 jar… Read More

Project Pantry: Breakfast Sandwich

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This week’s easy meal? A breakfast sandwich! Ingredients you may need: Bagels (You can also use English muffins or sandwich bread.) Sliced cheese (any kind you want) Eggs Meat (ham, bacon, or sausage) – OPTIONAL… Read More

Eat Right, Bite by Bite

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite.” This theme was chosen to remind people of some of… Read More

Ancient Grains Explained

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences There are always a number of nutritional trends out there, with a new one emerging nearly every day. Some of the more recent trends… Read More

Eating Healthy on the Go

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Too Busy to Eat Healthy? Nonsense! The key to eating healthy on the go is planning ahead. With proper planning, it is easy to… Read More

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Saint or Sinner?

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences I was recently asked about whether high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was a “good” or “bad” ingredient. The simple answer is that it is… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It… Read More