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Grocery shopping list.

Making Meals and Making Merry

As the holidays descend upon us, so do all of the related stressors. One big, ever-present concern around this time of year involves food. Perhaps you have overheard these questions while out and about at the grocery store, or asked them yourself.

Diced fruit in a school cafeteria.“I feel like I’ve been preparing and eating the same meal since March, and I’m so over it. How can I change things up while still staying healthy?”

“A few guests are stopping by this year. How will I feed everyone without breaking the bank?”

Chicken dinner.

A new Ask IFAS publication, Dry Heat: Baking, Roasting, and Broiling, is a primer about three cooking methods that use dry heat. The helpful information in this publication can be applied to an array of foodstuffs, including vegetables, different meats, baked goods, and casserole.

A plate of Sunray Venus clams set at an outdoor table overlooking the ocean.

Additionally, the Eating Well page on Ask IFAS covers topics such as food allergies, food safety at home, healthy meals and snacks, meal planning and shopping, nutrition, vegetarian diets, and the Mediterranean eating pattern.

For more information on navigating the alimentary maze of the holidays, just Ask IFAS.