Gardening and Nutrition

With Spring around the corner, now is the perfect time to clear some space in the yard for a garden or plant herbs in a pot to sit on the windowsill! Whatever you decide to plant in your garden, we hope you can create delicious recipes and stay active!

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Hash Brown Veggie Egg Cups

Simple and delicious, these hash brown veggie egg cups baked in a muffin tin are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack! Thawed shredded hash browns are mixed with a smidge of butter and a little salt and pepper and then pressed into the bottom of a muffin tin. 

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Mac And Cheese with Broccoli

Mac And Cheese with Broccoli

Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family like cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and cabbage. A one-cup serving of this veggie is chock full of nutrients- vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium to name a few. Broccoli is also an excellent source of fiber, which boasts benefits such as stabilizing blood sugar, supporting heart health, and even reducing the risk of some cancers. 

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is nutty, fresh, and sweet, with these flavor combinations it makes for an array of delicious recipes. Butternut squash is a great source of vitamin C, and makes for an easy, healthy snack to prepare on the go or for dinner!

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Nutrition Basics for the New Year

Each year after the holidays, many of us want to set new goals to improve our eating habits for the new year. With so many different diets and trends, it’s hard to keep track of what works and what does not, but eating well doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Balanced meals can be simple, and they can also be affordable. Here is an example of what this might look like, for under $7

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How Mindful Snacking Can Help Those Sugar Rushes

Stress and little time for relaxation and decompressing is a contributor to health complications. It tumbles downhill like the snowball effect, only growing larger as it continues. People commonly reach for sugar in times of stress. Cookies, pies and chocolate are some sugary foods people reach for when they are stressed. But health officials have linked chronic illnesses with the excess consumption of added sugars in foods.

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The Idaho Foodbank

Healthy and Yummy Whole Grains

Whole grains fuel our bodies, providing us with energy to get us through the day. Regularly consuming whole grains has also been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Be mindful when selecting whole grain foods. Breads, pastas, tortillas and oatmeal are some examples of products that often contain whole grains, but can also contain processed or altered grains.

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Holiday Leftovers

DON’T OVERLOOK LEFTOVERS The following are some clever and creative ways for recycling last night’s holiday buffet into savory breakfast dishes:  Turkey and Stuffing Quiche  Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes:  http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/268536/loaded-mashed-potato-pancakes/ […]

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

These little tasty morsels are packed with nutrients and flavor. They are a fun twist on your regular holiday side dish! Avocados are packed with micronutrients and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied throughout the day. Try these out at your next holiday gathering, they are sure to be a big hit!

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Avocado Toast

Fats and Nutrition

Avocados are a great source of unsaturated fats that can go great on toast, tacos, and even used as a dip for veggies or chips! In celebration of March being National Nutrition Month we want to highlight some of the awesome things nutrition can offer for you.

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Soup Time

New Year Nutrition: Do It for the Health of It

New Year’s resolutions? Some are great and others could use some tweaking. If you are excited to start your new diet this year, let me give you some reasons to rethink this and some tips to make healthy changes in the New Year that have nothing to do with your weight along with some new recipes!

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Healthy Holidays – Tips and Recipes

Whatever a healthy holiday season means for you, The Idaho Foodbank’s team of nutritionists and dietitians are excited to share their favorite tips, tricks and tidbits of knowledge to help make your winter months happy and healthy.

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Plum Quinoa Smoothie

Rushed for time in the morning? No worries. Thanks to all the beautiful stone fruits that are in season, this smoothie makes a delicious, protein-packed, super-easy breakfast!

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Jicama Lime Salad Recipe

As families prepare for kids to head back to school, they’re still doing what they can keep things cool and simple. If that sounds good to you, you’ll love the simplicity (six ingredients!) and preparation (no heat!) of this salad.

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The Season of Leafy Greens

The darker the leaves, the more nutrient-rich the lettuce. Summer is almost here and we have some tasty tips for spicing up your salad and enjoying those healthy greens.

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