Are you looking for a healthy side dish loaded with fiber? Look no further. This three-bean salad is a delicious, and nutritious dish that might even get your children to eat their vegetables. Beans provide protein, carbohydrates, and lots of fiber without costing us too many calories. With …

One of the MyPlate recommendations is to make half of your grains whole grains, which we usually do by using whole wheat bread, brown rice, or whole wheat pasta as staple foods in our dishes. Another great way to add in some whole grain foods to your diet is through snacks! These baked torti…

The USDA recommends switching up the types of proteins you consume on a day to day basis. Today, we’re going to focus on black beans, an awesome plant protein that is packed full of fiber! This chili recipe is quick and easy to make, can be frozen and enjoyed at a later date, and will fill y…

Today is Small Business Saturday! Did you know that Small Business Saturday was created by American Express back in 2010 to support small businesses? By supporting small businesses, people like me and you can ensure that our beloved businesses in our own hometown stay open and flourish.

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Did you know that the state fruit of New York is the apple? There are dozens of apple varieties in New York, which all provide a unique flavor.

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Looking for a sweet snack that doubles as a good source of fiber? This pumpkin pudding can fill you up without costing you too many calories. This snack is easy to make and tastes just like a pumpkin pie

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One of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes is to roast them. Roasting gives them a nice crispy texture on the outside, with a soft inside. The rosemary and salt combination provides a burst of flavor and will keep you wanting more.

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Are you looking for a dish that is balanced and covers the protein, vegetables, dairy and grains for a meal? Look no further. These stuffed peppers with turkey and vegetables provide lean protein, delicious vegetables, low-fat or fat-free cheese, and a whole grain.

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Couscous is an amazing option that counts towards the “grain” portion of your plate. You can find couscous in both whole wheat or refined forms, rice or pasta aisle.

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Do you love the fall weather as much as I do? With autumn here, it brings changing leaves, hot coffee, apple cider donuts, and pumpkin spice smells.

We’re always looking for new ways to prepare the same vegetables. These zesty orange carrots provide a colorful burst of flavor that will leave you craving more. The combination of honey, orange, and cinnamon makes for a delicious and nutritious side dish.

As the days get colder and the daylight time shortens, soup season approaches.

Adding more vegetables to your diet is part of a healthy lifestyle. This quick and easy recipe for a broccoli-cauliflower salad recipe includes dried cranberries, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, red onion and a homemade dressing.

September has begun and it is the start of school for many people. Going back to school means all sorts of things, such as waking up early, doing homework, studying for quizzes and exams, participating in sports, and many other activities. But what about dairy? How does dairy fit into a busy…

Kale is a polarizing vegetable, people either love it or hate it.

We all have favorite ingredients or ways of preparing food that have been passed down through our families. But some of those ingredients and methods may not always be the best for you.

With gardens reaching their peak of productiveness, the amount of fresh produce abounds. Spaghetti squash, delicious on its own, is made even better with tomatoes and zucchini.

Eggplants are a wonderful vegetable that are not only tasty, but high in fiber and low in calories.

You may have heard that farmers are stewards of their land, but what does that really mean and how does it impact you?

During the summertime, I always try to use the kitchen appliances as little as possible. During a hot summer day, starting up the oven or stove creates way too much heat in the household for my liking.

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Lactose intolerance occurs because of the body’s inability to digest the naturally occurring lactose, a milk carbohydrate (aka the sugar found in milk and milk products). It’s important to note that this is different from a milk allergy – a milk allergy is the body’s immune system response t…

Cauliflower is an incredibly versatile vegetable. Cauliflower can be mashed to mimic mashed potatoes, grated to have a texture similar to rice, prepared to use as an alternative to pizza crust, and now with this recipe, baked to resemble a tater tot with fewer calories.

A free three-part webinar series discussing the identification, safety recommendations, historical usage and sustainability of wild edibles will be available both as a recorded series or a live presentation by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators Pat Banker, John Bowe and MB Mitchumon Thu…

Carrots can prepared in a ton of different ways and can make for a quick and healthy snack, or a delicious side dish for your favorite meal.

Hello, my name is Amy Gokey and on June 5, I was crowned the 2020-2021 Franklin County dairy princess. I am the 16-year-old daughter of Steve and Marsha Gokey and I live in Burke on my family’s 350-cow dairy farm, where I feed calves. In the fall I will be a senior at Franklin Academy High S…

Gardens are being tilled, planned, and planted with the promise of an abundance of fresh veggies. Taking advantage of the beautiful, soft soil, the rapidly growing, dreaded weeds appear en mass.

We are always looking for healthy side dishes to bring to the table, and this week, we have a yummy Spanish cauliflower. This dish is low in calories, easy to prepare, and will keep you feeling full.

The COVID-19 pandemic is imposing many changes on our lives, creating a “new normal.” The situation is also creating an opportunity for positive changes, including in what we eat.

Atherosclerosis, a dangerous condition where fats build up and clog arteries, can potentially cause heart disease and stroke. Above all, eating a balance of foods that are as close to their natural state as possible is a strong first step toward retaining the heath of your arteries. Read bel…

Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are probably the most recognized of all broadleaf “weeds.” Many people consider them a curse; a plant that can establish quickly, by seed, in a well-kept lawn and become extremely difficult to eradicate. Homeowners and groundskeepers spend tremendous amounts…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has defined a high-fiber food to equal five grams of fiber per serving. A good source of fiber equals 2.5 grams to 4.9 grams of fiber per serving. Adults need 20–30 grams of fiber each day for good health.

Butter has been around for over 4,000 years. The discovery of it is said to have been a mistake.

Although we have an abundance of food available in the United States, the past few weeks and the coming months have and will demonstrate that our food system is only as strong as the weakest link.

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Grow-it-yourself food. During this time of pandemic it makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Especially if you’re, like me, extremely apprehensive about the possibility of becoming exposed to Covid-19 while grocery shopping. In fact, I can’t think of a better way to avoid going out in public, whi…

Looking for something simple and delicious? Try this Southwestern style rice bowl with foods you already have at home! Makes two servings.

Looking for a low calorie, healthy dinner option? Look no further. This cabbage roll casserole will fill you up without costing you too many calories.

In this time of social distancing and sometimes limited fresh produce in the grocery stores, there is an alternative, free means of supplementing any diet with delicious, free-range greens while enjoying the outdoors.

While many of us are spending extra time at home, now is the perfect time to start planning a vegetable garden.

As I start to write this, it’s raining and 50 degrees outside. Several days of above-freezing nighttime temperatures are in the forecast, as well. It appears that the maple sugaring season is quickly coming to an end. Most of the producers that I’ve talked with are saying it’s been an averag…

For all you nacho-lovers out there, try this healthier recipe.

Quiche is one of those foods that covers multiple sections of MyPlate. Quiche is made with eggs (protein), milk and cheese (dairy), and your choice of vegetables. Popular options for vegetables in quiche are spinach, onion, and broccoli. Use just one of those vegetables, or combine them all …

Are you looking for a healthy side dish to bring to a get-together? Look no further. This three-bean salad is a delicious and nutritious dish that might even get your children to eat their vegetables.

Chronic inflammation has been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression and Alzheimer’s. Fight inflammation with a healthy diet.

We often hear that eating vegetables can be quite the task because they are bland and boring. The SHINE (Senior Health Improvement and Nutrition Education) program has put a big emphasis on increasing our fruit and vegetable consumption. In order to make those vegetables more tolerable, it i…