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2024

June - Music and Brain Health > 20-Minute Chicken Creole > Camping Food Safety > Gear Up for Biking

May - Make Brain-healthy Lifestyle Choices > Vegetable Frittata > Chronic Conditions? Stay Active > Double Up Food Bucks

April - Good Gut Health > Berry and Greens Smoothies > Cool Food the Right Way to Protect Your Family > Water Is Essential for Good Health

March - Strategies to Help When Cooking for One or Two > Sloppy Joes > Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning When Eating Out > Smartphone Apps and Fitness Trackers May Be Helpful Ways to Increase Physical Activity

February - February Is American Heart Month > Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup > Using Food Thermometers > VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

January - Let's Be Clear on Cleaning > Scrambled Egg Skillet > Win with Workplace Wellness > What Is Intuitive Eating?

2023

December 2023 - Slow Cooker: Your Best Friend for Plant-based Meals > Flu Shot Time! > Slow Cooker Black-eyed Pea Soup > Smart Habits Mean Savings > Find Your Movement Motivation

November 2023 - November Is National Diabetes Month > Fiesta Skillet Dinner > Cooking in a Hurry > Sleeping Is Time Well Spent

October - Food and Mood > Load up on these nutrients to fuel your brain! > White Bean Dip > Creating a self- care plan > Is shrinkflation affecting your finances?

September - For a Safe Plate, Do Not Cross-Contaminate > Roasted Vegetables and Kielbasa > Tracking Food Costs > Probiotic Primer

August - Meal Planning to Save Money > Pork Loin Roast and Vegetables > Workout Videos to Keep You Motivated! > Is Radon in Your Home?

July - Produce Basics > Produce Safety in Gardens > Summer Bounty Salad > How to Create a Container Garden > Journey with Mindfulness

June - Get Fired Up! Grill What's in Season > Grilled Vegetable Packets > Three Simple Rules for Outdoor Meals > Double Up on Food Bucks

May - Diet and Inflammation > Easy Roasted Veggies > Plan Your Move > Wireless EBT Project

April - April Is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month > Vegetable Fried Rice > Resources to Help You Move More > How to Store Wine to Get the Best of It

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Tue, 05/14/2024 - 08:00
Vegetable Frittata
Serving Size: 1 slice | Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups vegetables, chopped (mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes)6 eggs1/4 cup nonfat milk1/2 cup shredded cheese Directions: Nutrition information per serving:190 calories, 12g total fat, 5g saturated…

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 08:00
Make Brain-healthy Lifestyle Choices
According to the Global Council on Brain Health, one way to keep your brain healthy is to make changes in your lifestyle. To reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, follow these tips: Source: Healthy Living While Aging,…

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 08:00
Water Is Essential for Good Health
Water makes up about 50% to 70% of your body weight. It is essential for maintaining body temperature; lubricating and cushioning joints; and getting rid of waste. Drinking water during or after a meal also aids digestion. The amount of water your body…