Health Blog Posts
November 21, 2023
Savor the flavors of fall in this rice pilaf dish, made with dried fruit and sage.
November 14, 2023
Have you have been diagnosed with diabetes? Do you live with or care for someone with diabetes? Or do you just want to learn how to eat healthier? If you answered yes to any of these questions, MSU Extension’s Dining with Diabetes program is for you.
November 8, 2023
Catfish doesn’t have to be fried to be delicious! Enjoy it simmered in this tasty gumbo to get the protein, vitamins, and minerals without the added fat from frying.
October 17, 2023
Peachy Green Beans can be made with frozen and canned produce if you’d like to give it a try in the fall or winter.
October 16, 2023
The sun is setting sooner, the nights are getting cooler, and some of our produce looks a little spookier. Don’t be spooked by fall produce, especially root vegetables. Try some of these tasty ways to prepare them!
October 3, 2023
It's finally fall, and this healthy, simple salad is a great way to celebrate the new season!
September 20, 2023
When you need a hearty meal in a hurry, this Mighty Skillet Meal fits the bill.
September 12, 2023
Did you know people of all ages can have high cholesterol? High cholesterol can cause heart disease, which can lead to heart attack and stroke. So, it’s important to know your cholesterol levels.
September 5, 2023
Fruit Paradise is a quick and easy dish with a delicious tropical sweetness.
August 23, 2023
Mississippians know how unpredictable the weather can be. One day it’s sunny, and the next there is severe weather in the forecast.
August 15, 2023
These Peanut Butter Muffins are a great grab-and-go option to have on hand for busy mornings.
August 8, 2023
Energy drinks are popular among many age groups, including adolescents. However, energy drinks can be especially unsafe for adolescents. Get the facts about energy drink consumption among adolescents.
August 1, 2023
This is the perfect summertime recipe to help you get your fruit servings for the day. Banana cream tops sweet berries for a guilt-free dessert.
July 18, 2023
If you like tomatoes, this is an easy and healthy recipe that is great with eggs or as a side dish.
July 14, 2023
Some canning mistakes can be deadly if your products are contaminated by the botulinum toxin, which causes botulism poisoning. You cannot see, smell, or taste this toxin, but the tiniest taste of contaminated food can kill you. You want to avoid these 10 major canninng mistakes.
July 11, 2023
With more time at home, summertime is a great time to teach kids new recipes to help them step up their cooking game. Take advantage of this summer season and have some fun in the kitchen with your kids.
June 30, 2023
Try this tasty way to cook those zucchinis from your summer vegetable garden.
June 20, 2023
Try this fun twist on the classic lemonade this summer.
June 13, 2023
June is National Men’s Health Month! Men’s Health Month is about encouraging men to care for their bodies by exercising, eating right, and taking steps to prevent disease.
June 6, 2023
This delicious salad is naturally vegan, sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free not to mention fresh and easy to assemble. It’s also budget-friendly, especially if you grow some of these vegetables yourself.
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