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May 10, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Potassium, like other nutrients, helps our bodies function properly. Potassium is a mineral that helps our bodies perform a number of functions, like muscle contractions, fluid regulation, and mineral balance in cells. It also helps us maintain normal blood pressure by limiting the effect of sodium. But many of us don't get enought of it. You might be surprised at the variety of potassium-rich foods.

A woman stands at a kitchen counter.
April 12, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food, Nutrition

Seeds are an excellent source of fiber, healthy fats, and many important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are a great way to add some crunch with a nutritional punch!

Two women load an ice chest on a bus.
March 15, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Dependable, good nutrition is key to children’s successful development, a fact that brings hundreds of organizations and individuals into action when a disruption threatens lifelong impacts. Such a disruption came in March 2020 when the pandemic lockdown made school virtual. Thousands of Mississippi children who relied on school cafeterias for breakfast and lunch were suddenly without a huge percentage of their daily nutrition. Many school districts leaped into action, using existing bus routes to deliver meals to students a few times a week.

Vegetables and olive oil on a counter.
March 7, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition

Still looking for ways to improve your health in 2022? Well, adding more of the right kinds of food to your daily diet is one way to keep moving forward.

barbecue chicken stuffed sweet potoato
February 28, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition

Do you have leftover chicken and want a different meal? Try Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. It’s an easy meal that is both sweet and savory.

A jar of onion soup mix
February 11, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Some may call me a control freak, because I love having control over the ingredients I use. It’s especially important to watch my sugar, sodium, and fat intake. That’s why I love recipes for seasoning mixes, like this Onion Soup Mix!

A woman at a counter.
February 7, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

A key part of leading a healthier lifestyle is to integrate a variety of foods in the right amounts into your daily diet. When it comes to deciding how much to eat, serving size and portion size are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.

A bowl of potato corn chowder.
January 31, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

It may be cold outside, but you can help take the chill out of winter with a warm bowl of Potato Corn Chowder.

Cooked pork chops on a plate.
January 14, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

This pork chop recipe is ideal for just one or two people, and it comes together quickly with little mess.

A bowl of chili
January 6, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

This simple homemade chili recipe features ground beef simmered with onion, tomatoes, beans, and seasonings. And it’s ready in 15 minutes!

A woman stands at a kitchen counter with a latte.
October 19, 2021 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Pumpkins are the star of fall. And so is pumpkin spice. If you love lattes and this quintessential fall flavor that has become all the rage, this recipe is for you!

mashed sweet potoatoes im two bowls
October 4, 2021 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Video by Jonathan Parrish

Sweet potatoes are a staple for many people during the holiday season. But sweet potatoes are great any time of year. Depending on your recipe, sweet potato dishes can be sweet or savory.

Packed with fiber and vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin B-6 and potassium, sweet potatoes are a good way to add variety to your meals if you want to increase your vegetable intake.

This mashed sweet potato recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare this vegetable. I like to serve it as a main dish with a side salad and a whole grain roll.

Barbecue sliders on a plate.
September 21, 2021 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

These slow cooker barbecue chicken sliders are perfect for tailgating parties or a Monday night dinner.

Closeup of soft granola bars on a plate.
May 18, 2021 - Filed Under: Food, Health, Nutrition

Keeping a healthy snack on hand is a good way to avoid impulse eating. These Soft Granola Bars, filled with whole grains, dried fruit, and honey instead of sugar, are a tasty treat when I want something sweet, and they keep me away from the vending machine or drive-through.

A woman stands behind a kitchen counter.
May 11, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Although people tend to use the terms salt and sodium interchangeably, salt and sodium are two different things. Sodium is a mineral we all need to live. Table salt by weight contains about 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Most Americans eat too much. Here's how to reduce the amount of sodium you eat.

a small bowl with a serving of fruity French toast casserole with a 9x13 pan in the background
April 30, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Using up extra bread has never been so tasty! Whether you want to make something special for your family’s weekend breakfast or you are entertaining company, this Fruity French Toast Casserole is loaded with flavor.

I love incorporating fresh seasonal fruits, such as blueberries and strawberries, into this recipe. But you can also use canned or frozen fruits, which you can often find on sale. By choosing a healthy whole-grain bread, you’re starting your day with a hearty serving of fiber that will see you through a busy morning. And you can use leftover whole wheat rolls or hamburger buns, which helps you avoid food waste and save money.

A lady stands in a kitchen.
April 12, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Growing up, I was always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it is essential.But all our meals count. Here are a few tips to help you get a nutrient-filled lunch.

A bee gathers pollen form a blueberry bloom.
March 31, 2021 - Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Fruit, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Mississippi’s recent bout of bad weather came at a critical time for producers of blueberries, the state’s largest commercial fruit crop. Blueberries can be easily damaged by cold weather, but the timing of mid-February’s icy weather limited the potential damage.

A woman stands at a kitchen island.
March 9, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

You’ve probably heard that shopping the grocery store's perimeter is the best way to pack your cart with healthy foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables. But the center aisles actually provide a lot of nutritious options.

A woman stands outdoors on a grassy lawn.
February 8, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

High cholesterol increases your risk of cardiovascular disease (heart disease), which is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Lifestyle change is a key component that can prevent or help manage high cholesterol. 

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