About: Audra Losey, MS, RD

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Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins

My family loves banana bread. Who doesn't? Lately we have been going through bananas so quickly that we never end up with any over ripened ones to actually make banana bread. My 15-month old absolutely love bananas. He could eat 2 a day without any complaints...maybe even 3. Traditional banana bread is known as a quick bread because it doesn't require any yeast. There are many variations, but many of the recipes contain quite a bit of oil and added

Food Experiment: Growing Mold in the Classroom

Integrating science into our lessons about healthy eating is a key part of what we do at UNL Extension. We try to instill a love and respect for science, but also help kids understand why science really matters. Over the last few weeks I have been working with students at Franklin Elementary School in a 4-H Nutrition Club after school. We started off with a Moldy Bread Experiment from our nutrition more

Warm and Cozy Homemade Chai

Cold winter days call for something that truly warms you up. This last round of snow really put me in the mood to try making this warm and cozy drink from scratch. Chai is actually the word for tea in many languages.  It is believed to originate from India and is a blend of spices and black tea and is typically sweetened and served with milk. After reading various recipes on how to make homemade chai, I was surprised at

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