About: Carrie Schneider-Miller MS RD

Recent Posts by Carrie Schneider-Miller MS RD

8 Key Steps to Putting the 2015 Dietary Guidelines in Action

This article was written by Amanda Miller, a Nebraska Extension Volunteer and Registered Dietitian The 2015 Dietary Guidelines are out and with them comes new recommendations.  As you might have guessed, Americans continue to fall short of the recommended intake for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and oils while over-consuming added sugar, saturated and trans fats, and sodium. The goal of this article is to give you a brief overview of the updated guidelines and most importantly, provide simple tips to help

Try a Different Squash – Delicata

In our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) bag this week we received two types of squash an acorn squash and something new to me a delicata squash.  Delicata squash are long and narrow.  The color is an off white or light yellow color with some orange and green lines. We prepared the acorn squash in a crockpot, recipe here.  It was seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and butter. Both of my children enjoyed the taste of the squash. I’m

Locally Grown – Hydroponic Vegetables

In our CSA bag this week was hydroponic bib lettuce. It was grown by Oak Ridge Farms in Ord Nebraska. There are many emerging hydroponic growers in Nebraska and the US. Hydroponics is a growing trend that allows produce to be grown year round. Hydroponics means, “water working.” Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in nutrient rich water, without soil. These plants are grown inside a controlled environment such as a greenhouse. It is reported that it takes less