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Corn: So Much to get Steamed About!

  Corn on the cob is a favorite summertime food---and in season now!  It is great steamed, grilled or roasted.  You can serve it hot or cold in salads.  It is a great source of fiber and iron.  What’s not to like about corn?!  There are many little known facts about corn.  See if you were aware of any of these?
  • During the 2015 growing season, it is estimated that 82% of Nebraska’s 1.6021 billion bushels produced during the year will

Summer Time Eating

Summer time and the eating couldn’t be any easier or colorful. With so many vegetables in season, sides or main courses can be loaded with fresh produce. This was the week of summer squash. Summer squash – yellow/crookneck, zucchini, patty pan, or chayote – have thin, tender skins, moist flesh and edible seeds. Summer squash is also a star when it comes to nutrition: low in calories, no fat, cholesterol or sodium and rich in vitamins. It is a good source

Fresh Produce Recipes that are Toddler Friendly – Kale & Sweet Potato Muffins and More

This article was written by Helen Bernadt, a dietetic intern from Iowa State University who is currently doing a rotation with us at Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties. This article features great tips on how to meal plan when crunched for time. As well as healthy recipes you can make using fresh produce that your entire family will enjoy. I was delighted to be given the duty of picking up the CSA for the week.  This week’s CSA contained kale, kohlrabi,