Category Archives: Children

3 Simple Garden Fresh Recipes

                It’s easy to eat healthy right now with all the fresh produce very much in season.  Between my small garden, the garden at work, and bags full of produce from Community Support Agriculture (CSA) I’ve stayed busy creating fun new recipes and revisiting my summer favorites. Leeks In our CSA bag this week I got cabbage, leeks, potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumber and zucchini.  I decided to wing it and make up a “chop salad,” recipe,

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,

Hunger in America

Recently my son was asked to write a speech on hunger in America.  Before he started writing it, we discussed it for a few days every time we were heading somewhere.  Kids understand that there are people who do not have enough food.  But it becomes much more clear if hunger has a face!  This has them asking questions--like why and how and what can they do to help?  Kids are great! In Nebraska, 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger.