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1) Walk Nebraska monthly newsletter designed to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle by making walking an important part of your personal fitness program.
2) Food Fun newsletter (emailed 1 to 2 times / month) serves up quick, healthy meal and snack ideas and recipes for younger children.
Learn Where Local Foods Are Sold in Nebraska!
The Spring 2013 – Spring 2014 Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska Food Guide is available on line at http://food.unl.edu/localfoods
You also can pick up a copy at the markets and retail businesses listed on the website and at the Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska office, 103E Miller Hall, UNL East Campus.
Healthy, Seasonal Summer Foods
Eggplant, red peppers, corn, and tomatoes are some of the foods that are coming as we head into summer.
Find tips and recipes, such as for the Tomato Jam pictured on the right plus other summer recipes and summer cooking tips.
Check out TIPS, RECIPES, and RESOURCES for June.
June is the month for such times as Chocolate Ice Cream Day, Herbs & Spices Day, Picnic Day, Men's Health Week, Beef Steak Month, Dairy Month, Fresh Fruit and Vegetale Month, and Turkey Lovers Month.
Receive Monthly Tips through our Newsletters and Blogs
Check our online newsletters for monthly inspiration and ideas on Food and Fitness. Here's what's happening this month:
►Discover Foods Blog: Written by a "food scientist by training and a foodie by practice."
- Black beans and avocado - a winning combination in a salad. Beans are a good source of fiber and protein, and are fat free and low in calories. Avocados are a good source of potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins and healthy fats. Check out this recipe for Guacamole Salad.
►Walk Nebraska: Tips and how-to's on walking for health and well-being.
- Are you trying to improve your diet to reduce your risk for a chronic disease and/or to reduce calories? Take a look at the foods containing fat. They might be your culprit. Learn how to choose healthy fats for your meals and snacks.
►Healthy Bites (Covers a food theme for that month)
National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with "3-A-Day" of nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight and reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers.
Learn more about the benefits of eating Dairy in this month's newsletter.
►Cook It Quick newsletter: Monthly tips, resources, and recipes for quick, healthy eating.
- The Partnership for a Healthier America, Let's Move!, USDA's MyPlate and the nation's top recipe creators have created a MyPlate Recipes Pinterest Board featuring hundreds of tasty recipes for anyone looking for healthier meals. 12 of these MyPlate Recipes are featured in the current Cook It Quick Newsletter.
►Nutrition Know How Blog: A blog written by moms giving practical tips from 5 University of Nebraska experts who know nutrition.
- Check out what the moms are serving up as healthy (and fun!) brunch items. This Red, White, and Blue Parfait recipe would be great for a baby shower. If the mom isn't finding out the gender of the baby, it would be a fun way to incorporate pink and blue into the menu. The Strawberry Lemonade Slush, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Dip, and Elegant Orzo Pasta Salad are just as lucious.
►Cook It Quick Blog: Features fast and healthy foods from a dietitian who likes to spend time eating, but not necessarily cooking!
- A sprinkling of fresh herbs quickly adds appealing color, plus flavor and nutrients to foods. Learn how to chop herbs to kick up the taste and nutrition of favorite foods in just a few seconds.
►Food Reflections: Provides "how-to" information on a current food, nutrition, or food safety topic.
- Can a handful of nuts a day help keep you healthy? And how much, exactly, is a handful? The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend: "Choose a variety of protein foods, which include seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds."
The Dietary Guidelines also recommend fat intake should emphasize heart healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, such as those found in seafood, nuts, seeds, and oils.
Learn how many nuts in a handful and how to roast them for added flavor.
►Making HealthieRDecisions Blog: Inspiration from a registered dietitian, (RD) who is also a Certified Personal Trainer, on nutrition and exercise.
- Read about "A Healthier Recipe for Beef Roast" in Making HealthieRDecisions Blog
►A Runner Eats Blog: Written by a dietitian who was an All-American runner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It will help you reach your goal, whether you’re a marathoner in it for fitness and competition or a weekend warrior who enjoys local fun runs and 5Ks.
- Read "An Attitude of Gratitude" in A Runner Eats blog and learn how a runner copes when an injury keeps her from running.
Healthy Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Change the taste and appearance of your foods from "ordinary" to "extraordinary" by adding fresh herbs. Learn about cooking with (and planting!) fresh herbs in the following slides. Download a related handout giving the basic herb handling tips and food combinations.
Where's the Beef? Learn More about Beef Cuts with New NUBeef-Anatomy App! (available from iTunes and the Google Play Store for Android)
The new NUBeef-Anatomy app allows users to navigate through the anatomy of beef cattle and learn more about bones and muscles found in the carcass.
"This makes the app relevant to chefs and consumers as they determine proper methods of preparation," according to Steven Jones, professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who developed the media with EdMedia's instructional multimedia designer Vishal Singh.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension FOOD website connects you to information, resources and food experts about food from farm to fork.