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Snacks: Healthy or Not?

MSU extension office Snacks can be a great way to keep your body going and blood sugar levels stable. Fruits and vegetables make great snack choices for you and your loved ones. “Fruit snacks” are a popular choice and are plentiful on the shelves of grocery stores. The packaging can be colorful and possibly feature […]

Meeting grain requirements for your daily diet

MSU extension Get creative with your daily diet and find new, fun recipes to meet nutritional daily values Bread pudding is a versatile dish that can be made from a variety of breads, even leftover pancakes. Bread is a great way to meet our grain requirement for the day. The amount of grains you need to […]

Finding ways to work out in the winter

By MSU Extension When the weather gets cold, getting a workout in can become increasingly challenging, and numerous Americans experience weight gain during the winter months. Why? We eat more: people tend to increase consumption of food (especially around the holidays, but also throughout the rest of winter). Generally, we are less physically active. In […]

Hydration is key to healthy body

By: Lindsey Pung-Terry, MSU Extension Drinking water does amazing things for our bodies. Some examples are flushing toxins out, regulating body temperature, lubricating joints, and supporting proper digestion. Each person needs to drink 0.5 to 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight per day to ensure proper hydration. Did you know? Dehydration is […]

Use your slow cooker to your advantage

By Jeannie Nichols MSU extension There are many styles and sizes of slow cookers and all of them can make your life easier. By Jeannie Nichols, Michigan State University Extension Slow cookers are useful kitchen appliances that can make your life easier year-round. Michigan State University Extension offers these advantages of using a slow cooker: Cool cooking – Your […]

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