Farmers' markets offer a variety of fresh, locally-produced fruit, vegetables, bakery and meat products in a festive atmosphere. The Farmers' Market in Monticello is open Tuesday evenings 4- 7 p.m. on the courthouse square and Saturday mornings at B J Winger's from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get the most from your local farmers' market with the following information.
A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let's begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015, a healthy eating plan:
Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
Includes lean meats, poultry, fish,
Five seems to be the magic number for the number of ingredients we want in a recipe. This excludes such common ingredients as salt, pepper and water. While researching recipes for a workshop on 5-ingredient cooking, I found recipes I chose had at least one of the following qualities. See if these criteria help you find quick, easy, tasty recipes too!
There is a major push by consumers recently to have access to fresh and local food and to know where that food is coming from. One of the best ways to participate in this movement here locally is by visiting the upcoming Monticello Farmer's Market. The Monticello Farmer's Market will be held twice a week and will run from May through October. It will be held on Tuesday evenings from 4-7pm on Constitution Plaza next to the courthouse. Saturday markets will take place from 9am to 1pm at 1210 N 6th
If you've avoided cooking dry beans from scratch because "it takes too long," consider the actual "hands-on" time can be just minutes! Remember dried beans are a good source of low-fat, low cost protein.
All it takes is a little planning ahead for a time to soak the beans and a time to cook them. The following directions, adapted from information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission, will help you get started.
In January, the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion released updated dietary guidelines to follow to help you create healthy eating solutions that will help you be healthier now and into the future. Follow the MyPlate building blocks below to create your own healthy eating solutions. Make sure your choices are limited in sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars.
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Five Effective Ways to Support Infants and Children to Develop Healthy Eating Habits
I have fond memories of going to my grandparent's house after my grandmother had been shopping in the "city" (Lafayette). She would come home with boxes of things from O'Rears. Now mind you, my grandparents were the only ones who lived in their house, but she would buy a couple dozen cupcakes, a couple dozen Danish and who knows what else just in case the grandkids came over. T