Healthy eating.

Making changes to what you eat can feel like a big job. But eating healthier doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing type of thing. In fact, you’re more likely to stick with it if you start with small changes – and those changes will add up to make a big difference. Check out the tips and healthy recipes below for quick and easy ways to get you on the right path.

Watch this video for another small change you can make, and consider attending one of our events to learn more.


Tips for eating healthy.

Quick Tip

Stick to your grocery list.

Stick to your grocery list.

Quick Tip

Stick to your grocery list.

Preparing a shopping list – and sticking to it – will help you save money and avoid unhealthy impulse buys.

Quick Tip

Think beans for protein.

Think beans for protein.

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What important mineral is found in all foods in the dairy group?

What important mineral is found in all foods in the dairy group?

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Fight disease with fruit.

Fight disease with fruit.

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Fight disease with fruit.

Eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables may help reduce your risk for many conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.

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What is the most common food from the grain group eaten in the US?

What is the most common food from the grain group eaten in the US?

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Make half your plate fruits and veggies.

Make half your plate fruits and veggies.

Plan Smart

Avoid stress at mealtime by planning a healthy weekly menu.

Avoid stress at mealtime by planning a healthy weekly menu.

Plan Smart

Avoid stress at mealtime by planning a healthy weekly menu.

Before you go grocery shopping, choose what meals you’ll make that week. Check your pantry, and then make a grocery list. Prep as much as you can ahead of time to cut down time in the kitchen.

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Think of fruits and veggies at snack time.

Think of fruits and veggies at snack time.

Prep smart

Think of fruits and veggies at snack time.

Rinse, chop, and portion fruits and veggies in your free time so they’re ready to go when you (or your kids) need a snack.

Plan smart

Brown-bag it.

Brown-bag it.

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Do all adults need the same amount of protein?

Do all adults need the same amount of protein?

Quick Tip

Save hundreds of calories when you cook by avoiding frying.

Save hundreds of calories when you cook by avoiding frying.

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Which nutrients are found in whole fruit but not in juice?

Which nutrients are found in whole fruit but not in juice?

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Bake with applesauce.

Bake with applesauce.

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Know which veggies are full of vitamin A?

Know which veggies are full of vitamin A?

Eat smart

Reimagine your fruit.

Reimagine your fruit.

Plan smart

Double the recipe.

Double the recipe.

Plan smart

Double the recipe.

When making your next healthy meal, consider doubling the recipe and freezing the extras. You’ll save time and money by preparing two meals at once.

Prep smart

Portion snack foods into baggies so they’re ready to grab and go.

Portion snack foods into baggies so they’re ready to grab and go.

Prep smart

Portion snack foods into baggies so they’re ready to grab and go.

Consider making your own healthy version of trail mix using unsalted nuts and add-ins such as seeds, dried fruit, popcorn, or a sprinkle of chocolate chips.

Eat well on a budget.

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Yogurt Berry Parfait

Yogurt Berry Parfait

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Personal Pizza

Personal Pizza

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Cranberry Oatmeal Bites

Cranberry Oatmeal Bites

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Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

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Easy Tuna and Peas

Easy Tuna and Peas

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Salmon Pasta Bake

Salmon Pasta Bake

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DIY Trail Mix

DIY Trail Mix

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

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Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

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Quick Chili

Quick Chili

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One-Pan Chicken Alfredo

One-Pan Chicken Alfredo

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Fresh Corn Salsa

Fresh Corn Salsa

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe for success

14 servings

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Let’s be honest, we all enjoy something sweet from time to time. So why not try this healthier twist on grandma’s favorite? It delivers both flavor and fruit with every bite.

Let’s get baking

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Tasty Hamburger Skillet

Tasty Hamburger Skillet

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Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

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Home Run Hummus Wrap

Home Run Hummus Wrap

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Bugs on a Log

Bugs on a Log

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Brazilian Black Beans and Sausage

Brazilian Black Beans and Sausage

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Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa

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Broccoli Rice Casserole

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Recipe for success

12 servings

Broccoli Rice Casserole

This healthy, family-sized meal for under $9 total is sure to please your whole crew. Mixing veggies in with grains is a great way to make sure even the pickiest eaters get their greens!

Let’s get cooking

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Pasta with Greens and Beans

Pasta with Greens and Beans

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Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla

Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla

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Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Upcoming events.

From nutritional workshops to cooking classes, see what’s happening in your neighborhood by clicking on your county below.

Mon 19

Eating Healthy on a Budget – Prendergast Library

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 19

Healthy Eating on a Budget

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 21

Just Say Yes to Beans! @ Dale Association

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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