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  • Banana Pancakes

    Published on March 16, 2020
    Add these Banana Pancakes to your weekend plans! They are delicious and simple to make!

  • Canning Applesauce

    Published on May 13, 2019
    Select Michigan apples that are sweet, juicy and crisp. For a tart favor, add 1 to 2 pounds of tart apples to each 3 pounds of sweeter fruit. An average of 21 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 13½ pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints.

  • Venison Potato Sausage

    Published on October 1, 2017

  • Chinese Style Venison Ribs

    Published on October 1, 2017

  • Honey Fruit Spread

    Published on September 9, 2016
    Honey is a great natural sweetener to add to any of your favorite dishes. It contains throat-soothing properties and nutrients that give you energy. Michigan State University Extension provides education that helps people buy and prepare healthy, budget-friendly foods as well as live a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Because honey is sweeter than sugar, use less of it for the same sweet taste. Honey is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making it not only a great natural source of energy but also a boost for your immune system. Pollination occurs when bees fly from flower to flower, helping fruits and vegetables to reproduce. Farmers markets often obtain honey from bees that pollinate local crops. Much of the honey you buy from the supermarket is highly filtered to give it a clear appearance. Read the label to find out where the honey comes from and whether it is 100 percent pure honey.

  • Broccoli Rice Casserole

    Published on October 7, 2015
    Michigan-grown broccoli is available July through October. Broccoli chosen for freezing is processed at its peak ripeness, a time when it is most nutrient packed and most delicious. Frozen broccoli may be even more healthful than some of the fresh produce sold in grocery stores since the product will degrade over time. Americans typically eat only one-third of the recommended daily intake (three servings instead of nine) of fruits and vegetables due to availability and cost. Preserving broccoli and other fruits and vegetables by freezing them when they are at their nutritional peak allows people to use them throughout the year.

  • Broccoli Salad

    Published on October 27, 2014
    Michigan-grown broccoli is available July-October. Broccoli has many health benefits. It provides vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber. It also helps to reduce cholesterol. At only 45 calories per one cup serving, broccoli provides a tasty addition to your meals and snacks. Serve it raw with a low-fat dip, add it to green salads for an extra crunch, or use it to add color and texture to a stir-fry. Choose odorless broccoli heads with tight, bluish-green florets. Remove the outside skin on the stem with a peeler. Cut the stems and serve with the florets. Refrigerate broccoli and use within three to five days.

  • Blueberry Muffins

    Published on October 27, 2014
    Michigan-grown berries are available in July and August. Blueberries have many health benefits. With only 100 calories in a one-cup serving, these flavorful berries provide a fat-free, sodium-free, cholesterol free and high-dietary-fiber addition to your diet. They are also packed with disease-fighting antioxidants and are a good source of vitamin C. Choose dusty-blue, firm, plump, dry berries. You can safely refrigerate blueberries for 10 to 14 days. Add them to your meals in a variety of ways – top off cereal or pancakes, add them to muffins or waffles, or just enjoy them one at a time.

  • Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

    This Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is lower in fat and sugar than a store bought dressing and it's easy to make! Add it to green salads, pasta salads, potatoes, sweet potatoes or chicken for a tasty dish!

  • Baked Veggie Chips

    Think of the possibilities - carrots, parsnips, broccoli stems, purple potatoes, and more! Try different seasoning combinations. You might find one your family really loves!

  • Grilled Peaches

    Peaches make a great low calorie, nutrient loaded dessert. You can enjoy peaches fresh, as part of a salad, or try grilling them.

  • Sweet Potato Quesadillas

    Add more veggies to your quesadillas with sweet potatoes!

  • Baked Coconut Chicken

    Dip these nuggets in the homemade sauce or toss them on top of a salad. Either way, they are low-fat, toasty, and delicious.

  • Cheese and Honey Fruit Dip

    Pair this dip with sliced fruit for a delicious, nutritious snack.

  • Easy Guacamole Dip

    Try this tasty, easy guacamole dip! Did you know there are nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in one avocado. Eat up! Remember to eat in moderation and share this dip with friends.

  • Garden Sloppy Joes

    Adding vegetables to your favorite meat dish pumps up the vitamin, mineral, and taste factors. We added vegetables to a low-fat sloppy joe recipe and the results were fantastic!

  • Cheesy Hamburger Skillet

    This dish will keep everyone in the family satisfied, with minimal clean up.

  • Nancy’s Collard Greens

    Try this recipe to add some healthy greens to your meals!

  • Microwave Baked Apples

    Try this simple, warm desert!

  • Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadillas

    Learn how to make a quesadilla that's packed with veggies, nutrients, and flavor!