Staying indoors and cooking on a cold or rainy day can be an antidote to bad weather!
Check out these quick & easy recipes for some treats from your own table. Many recipes include a Spanish version.
While you're indoors, try the food budget calculator under our "Food Tip" from Iowa State University Extension. You might also download some of our handwashing activities and posters under "Food Safety." Handwashing is one powerful defense again this year's bad flu season.
Cook It Quick's Goal
Our goal is to make you "hungry for healthy food" by offering tips and delicious, quick-to-prepare, inexpensive recipes.
Preparing these recipes and using the tips will help you increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. At the same time, you will reduce sodium, solid fats, and calories. Food safety tips are included.
Feel free to use/adapt Cook It Quick material when an article is written entirely by me for your own articles, blogs, handouts, etc. An example credit line is: Authored by or Adapted from Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Cook It Quick web materials.
3-Bean Chili (includes Spanish version)
Tropical Fruit Dip (includes Spanish version)
Super Quick Beans & Rice (includes Spanish version)
Grocery Budget Calculator (Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Spend Smart. Eat Smart)
Free Handwashing Posters, Activity Sheets & Other Materials
Frequent handwashing can help prevent the flu. Download these signs and activities to help encourage handwashing.