Cook It Quick Newsletter January-February 2018

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Coffee by window on a snowy dayHi Everyone!

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. 

 Happy Cooking and Healthy Eating

Cook It Quick's Goal

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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. 



Frozen Fruit Cup (includes Spanish version)

Frozen Fruit Cup


Pizza Casserole (includes Spanish version)

Pizza Casserole


Angel Food Delight (includes Spanish Version)

Angel food cake with whipped cream and pineapple topping


Easy No-Cook Salsa (includes Spanish version) 

Easy No Cook Salsa


Tropical Fruit Dip (includes Spanish version) 

Tropical Fruit Dip


Super Quick Beans & Rice (includes Spanish version)

super quick beans and rice

Food Tip

Grocery Budget Calculator (Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Spend Smart. Eat Smart) 

Screen shot of Grocery Budget Calculator Web page

Food Safety

Free Handwashing Posters, Activity Sheets & Other Materials

Frequent handwashing can help prevent the flu. Download these signs and activities to help encourage handwashing.

person washing hands

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