Many of our holiday festivities include food. This Cook It Quick Newsletter will help you:
- Involve younger children in cooking experiences.
- Create attractive, wholesome food gifts for others.
- Particpate in holiday meals if you are a person with diabetes.
- Send food gifts to persons in the military.
- Prepare food ahead so you have more time to spend with friends and family.
- And much more ....
(The Holiday Fruit Parfait in the photo was created by University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate Zane Ehnes and is included in an article he wrote for this newsletter, "Holiday Food Preparation with Young Children.")
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.
More ways to connect:
RecipeHoliday Food Mixes in a Jar
RecipeCalifornia Walnut Granola (scroll to bottom of page for recipe)
Holiday Food Preparation with Young Children (Includes recipe for Holiday Fruit Parfait)
How to Stick to a Diabetes Meal Plan during the Holidays (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Promotion)
Food TipFreezing Prepared Foods (includes cakes, pies, casseroles, etc. Source: University of Georgia Extension Service)
Sending Food Gifts to the Military
Food SafetyShould You Refrigerate Pumpkin Pie? (Source: LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture)