The Nutrition Educators at CCE Clinton are working hard to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. They will be sharing recipes/demos and other food/nutrition information as well as creating their own original content. This page will serve as a blog of sorts, updating daily and listing information by most recent down to the first post. Videos and information can also be found at the Nutrition Educators of CCE Clinton County FB page which can be found at the the link below.
Link to Nutrition Educators FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/nutritioneduCCEclinton/
Clinton County Nutrition Educators will be offering a series of nutrition lessons via Facebook, beginning April 1 st. These lessons offer great tips and activities, as well as a forum to ask questions and share with other participants regarding health and nutrition. This series is for parents and other child care providers (day care staff, babysitters, grandparents, etc.). This series is offered through a private Facebook group, so if you are interested please reach out to Kari email@example.com, or Jordy firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us through the Facebook page “Nutrition Educators of CCE Clinton County” to join!
BOOST THAT IMMUNE SYSTEM!!!
"The following nutrients play a role in the immune system and can be found in a variety of foods:
Beta Carotene is found in plant foods, such as sweet potatoes, spinach, carrots, mango, broccoli and tomatoes.
Vitamin C-rich foods include citrus fruits, berries, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers and broccoli.
Vitamin D is found in fatty fish and eggs. Milk and 100% juices that are fortified with vitamin D also are sources of this important nutrient.
Zinc tends to be better absorbed from animal sources such as beef and seafood, but also is in vegetarian sources such as wheat germ, beans, nuts and tofu.
Probiotics are “good” bacteria that promote health. They can be found in cultured dairy products such as yogurt and in fermented foods such as kimchi.
Protein comes from both animal and plant-based sources, such as milk, yogurt, eggs, beef, chicken, seafood, nuts, seeds, beans and lentils. "
For more information, please visit https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/preventing-illness/how-to-keep-your-immune-system-healthy
Rainbow Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe:
7 Beginner Bread Recipes
The Nutrition Educators of CCE Clinton County have created a group, The Morning Dish for parents to come and talk about food and healthy choices during this time of social distancing. They will be featuring a once a week live video lesson and will be sharing ideas on snacks, physical fitness your whole family can get involved in and much more. Please join them and share the group with a friend.
10 Benefits of Growing Chives
Healthy Sheet Pan Dinner:
Photo and Recipe Credit to @thefarmstandbobier (The Farm Stand Kitchen)
Recipe from Post:
My version of a healthy sheet pan dinner! Here is what I did-
Rough chop carrots, red onion, red bell pepper, zucchini. Also add a handful of fresh green beans.
Toss with fat free Italian Dressing...probably 3-4 T. Pour out onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Pop them in a 400 degree oven and start roasting them.
In the mean time, add a pound of chicken tenders to a bowl. Add 2T fat free Italian dressing and 2 T Balsamic Vinegar. Toss to coat. After the veggies have roasted for 30 minutes, add the marinated chicken pieces scattered about the pan. Add some fresh snipped Rosemary. Return to oven and bake for another 20 -25 minutes...or until veggies are just tender. Remove from oven, add some cherry tomatoes, or quarter a vine ripened tomato and add it to the pan. Roast 3 minutes, just to wilt the tomato. Remove from oven and add some fresh basil, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Dinner! ( you can an entire plate of veggies).
Another resource to check out on blanching with easy to use guidlines.
Recipe for Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: < https://belleofthekitchen.com/taco-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/?fbclid=IwAR2UvzrAb-5TbRxayG_myxOP8g1KWsiZzwkOdlFRMcWjsFipO6Rv929EmpQ
In this video CCE Nutrition Educator Jordy Kivett demonstrates how to make chicken noodle soup with homemade pasta.
In this video CCE Nutrition Educator Jordy Kivett demonstrates how to make stuffed peppers.
Black Bean Tacos Recipe: https://www.cookingclassy.com/black-bean-tacos
Clever Ways to Store Food: https://www.buzzfeed.com/23cleverwaystostorefood
Experts on Safety of Food Delivery During COVID-19: http://www.eatingwell.com/isitsafetoorderdelivery
16 Recipes to Make with Dried Beans: http://www.eatingwell.com/16recipestomakewithdriedbeans
Freezing Fresh Berries (This can be done for tons of other produce as well).
Last updated April 6, 2020