Author: abosse

Thanksgiving Planning Tips

— By Debbie Barnett, EFNEP CEA in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo counties – University of Maine Cooperative Extension If you are like me, the thought of having guests over for Thanksgiving, or any big occasion, can be stressful and time consuming. Questions like, How many people will be coming? How will I decorate? And […]

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Healthy Camping & Hiking Tips

— By Alex Bosse, Nutrition Education Professional, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP) Youth Curriculum Coordinator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties As a relatively new resident of Maine, I’m always finding ways to get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty the state has to offer. Whether it is camping, backpacking, […]

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New Maine Potato Salad with fork

Mainely Dish: New Maine Potato Salad

“How important it is for us to recognize our heroes and she-roes.” – Maya Angelou Today we celebrate Memorial day, honoring those that have served our country. During this day of remembrance, communities come together, attending parades, visiting memorials, and enjoying cookouts. The Mainely Dish New Maine Potato Salad is a classic side dish to […]

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brunching burrito on a blue plate

Mainely Dish: Brunching Burritos

Preparing burritos has never felt so easy! The Mainely Dish Brunching Burritos recipe will only take about 10 minutes to make, but will keep you full until your next meal. Did you know that there are health benefits to eating in the morning? Not only does your energy increase, but eating breakfast can also improve […]

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massaged kale salad in a wooden salad bowl

National Salad Month!

Did you know that May is National Salad Month? For most of my life I avoided eating salads, because I thought they were boring and lacked flavor. The idea of eating tomatoes and lettuce with dressing on top was the last thing I ever considered eating. This all changed when I went to a salad […]

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Banana Oatmeal Bread with knife on the side

Mainely Dish: Banana Oatmeal Bread

One of the wonderful things about banana bread is how timeless it is; a staple quick bread that can bring together all generations. Banana bread was actually popularized in the United States in the 1930’s in response to the Great Depression. This economical recipe still lives on today, now with many banana bread recipes incorporating […]

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Mainely Dish: Peanut Butter Balls

Looking for a fun, kid-friendly snack? These peanut butter balls are the perfect way to introduce children to cooking and food safety. With only four ingredients (peanut butter, honey, cereal, and non-fat dry milk powder), this filling snack will be sure to satisfy all ages. Allergic to peanuts? No need to worry, any nut or […]

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Mainely Dish: Carrot Pie

Happy International Carrot Day! Do you know all of the benefits of adding this vegetable to your meals? This root vegetable is an excellent source of potassium, antioxidants, and vitamin A, and contains fiber. There are even different antioxidants based on the color of the carrots you eat, so why not mix it up? Carrots […]

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Green smoothie in clear glasses with spinach leaves and green apples on table

6 Tips for Eating Green on St. Patrick’s Day

Whether it’s green drinks, corned beef and cabbage, or festively dyed cookies and treats, there are plenty of delicious traditions to go around on St. Patrick’s Day. While you don’t have to completely remove your favorite higher fat or higher sugar St. Patrick’s Day foods and drinks, there are plenty of ways to add healthy […]

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7 Ways to Be Active This Spring

With spring right around the corner and longer days, it’s almost time to break out your shorts and get moving again. Whether it’s planting a garden, going for a run, or taking a walk around your neighborhood, there are plenty of activities to keep you moving and active outside this spring. The Department of Health […]

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