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Healthy & Homemade Meals: 2019 Nutrition and Fitness Calendar
A 12-month, 11" x 17" full color wall calendar featuring healthy recipes, including cheesy chicken casserole, zucchini hummus wraps, frozen pudding sandwiches, golden corn bread, mushroom quinoa, slow cooker roast, and more!

Each month highlights a new recipe, suggested meal plan, and food prep ideas. Only low-cost, readily available ingredients and basic equipment are needed to prepare recipes.

Advance orders for 100+ copies at a cost of $0.85/calendar will be accepted until June 15, 2018. After the deadline, a limited number of calendars will available at the Extension Store in August 2018 at a cost of $3.00/calendar.

Additional information about the 2019 Healthy & Homemade calendar is available at: www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/nutrition-calendar/
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Saludable y Casero: Calendario de nutricion y actividad fisica 2019 (Spanish Nutrition Calendar)
A 12-month, 11" x 17" full color wall calendar featuring healthy recipes, including cheesy chicken casserole, zucchini hummus wraps, frozen pudding sandwiches, golden corn bread, mushroom quinoa, slow cooker roast, and more!

Each month highlights a new recipe, suggested meal plan, and food prep ideas. Only low-cost, readily available ingredients and basic equipment are needed to prepare recipes.

Advance orders for 100+ copies at a cost of $0.85/calendar will be accepted until June 15, 2018. After the deadline, a limited number of calendars will available at the Extension Store in August 2018 at a cost of $3.00/calendar.

Additional information about the 2019 Healthy & Homemade calendar is available at: www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/nutrition-calendar/
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Food Waste at Home - Spend Smart. Eat Smart.
Food storage tips and strategies to help you adjust how to plan, shop, and cook in order to keep food waste to a minimum in your home.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Dairy
Spending wisely in the dairy aisle means buying the most calcium for your dollar. Check your dollar-saving skills and try these spend smart strategies.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Protein
Check your dollar-saving skills for buying protein foods and use these strategies to get the most from your budget.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Fruits
Fresh, frozen, canned, and dried fruit all have similar nutrient values. Check these strategies to find smart buys.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Vegetables
Use these strategies to find the best ways to include the most vegetables in your food budget.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Grains
Use these ideas to find the best buys in bread, cereal, and grain products.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Strategies You Can Use
Three strategies are detailed in this publication that you can use to get more for your money when shopping for food.

Listen to highlights from this publication for details on balancing time, money, and skills/knowledge to stretch your food dollar by downloading the mp3 files below.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Website and App Activities
Activities for educators to use with the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website and app (free from App Store or Google Play) to familiarize individuals with available resources.
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Recipe Basics -- Measure Accurately, Substitute Wisely, Adjust Carefully
Provides basic tips for measuring, including common abbreviations and equivalents, plus possible ingredient substitutions and guidelines for reducing recipe quantities.
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Fresh Vegetable Guide

This guide offers tips on how to select, store, and prepare vegetables.
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Fresh Fruit Guide

This guide offers tips on how to select, store, and prepare fruit.
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Healthy & Homemade Cookbook - A collection of recipes from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Containing over 70 recipes from Main Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts to Soups, Salads, Sides, and even Snacks. This 82-page cookbook will have you preparing healthy meals and smartly spending your dollars too!

Makes a great gift as well!
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Saludable Y Casero -- Healthy & Homemade Cookbook (Spanish)
Containing over 70 recipes from Main Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts to Soups, Salads, Sides, and even Snacks. This 82-page cookbook in Spanish will have you preparing healthy meals and smartly spending your dollars too!
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Snacks for Healthy Kids
Replace high fat, high sugar "junk" foods with yummy snacks that satisfy kids and provide good nutrition for growing bodies. Kids are experts at snacking. Create snack stations and let kids choose from your super snack ideas.
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What's for Lunch? It's in the Bag
Gain ideas and know how for packing healthy lunches your child will want to eat. Contains tips for preparing and packing food safely as well as menu tips for lunch bag meals. Also includes research data on best methods to keep foods at safe temperatures.

A copy of PM 3026A - MyPlate Lunch Bag Ideas is also included with each.
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Dried Beans, Peas, and Lentils Can Help You Save $$ / Los frijoles, chícharos y lentejas secos pueden ayudarte a ahorrar dinero
Find money saving ideas for meals in this publication. Get ways to store and prepare different types of dried beans as well as cooking tips to help save time and money. Also find recipes and health tips for adding beans to your diet.
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Understanding Health Claims on Food Products
Some health claims are approved by the Food and Drug Administration; others are endorsements by associations, organizations, or companies. Using the Nutrition Facts label will help you make informed decisions.
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MyPlate Lunch Bag Ideas
Find great menu ideas to pack your child's lunch bag with MyPlate healthy foods. You'll find kid-friendly foods for fruits, veggies, protein, grains, and dairy. Also, find preparation and packing tips to keep foods at a safe temperature.
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MyPlate placemat
Colorful 11 inch by 14 inch placemat shows food proportions recommended by MyPlate (the replacement for the Food Pyramid). You'll also find tips for making your plate a "10" by making healthier food choices.
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Local Food Connections -- Restaurants' Return on Purchasing Locally Sourced Foods
What's a restaurant's return on using local foods? Learn about trial results that show people are willing to pay more for locally sourced foods when offered at restaurants.
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What is a Nutrition Profile?
Many grocery stores are trying to simplify food shopping by giving foods a rating or score.

This brochure describes several types of food profiling systems and how they can help you make decisions where they count most -- in the grocery store.
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Starting a Home-Based Food Business in Iowa
Find the information you need to sell food products from your home. Includes Iowa licensing and inspection requirements. Also includes contact information for additional help. Full color, 4 page brochure.
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Remodeling Community or Church Kitchens
Explains the six steps to follow for a successful remodeling of a community or church kitchen.
Includes photos, sample floor plans, and resources.
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Beef and Pork Whole Animal Buying Guide
This full-color, coil-bound consumer-oriented guide explains buying pork and beef as whole animals (or portions thereof). Includes marketing terms and information on storage and handling, meat inspection and meat weight, and common retail pork and beef cuts. Sturdy, coated card stock meant for regular use.
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Beef and Pork Whole Animal Buying Guide (black and white)
This black and white consumer-oriented guide explains buying pork and beef as whole animals (or portions thereof). Includes marketing terms and information on storage and handling, meat inspection and meat weight, and common retail pork and beef cuts. Saddle-stitched, paper stock meant for promotional use.
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High Fructose Corn Syrup - How Sweet It Is
High fructose corn syrup is one of several products that can be made from corn. Find out more about how it is made and how it compares to sugar.
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