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Whip It Up Wednesday

Angel Food Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream The garden strawberry is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus …

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#Make EveryBiteCount Scavenger Hunt

Let’s #MakeEveryBiteCount with the MyPlate Scavenger Hunt! Find as many items on the checklist that create a MyPlate healthy …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Whole Grain Strawberry Pancakes…Yum! For the entire month of April, EFNEP is celebrating strawberries. Come visit our site every Wednesday …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Green Chicken Wrap There’s a whole lot of goodness in this wrap. Filled with chicken, avocado, and spinach this wrap …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Shamrocks and Gold Smoothie The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal green mint-flavored milkshake dessert sold at some restaurants during March to celebrate St. Patrick’s …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Spaghetti and Spinach Pesto This pesto spaghetti dish is made with spinach for a unique spin on a classic. It …

Whip It Up Wednesday...

OVEN FRIED CHICKEN No greasy mess to clean up with this chicken! Yes! Chicken provides under-consumed vitamins and minerals and can …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Mango Shake Have a fruity and frosty treat! Banana, mango, and milk are blended together to make this delicious drink. …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Crunch Berry Parfait As Vance & Warren Counties Cooperative Extension collaborates to “Unwind your Mind” beginning in the month of …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken Better than take-out…it’s finger-licking good! Bring the flavor of both sweet and spicy from the oven to …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Carrot Oatmeal Cookie Don’t forget to NOT OVERBAKE. It’s one of the main tricks for the perfect carrot oatmeal cookie. For this …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Savory Oatmeal with Egg Breakfast will never be the same. January is Oatmeal Month! Oats are such a great ingredient to …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Quiche with a Self-Forming Crust A quick, nourishing, and satisfying meal that can be eaten warm, room temperature, or even …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Graham Cracker crumbs are rich in B vitamins and dietary fiber. They are a much better way …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs Skewers of tender juicy chicken and fresh colorful vegetables are all-time favorable because they are delicious, …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21