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Nutrition

Super sauces to reduce fat in diet

This month we are providing a recipes and information on  how to fit healthy fats and more vegetables into your diet through sauces.  We need a certain amount of fat in our diet, but it is important to know which sources of fats to choose, and which to avoid. Basing sauces and dips on vegetables is another way to increase vegetables, and control the amount of fat in our diet.   Most commercially prepared sauces and dips use sodium and/or sugar to add flavor. They may also contain trans fats which we should avoid. Try these easy, fast, and versatile recipes for Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, and Green Onion Dip for good health and great  taste.

Learn more about how different fats in your food effect cancer risk with The Facts About Fats in Your Food and how the different fats in food impact heart with Common Fats and Oils.

Have fun and test your knowledge with the Fats in Your Food Word Match or the Healthy Fats and Foods Crossword Puzzle.

Spring has sprung and that means Farmer’s Markets are getting ready to blossom across South Carolina. Click here to find a location near you.

Diabetes Information

Additional information about diabetes can be found on the American Diabetes Association Website at http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/

For individuals with diabetes, eating healthy is important. One way to do this is by eating whole grains to assist in building a healthy plate. Find out more about ways to add whole grains into your diet at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/downloads/TenTips/DGTipsheet4MakeHalfYourGrainsWhole.pdf.

Mushroom Barley Soup is a diabetic friendly food. Try the recipe http://recipefinder.nal.usda.gov/recipes/mushroom-barley-soup

Discover how much you know about diabetes by trying this crossword puzzle. http://www.p-h.com/diabetes/pdfs/dia072allpuz.pdf?NS_cid=31

Previous Recipes

Broccoli Slaw with Pear
Sweet & Savory Kale 
Sauteed Apples
Black Bean Brownie
Heart Healthy Cooking for African Americans (very large 3.5 Mbpdf)
Best Bowl of Oatmeal (covers different types & basic cooking) (small pdf)
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin (small pdf)
Apple Crumble (small pdf)
Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes (small pdf)


Keeping Clean
Proper Hand Washing (medium sized 500KB pdf)
Food Safety - Is In Your Hands (large 2.5MB pdf)