2023 Volume 5-Issue 4

Serving St. Lawrence, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Clinton, & Essex Counties

SNAP-Ed is a FREE, confidential nutrition education program that helps families manage food resources during tough economic times. The Extension Nutrition Team of knowledgeable nutrition educators provide practical, hands-on activities, and skills for healthy meal prep, as well as explore the importance of physical activity in a healthy lifestyle for the community members in the North Country.

Visit our website for more recipes and tips for eating healthy for yourself and your family.

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Celebrations and gatherings are a great time to remember the importance of family and friends. Be mindful that healthy eating is just as important. There are some helpful tips to keep your meals healthy without giving up the classic favorites we all love!

Serve up a variety ~

Buffet tables are a great idea. This gives the opportunity for a variety of foods from all the food groups. Try it at your next dinner event.

Cheers to good health ~

Staying hydrated in the colder months is important as well as the warmer months. Serving fruit infused water or seltzer water with a splash of 100% fruit juice, add a slice of lemon or lime.

Make activity part of the fun ~

Start a new tradition. Get family or friends involved and go for a group walk after dinner. Play games, laugh, mingle, dance, do what you can to get moving!

Rethink dessert ~

Offering different options for dessert such as fresh and dried fruit. Try ingredients for make your own trail mix. Nuts, dark chocolate chips, dried fruits, and whole grain cereals are great options!

Reduce food waste ~

Ask your guests to bring an empty container to bring some leftovers home with them. Leftover turkey can easily be turned into a sandwich or added to soups along with any veggies that were cut but not eaten.

Try a twist on a dish ~

There are many options for making our favorite holiday foods a little healthier. You can try substituting unsweetened applesauce for butter or use low-fat milk instead of cream. You can even experiment with low-salt herbs and spices.

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Recipe of the Week

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

With the holidays around the corner and family and friends gathering for meals and memories, try this tangy and flavorful cranberry sauce that can be prepared in a flash!

For the recipe click here!

Have you checked out our Recipe Bank yet?

For more delicious recipes, tips & tricks and more please visit our SNAP-Ed NY website.

Tips and Tricks

Save time, save money, while still eating healthy!

Spice Up Your Life!

Try Salt Free Herb Blends

Preparing dried herb blends at home is a simple (and family friendly) activity that can save time and save money while eating healthier with less salt in your diet!

Click here for a printable salt free herb blend guide!



Hey Kids!

Can you find your way through the maze? ?

(Click on the picture below to print or get the answer key)

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Sign up for Benefits now!
The Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet.

To find out more about SNAP Benefits and other assistance program you may be eligible for visit: mybenefits.ny.gov
If you need help applying for SNAP, call or email a Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator. NOEP Coordinators tell you if you may be eligible for SNAP, answer any questions you may have, and help you complete and submit your application. It is free and confidential.

St. Lawrence- Maximizing Independent Living Center- 315-764-9442 x405
Jefferson- Outreach Coordinator of Food Bank of NNY. -315-437-1899 x279
Clinton -Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.- 518-563-4022 x112
Franklin- Maximizing Independent Living Center -518-483-2151
This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP.

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