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Recipe of the Month

Celebrate the last days of summer with this menu that’s perfect for a cookout or potluck. Find the full recipes in English and Spanish by clicking these links.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Serves 6

Beef and Bean Chile Verde

Serves 6

Vegetarian Chili

Serves 4

Grilled Vegetable Packets

Serves 5

Grilled Fruit

Serves 3

Fresh Fruit with Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

Serves 4

Aunt Barbara’s Chocolate Squash Cake

Serves 12

Healthy Tips!

Physical Activity                                                                                                                                                                                                             Start Simple with MyPlate app. After you have gained a better understanding of what you should be eating for a healthy lifestyle, you can set goals and reminders with the new Start Simple with MyPlate app. The app helps you incorporate the important food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy) into daily life by providing simple tips and thought starters to help meet those goals every day. Click here to learn more and download

Hydration
One way to make sure you’re drinking enough water is to keep a pitcher in the fridge. Instead of reaching for sugary drinks,  reach for a healthy choice! Follow these links for more hydration tips.

Make Every Sip Count

Make Better Beverage Choices

Nutrition                                                                                                                                                                                                                              With the start of the new year it’s the perfect time to learn a new skill like how to be a smart shopper. There are budget-friendly tips for every aisle in the grocery store and how to read a price tag. Explore the new MyPlate website for more nutrition tips. Click here for a shopping list template to make your next grocery trip easier.

Food Safety                                                                                                                                                                                                                     During a power outage, food spoilage can be a serious problem when refrigerators and freezers lose power. You can help avoid spoilage and food borne illness by making sure foods stay properly refrigerated just by keeping the refrigerator doors closed. For more information and resources on food safety click here.

Children’s Activities                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Have fun while learning too! Check out these interactive resources for kids.

Safe Diner Tool

Interested in finding out how safe a restaurant is? Use the Kern County Public Health’s Safe Diner tool to find view the latest inspection reports and know what current letter grade is assigned to a restaurant. If you see something in a restaurant that concerns you, just take a photo and submit a complaint that goes directly to the County’s Environmental Team.

English:
California’s CalFresh Healthy Living, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – USDA SNAP, produced this material. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. For important nutrition information, visit www.CalFreshHealthyLiving.org.

Spanish:
CalFresh Healthy Living de California, con fondos del Programa de Asistencia para Nutrición Suplemental (SNAP) del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), produjo este material. Estas instituciones son proveedores y empleadores que ofrecen oportunidades equitativas. Para obtener información nutricional importante, visite www.CalFreshHealthyLiving.org.