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Hispanic Recipes for People with Diabetes

Traditional and new recipes from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, and South America with nutrition information and resources to help manage diabetes

Canning, Freezing, and Drying Food for Preservation

Ever wonder what to do with all your garden produce or perhaps you bought too many items at the Farmers Market? Don't worry, University of Illinois Extension will guide you in how to safely preserve and store your fresh fruits and vegetables.

Recipes for Diabetes

An array of recipes from a main entree to dessert with diabetes in mind.

Selling Food from the Kitchen at the Farmers Market

Have you considered selling your homemade foods at a farmers market? There are basic guidelines that growers and vendors must observe in preparation for farmers market sales.

Chronic Disease and Nutrition 

  • Diabetes Life Lines: Learn ideas for living with diabetes through proper diet and exercise.
  • Eat.Move.Save. Learn how to make healthier choices on a budget.
  • iesta de Sabores: Esta es una colección de recetas Hispanas recomendadas para gente con diabetes.
  • HOT Project: Healthy Outcomes for Teens: The HOT Project is for website for middle school students to increase their knowledge about obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Osteoporosis Facts & Recipes: The Surgeon General estimates that by 2020, half of all Americans over age 50 will have weak bones unless changes are made to diet and lifestyle. This website provides facts and recipes for anyone suffering from osteoporosis.

 

Food Safety Resources

  • Food Safety For Consumers: Foodsafety.gov provides information on the latest recalls, food safety tips, information on food storage, cooking temperatures, how to handle food during natural disasters, and other helpful information to prevent foodborne illness. 
  • Is My Meat Safe to Eat? Foodborne illness is a serious issue. 1 in 6 Americans are hospitalized each year from foodborne disease. This website provides food safety education, and is also available en Español. 
  • National Center for Home Food Preservation: The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. 

 

Food through the Seasons

  • Apples & More: Visit Apples & More to learn about U-pick apple orchards, apple nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
  • Pumpkins & More: You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
  • Raspberries & More: Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.
  • Strawberries & More: Your guide to growing strawberries, u-pick strawberry farms, strawberry nutrition, and selection & care
  • Turkey for the Holidays: Need help with your holiday turkey? Get all the answers here—cooking techniques, leftover ideas, turkey facts, and much more.

 

Interactive Youth Food and Nutrition 

  • Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini: A website to introduce elementary students to 37 different kids of produce -- many they may not know. (Intended for elementary students)
  • Fresh From the World...Where Your Food Comes From? This site looks at 15 different popular foods and explores their histories and origins to help kids understand that their food comes from all over the world. (Intended for 4th-5th grade students)

 

Additional Food Safety and Nutrition Resources 

  • ChooseMyPlate.gov: MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully and make better food choices.
  • Food Safety For Consumers: Foodsafety.gov provides information on the latest recalls, food safety tips, information on food storage, cooking temperatures, how to handle food during natural disasters, and other helpful information to prevent foodborne illness. 
  • National Center for Home Food Preservation: The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. 

Be Smart, Eat Well, Get Healthy: Nutrition information you can use.

Healthy Eats and Repeat: Highlighting food, recipes, and ideas for a healthy lifestyle.

Illinois Nutrition Edition: Emerging health information and fun, seasonal recipes from a source you can trust.

The Nutrition Nosh: Nutrition and Wellness information and recipes to make life healthier!

Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious: Helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness: Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.