Strawberry and Cucumber Salad

An easy summertime side dish with in season cucumbers and strawberries that everyone will enjoy! Recipe Source: Food Hero http://foodhero.org Number of servings:  4 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 tablespoons nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon onion […]

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Feeding the soul with garlicky, cheesy grits

By Gregory Lum, Dietetic Intern, Oregon State University Let’s do a little thought experiment. Take a deep breath, and think about “healthy food.” What comes to mind? Any particular foods or styles of cooking? I’ll bet Southern soul food wasn’t the first thing you thought of. After all, most people would think of foods like […]

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Shake Up Your Dairy Routine with Ricotta Cheese

  By Jessica Linnell, Assistant Professor (Practice), Family & Community Health, Oregon State University Extension Service June is dairy month!  Dairy is an important part of a healthy eating because it provides calcium, potassium, magnesium and other important nutrients. If you’re looking for something different to mix up your usual dairy routine, try ricotta cheese.  […]

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Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

By Jessica Linnell, Assistant Professor of Practice, Family & Community Health, Oregon State University Extension Recipe Source: Food Hero http://foodhero.org Number of servings:  6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 20 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups  uncooked whole wheat pasta 1 cup  chopped broccoli 1 cup  peeled and diced cucumber 1 cup  sliced summer squash 3/4 cup Italian salad […]

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June Safety Month — Beach Fun, Safety First

By Justin Mock, Wellness Coordinator, Adventist Health After a long, rainy winter, we are all ready for some sunshine and outdoor activity. And one of the best places to do that is the beach. But before you dive into those icy blue depths, be sure to run through this safety checklist from Eric Swanson, Executive […]

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Choosing and Storing Farmer’s Market Produce

By Allyson Gardner, Access to Local Food Program Coordinator & Rachel Pettit, Farm to School Program Coordinator at Food Roots As the days become warmer and the sun shines more often, local farmers are busy getting ready for farmers market season! All of the farmer’s markets in Tillamook County are a great place to do […]

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Plan Ahead when Kayaking or Paddle Boarding

The following information includes excerpts from the Water Trail Guides produced by the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP).  Guides are available online at www.tbnep.org or by contacting TEP at 503-322-2222. Every year, many people underestimate the power and danger of conditions on the water and are not adequately prepared for water recreation.  Proper planning is essential […]

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June is Safety Month:  Be Prepared, Not Scared

By Marge Jozsa, Chief Executive Officer, Rinehart Clinic and Pharmacy We hear the phrase Emergency Preparedness often and it could mean any emergency storms, floods, wildfires, but much of the focus these days is on preparing for an earthquake and tsunami. We all know we are at risk for a major earthquake and the inevitable […]

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Indulging in Season’s Bounty with Berry Cobbler

By Jessica Linnell, Assistant Professor of Practice, Family & Community Health, Oregon State Extension, Tillamook County Looking at this recipe, you might be wondering: how does a berry cobbler fit in with Year of Wellness recipes for healthy eating? It certainly can, and here’s how: •Enjoy it in small amounts to avoid consuming excess calories, […]

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Colorful Spring Time Soup!

 By Debbie Braden-Lane, Branch Operations Specialist, Oregon Food Bank – Tillamook County Services This recipe is so quick and easy to make!  Not to mention healthy and inexpensive.  Let’s focus on some of the benefits of consuming spinach.  Spinach can be added to just about anything from green salads to soups, casseroles, eggs, smoothies and […]

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