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Natalie’s Nutrition

Pure Food is where it’s at… By Natalie Kemp

Strawberry Banana Milkshake Pure food can taste surprisingly sweet and delicious!  Here’s a super easy and tasty drink that can be a quick on the go breakfast or a healthy snack.  It’s full of antioxidants, protein, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and B vitamins… Ingredients: 2 cups frozen strawberries 2 frozen very ripe frozen bananas 3-4 cups of…

Let’s Hear It for Vitamin D … by Natalie Kemp

Vitamin D is a crucial vitamin to get enough of because it reduces inflammation, and you’re much more vulnerable to getting many types of disease, sickness and even asthma when you’re deficient. So where are healthy places to get vitamin D? Of the choices, the first is obviously the sun. Whenever possible get at least…

Quinoa Burritos … by Natalie Kemp

Have you ever thought about making something … then wondered if you were crazy for even trying it?  That’s how I made this recipe that ended up tasting amazing!  Seriously, I kept wanting to just chow down on more of it! The recipe is my favorite kind … easy, inexpensive and tasty! Quinoa has been…

3 Things to do to Stay Healthy … by Natalie Kemp

Everyone gets sick. Everyone… Not what you expected to hear?  All humans get sick. The good news is that by taking care of ourselves we can greatly reduce the number of times we get sick, and can reduce the severity of a sickness. Our health almost completely comes down to the condition of our immune system….

Healthy Smoothies and Popsicle Recipes … by Natalie Kemp

Enjoy quenching your summer thirst with vitamin packed, delicious, smoothies!  Banana Strawberry Buster One frozen, peeled Banana 1 cup Strawberries 4 cups Apple Juice (or apple/ grape juice for sweeter results) 1 handful of Spinach- optional Add enough liquid till all ingredients in the blender until all are covered by about an inch with juice….

Sausage and Peppers … 4 Ingredients for an Easy Dinner

by Natalie Kemp Back in college I couldn’t cook anything. I burned grilled cheese sandwiches every time I cooked them, and set off the smoke alarm on a frequent and regular basis. Somehow in the mist of all the food burning I stumbled upon something great, and I didn’t mess it up because it was easy,…

Calling all Gardeners! (even first timers)

We are looking for volunteer gardeners to join the garden team and grow fresh produce for Fruit of the Vine food shelf (www.vcsmn.org) at the Wolk Park Community Garden. There is an opportunity on Saturday, April 18 at 9:30am over at the Wolk Park Community Garden to help do some clean up in preparation for…

Colorful and Easy Popsicles … by Natalie Kemp

Here are some fun, colorful, and super easy treats to help cool you off this summer. And by easy, I mean it’s ridiculous how easy these are to make. Watermelon Popsicles Watermelon is good for your heart, bones, and it’s very hydrating! To make the popsicles use a spoon or knife to carve out the…

VCS’ New Partnership!

Woodhill Urban Ag. recently partnered with Vineyard Community Services (“VCS”) to serve the community through cooking demonstrations during the scheduled food distributions. Cooking demonstrations are fun, creative and can bring new ideas to ordinary meals and snacks. The first food demo was Saturday April 26th and over 252 families served.  Children were eager to help…

Eggs… to Eat or Not to Eat…

Eggs have been in a battle for the last few years.  At first eggs were healthy, and then they were too high in cholesterol, and now, are they are healthy again?  A bit confusing to say the least!  So in an attempt to clear up some questions here we go… Just as with meat, the…