Wheat foods, including hot dogs, ready to be eaten for the opening of the Royals season

America’s favorite pastime is back and the folks at Kansas Wheat are cheering on the Kansas City Royals. As baseball fans pack stadiums across the country, Kansas wheat farmers have another reason to celebrate… The opening of baseball season also signals the kickoff of hot dog season. And, after all,…

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Photo: Money on dinner plate.

I often hear how eating healthy is too expensive, but with a little planning and strategy you can get the most for your food budget!   Have a Plan! Before going to the grocery store, plan your meals for the week. I like to look at the grocery store…

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Photo: Whole wheat kernels with spoon.

Are you wanting to introduce more whole grains into your family’s meals and snacks but are worried that your child(ren) won’t eat whole grains? Childhood is an important time to establish healthy eating patterns. Encouraging children to adopt healthy eating habits from a young age can have a positive…

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Photo: Happy family cooking pizza together in the kitchen.

During the week it can be a juggling act to prepare a balanced meal for your family between jobs, daycare pick-ups, and afterschool activities. It can be tempting to go through a drive-thru on your way home from work or when running your kids around to their various activities. From…

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Photo: Vegetable beef soup.

From a mom of two kids who juggles working outside the home and getting kids picked up from daycare and school, here are some of our favorite weeknight meals: Rock and Roll Beef Wraps served with roasted sweet potato bites, apple slices and a glass of…

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Photo: Bulgur.

  Bulgur is white or red, hard or soft, whole wheat kernels that have been soaked, boiled, and dried. Then, 5 percent of the bran is removed and the remaining kernel is cracked into small pieces. The result is parcooked, cracked wheat. Bulgur differs from cracked wheat in that it is pre-cooked.

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Betty Kandt sprinkles sugar on an apple pie for Pi Day

Geeks, farmers and bakers unite! March 14 is National Pi Day. What better way to celebrate mathematics favorite number during Bake and Take Month then by sharing a home-baked pie with family, friends and neighbors? Pi Day To explain, pi or π is the Greek letter…

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This twist bunny is the easiest and best Easter roll shape.

In order to help you impress even the grouchiest of food critics this Easter season, I tested popular Easter rolls in my own home, armed with nothing but fourth-grade level art skills and smug over-confidence. I’ll be the first to admit… I am NOT a baker. I did, however, win best…

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George Washington loved his farm at Mount Vernon. Image from mountvernon.org.

George Washington loved his farm at Mount Vernon. Image from mountvernon.org. George Washington was not just America’s first president; he was also one of the nation’s first large scale wheat farmers. In all, Washington’s estate included five farms encompassing more than 3,000 acres of cultivated ground.

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Photo: Portable snacks on the go.

“I’m hungry!” “What can I eat?” If you are a parent you have undoubtedly heard these phrases on a frequent if not daily basis. As a mom of two kiddos and a Registered Dietitian, it’s important to me to have snacks on hand that aren’t just empty calories but rather…

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