Holly Froning is all about sneaking nutrition into everyday favorites.
“For the longest time, my kids didn’t realize that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese didn’t come with lima beans,” notes Froning, a University of Illinois Extension educator.
Three years ago, this mom/nutritionist began piling her wisdom on the residents of Kankakee County at the Extension center in Bourbonnais. Her hands-on seminars have included healthy tailgating, low-fat cooking for two and healthy barbecue.
Froning’s version of 30-minute meals has been a crowd-pleaser. These recipes are from a session that was part of Tasty Tuesdays for Seniors.
In the summer, Froning uses a host of fruits and vegetables from the Extension garden in her recipes.
HEALTHY AMOUNT: Extension educator Holly Froning measures a cup of whole-wheat flour. Not big on whole-wheat flour? Ease into it by substituting half the recipe’s bleached flour for whole wheat.
CROWD-PLEASING: Many of Holly Froning’s programs are tailored to teaching seniors how to be healthier in the kitchen. As such, her recipes are typically meant for two people.
This article published in the April, 2010 edition of PRAIRIE FARMER.
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