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University of Illinois Extension Discusses Food Options for Summer

As we try to find cost-saving measures for meals and limit energy consumption this summer, a University of Illinois Nutrition Educator has some tips for us. 


As we seek to be more energy conscious this summer because of a potential energy shortage and being in the midst of a very hot summer, Caitlin Mellendorf at the University of Illinois Extension in DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties says something as simple as a fruit salad offers great benefits.



You can try to make a homemade potato salad. Mellendorf says a healthy alternative is to incorporate cauliflower, a trendy vegetable this summer.



Mellendorfs indicates transitioning your cooking to the grill can be a great alternative to turning on the oven or using the stove and will help keep your home cool. 


She points anyone interested in further summer cooking tips or for more recipes through the Extension to do a Google search for U of I Extension in DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties. 

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