All posts by Denise Smith

Cranberry Almond Wraps

Serves: 6
Cost per serving: $0.90
Serving Size: 1 wrap


3 cups chicken or turkey (cooked and shredded)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 ribs celery, diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
6 {8 inch) whole wheat tortillas


1. Combine chicken or turkey, almonds, celery, cranberries and mayonnaise in a bowl. Cover andrefrigerate until ready to assemble the wraps.

2. Spoon 1 cup loosely packed filling onto each tortilla. Roll the tortilla and enjoy I


  • These wraps are great for lunches or snacks. The wraps can be made ahead of time and then wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. Store the wraps in the refrigerator.
  • You can use leftover chicken or turkey or cook the poultry your favorite way~ baked, broiled or grilled.
  • Leftovers can be safely stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. This recipe is a little high in sodium content, so be mindful of the appropriate serving size.

(Source: Spend Smart, Eat Smart; Iowa State University Extension and Outreach)


Stay healthy this branding season!

It’s springtime in Wyoming, which means branding season will soon be in full swing.  Livestock producers know there are many risks associated with working livestock and with branding, but most do not consider gastrointestinal illness as one of these risks.  But during the last 20 years , the Wyoming Department of Health has received numerous reports of  campylobacteriosis among state residents due to the potential association between cattle handling, especially branding-related activities, and infection of the Campylobacter jejuni bacteria.Cowboys branding calves

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Safe Workplace Dining

Many Americans regularly eat lunch and snacks at their workplace. Some have designated lunchrooms, but many of us regularly eat at our desks- including me!

Woman eating snack and looking at a computer

By following a few simple, common sense food safety tips, you can safely dine during work hours. Continue reading Safe Workplace Dining

Are you passing down your food heritage?


As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts turn to our families and to the traditions that are an integral part of our family’s heritage.  There is no better time to reflect upon the importance of family and strengthen family ties than during the holiday season.Pizza dough with rolling pin

Continue reading Are you passing down your food heritage?

Tips To Avoid Holiday Overeating

Woman filling plate at buffet

The eating frenzy began at Halloween and will now continue through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. But the parties and eating won’t end then, as we will still be feasting until the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day are over. But don’t worry, it isn’t necessary to hibernate during all of the festivities to avoid packing on those extra pounds. There are easy ways to change your behavior and still enjoy yourself without becoming an unofficial member of the holiday weight-gainers club. Continue reading Tips To Avoid Holiday Overeating