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(Family Features) Eating a high-protein breakfast can help provide energy and focus to keep your day on track. While many experts now recommend 25-30 grams of protein at each meal, the average breakfast plate only contains 13 grams. One way to help close the gap is to add an 8-ounce glass of… Read More

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(Family Features) From breakfasts to salads, desserts and beyond, fruit is unique in its ability to add both flavor and nutrition to family-favorite dishes. As you look for ways to incorporate produce in your family’s recipes, consider an option with a sweet-tart flavor and eye-catching colo… Read More

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(Family Features) Adding nutrition to meals is all about the ingredients you include. The next time you’re looking to add nutrients to your recipes, consider adding an ingredient like pecans, The Original Supernut, which are versatile and easy to add to meals and snacks. Read More

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(Family Features) Starting the morning on the right foot can help set a path toward a successful day, and for many, that strong start begins with breakfast. In fact, a lot of research supports the idea of having a balanced meal in the morning. When you turn to breakfast to fuel your morning,… Read More

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(Family Features) When it comes to healthy eating, looking for nutrient-rich foods to include in your diet is one of the more important goals. However, when warmer weather is in full swing, it may be tricky to incorporate nourishing foods that are versatile enough for grilling season. Read More

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(Family Features) The spring season brings to mind flowers blooming and plants springing back to life, making it the ideal time to enjoy fresh produce in meals throughout the day. Salads are of course one of the easiest ways to combine the flavors of your favorite fruits and veggies, but you… Read More

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(Family Features) Eating with heart health on your mind has never tasted so good. While many aspects of life can impact heart health, opting for nutritious foods plays an especially important role. Read More

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(BPT) - Top chefs, bloggers and taste-makers are breathing new life into celery with exciting new spins on entrees, small bites and cold drinks. For anyone with a passion for pairing innovations in flavor with healthy living, celery is a perfect ingredient to play with in the kitchen because… Read More

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(BPT) - We all know how hard it can be to keep your food game fresh, yes, even those who love cooking and eating! Let’s face it, meal prep ruts happen — even to the best of us. Buying the same stuff time after time at the grocery store and cooking up the same dishes gets super old, even thou… Read More

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(Family Features) One of the great myths of healthy eating is that it’s expensive. Making healthier choices can actually save you money when you know how to shop smart. Read More

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(Culinary.net) Even if you’re not Irish, a green treat like this Luck o’ the Irish Mint Pie can get you and your guests into the festive spirit. With enough seasonal flavor to go around, this recipe makes two pies, so be sure to cut every leprechaun a generous portion. Read More

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(Family Features)Fruits, like raspberries, are unique in their ability to add both flavor and nutrition to breakfasts, snacks, desserts and beyond. Read More

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(Family Features) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes a variety of commitments, from exercising to eating right. However, serving up healthy meals doesn’t have to be boring. Read More

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(Family Features) With the rise in popularity of plant-based diets and dishes, combining them with dairy products can create a superfood power couple. For example, the cheddar cheese found in these Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers helps optimize nutrient absorption from the rice, black beans, corn… Read More

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(Family Features) Tantalizing taste buds with the latest in trendy foods can be a fun way to bring the whole family to the table for meals together. Combining familiar flavors with a new preparation method, for example, is one way to add flair to dinners at home. Read More

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(BPT) - It’s no secret breakfast is an important meal of the day. For growing kids, having access to a healthy breakfast is critical to future success. Healthy foods are a fundamental right that impacts not only the well-being of our youth, but also their academic success. Studies show that … Read More

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(Family Features) While some may say being busy is good, it’s not always good for a healthy lifestyle. With less time to prep, the thought of planning nutritious meals and snacks may feel overwhelming, but with simple changes, you can power through your hectic schedule. Read More

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(Culinary.net) When you need a breakfast to feed a large group, this Biscuit-Sausage Mushroom Casserole is a perfect option. The savory aromas of sausage and bacon are almost sure to have your guests standing in line with a plate and fork in hand. Read More

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(Culinary.net) Whether you’re looking for a family meal or a dish to feed a different type of crowd, taking advantage of kitchen tools like your slow cooker can help take the effort out of preparation. Flavored using cranberries and oranges, this Cranberry-Orange Pork Loin is a classic dish … Read More

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(Family Features) Variety certainly is the spice of life, but after a long day, it’s easy to get stuck in a mealtime rut and turn to the same dishes each week. With fast-paced lifestyles, many families are left with little time to come up with new, creative meals. Read More

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(Culinary.net) Almost nothing says comfort food quite like a freshly baked casserole. Next time your family asks for a warm, comforting meal, try this Rotisserie Chicken-Biscuit Casserole with just a handful of ingredients and less than 15 minutes of cook time. Read More

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(Family Features) An innovative sushi-style concept, “beefshi” features convenient beef products like pastrami, roast beef, summer sausage, hot dogs, corned beef or bologna prepared in rolls with rice and vegetables. You can beef up your menu with a trendy twist with a recipe like this Beefy… Read More

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(Culinary.net) If your family is looking for a simple way to serve up a south-of-the-border classic, this Enchilada Casserole can be your ticket to a warm, filling meal. Read More

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(Family Features) Tantalizing taste buds with the latest in trendy foods can be a fun way to bring the whole family to the table for meals together. Combining familiar flavors with a new preparation method, for example, is one way to add flair to dinners at home. Read More

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(Family Features) Whether you’re hosting a houseful of guests or simply keeping your family’s hunger at bay before dinner, appetizers can be a home chef’s best friend. Simple options like dips allow for personalization while keeping cook time to a minimum. Read More

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(Family Features) Starting a keto diet continues to be one of the leading trends in nutrition, though many find the transition to be daunting. Kristin Kirkpatrick, RDN, Quest Nutrition spokesperson and former nutrition lead for the Cleveland Clinic, recommends these guidelines for a day on t… Read More

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(BPT) - When it comes to the biggest football day of the year, it’s no secret that food takes center field. In fact, while people look forward to the game itself, most fans say they attend Big Game gatherings as much for the food as they do for the game, according to a new survey conducted b… Read More

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(NAPSI)—Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is rallying the nation behind America’s military caregivers with help from the legacy of a legend, Bob Hope. Hanks launched the Military Caregiver Champion program with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to fund resources for the 5.5 million Americans volunt… Read More

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(NAPSI)—A good health reset can happen any time of the year. It simply takes a commitment to making small, sustainable changes that add up to impactful, healthy habits. Dr. Samara Sterling with The Peanut Institute says it’s best to begin by concentrating on the good habits you already follow. Read More

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(NAPSI)—When you’re looking for a healthy, tasty way to jumpstart your day, try this breakfast bowl. In addition to the usual fruits and nuts, it features a secret ingredient: California sweetpotatoes. With more than 80 nutrients, sweetpotatoes are high in vitamin B6, vitamin A, carotene and… Read More

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(NAPSI)—No matter what stage of life you’re in—whether you’re an adult, an older person, a pregnant woman or a parent—consuming healthy foods and beverages, combined with getting regular physical activity, stress relief and adequate sleep, may help you or your children stay healthy for life! Read More

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(Family Features) Eating healthy as a family starts with a plan involving nutritious ingredients, and one of the easiest ways to incorporate them is through meal prepping. By organizing recipes and the ingredients you’ll need to make them ahead of time, you’re saving time in the kitchen and … Read More

Upcoming Events

Capital Bluffs Event Center
Free

The Jefferson City Community Band will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. This will be a special celebration with fun activities for all. In addition to the 2 pm concert, titled "Moments," activities beginning at 12:30 include food trucks, music from a Dixieland Band and the Jeff City Boys & Girls Club Drumline, face painting, and a fun photo booth. Band sections will also raffle themed baskets.

Windstone Entertainment Center

Hambo Latham is a singer who plays a variety of music from the 50's to the 80's. Cash bar and Windstone kitchen open. Every Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Miller Performance Arts Center
Free

Jefferson City schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum will be at the Miller Performing Arts Center atrium for "Coffee with Larry" on the first Friday of each month from 7-8 a.m. Dr. Linthacum will have a presentation and will take questions from the audience. Everyone is invited.

The Mission
$15

Porter Union, led by husband and wife, Cole Michael Porter and Kendra Porter, is the result of the two old souls spending the better part of the last decade traveling the country together to play their music everywhere from the dive bars and honky tonks to festivals and theaters. When you hear the story of Cole and Kendra meeting in a hometown bar, falling in love while writing and playing together, it sounds like fairy tale built by corporate music row. Luckily, that’s where the compari…

Windstone Entertainment Center
$40-45

Featuring country artist Gene Watson. With special guest band Osage Travelers, playing country and classic rock.

N.H. Scheppers Distributing

Join us for a unique presentation by Dr. Greg Renner and Carolyn McDowell on the historic duck decoy factories that once operated in Jefferson City. Duck decoys made here by Hayes and Gundelfinger have become valuable collectibles throughout the country.

Windstone Entertainment Center

Hambo Latham is a singer who plays a variety of music from the 50's to the 80's. Cash bar and Windstone kitchen open. Every Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds
$1

Jefferson City Jaycees and JC Parks are co-sponsoring the 33rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park. This special event will be open to children up to 9 years old. Children will be divided into age groups and the park will be divided into four sections. Children will begin their hunt at 11:00am. Parents will not be allowed in the hunting area except for the 3 and under area. All proceeds go to benefit other community projects in Jefferson City.