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Welcome to Dining on a Dime, a bi-monthly newsletter, to help you eat better, and not spend a lot of money!

View the current issue *Updated November 26, 2014 in English  in Spanish

Advice from Dining on a Dime newsletters 2003-2010 issues:

January

January/2014CONTENTS: Time for Take-Out?; What's Your Choice from the Menu?; Be "Wallet Wise" when Dining Out; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: Easy Aromatic Herbed Meat Rub. Click here for the January issue in Spanish.

January 2012CONTENTS: Super Fit Super Bowl; If You're Hosting a Social Event, Plan -- Don't Punt -- for Savings; Referee a Safe Party; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: Layered Black Bean Dip. Click here for the January issue in Spanish.


February

February 2013CONTENTS: Make Loved Recipes More...Loving; Genetically Modified Foods; Grow Vegetables and Savings; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner:Loving Zucchini Bread. Click here for the February issue in Spanish.

February 2011CONTENTS: The Lowdown on High Blood Pressure; Save Money while Slashing Salt Intake; HACCP in the Home; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: Spud Soup. Click here for the February issue in Spanish.


March

March 2014CONTENTS: Food Additives: What Do They Add?;A Guide to Freezing Foods at Home; Fiber in Your Diet -- Start Roughing It!; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: Apricot Oatmeal. Click here for the March issue in Spanish.

March 2012CONTENTS: Shape Up Your Snacks; Shape Up Your Kitchen Cleaning Routine; Shape Up Your Food Spending; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: Versatile Muffins. Click here for the March issue in Spanish.


April

April 2014CONTENTS: Healthful "Rules" for Restaurant Dining; Feeling Bad because of Food Bacteria?; Get the Whole Story on Whole Grains; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: Brown Rice Pilaf. Click here for the April issue in Spanish.

April 2012CONTENTS: Super-Cheap, Super-Good "Super Foods"; Too Much Sugar? Not Sweet for Your Health; Raw Milk Can Sour Your Health, or Worse; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: 'Get Your Fruits and Veggies' Smoothie. Click here for the April issue in Spanish.


May

May 2013CONTENTS: Tasty Mediterranean Diet Benefits Health; Money-Minded Mediterranean Meals ; Fill your Shopping Cart with Groceries ... Not Germs; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: Mediterranean Tuna Macaroni Medley. Click here for the May issue in Spanish.

May 2011CONTENTS: Food Habits That Can Make Us Sick; Saving Money with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines; Cooking Fresh at Home; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: Chocolate Whole Grain Surprise Treats. Click here for the May issue in Spanish.


June

June 2014CONTENTS: We All Scream for Ice Cream, Be Wise about Ice Cream, Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Homemade Lowfat Vanilla Ice Cream, Get Dining on a Dime's "Scoop" on Cold Treat Labels. Click here for the June/July issue in Spanish.

June 2012CONTENTS: Join a New Kind of "Clean Plate" Club, Save on Food Costs while Supporting Local Farmers, How to Freeze Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Black Bean Veggie Burgers. Click here for the June/July issue in Spanish.


July

July 2013CONTENTS:Facts about Fats; Top Summer Food Safety Tips; Top Tomatoes; Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Cheese & Veggie Lasagna Casserole. Click here for the July issue in Spanish.

July 2011CONTENTS:New Life for Leftovers; Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Page: Day-Old "Do-Overs"; Condiment Confidence; Wondering about Fresh versus Frozen?. Click here for the July issue in Spanish.


August

August 2014—CONTENTS:Calculating the Cost of Convenience, Don't Let the Good Go Bad, Organized Shopping Lists Save Time, Money, Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Stuffed Zucchini. Click here for the August/September issue in Spanish.

August 2012—CONTENTS:Pack the "Sack" with Fun Nutrition!, Make the Grade on Food Safety, Save Money on Home-Packed Lunches, Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Fudgy Brownies. Click here Click here for the August/September issue in Spanish.


September

September 2013CONTENTS: Are you "Smart" about food safety?; Back-to-School Breakfasts for Busy Days; Feeling hot, hot, hot! Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Spicy Serrano Salsa. Click here for the September issue in Spanish.

September 2011CONTENTS: MyPlate; Focus on Home Food Safety; Stretch Your Fruits & Vegetables budget; Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Spicy Tuna and Apple Pockets. Click here for the September issue in Spanish.


October

October 2014—CONTENTS: What is a Nutrient-Dense or Nutrient-Rich Food?; A Better "Boxed Meal"; Safety Concerns for Convenience Foods; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: 'Make it a Meal' Macaroni & Cheese. Click here for the October issue in Spanish.

October 2012—CONTENTS: Spoiled rotten? It doesn't have to happen (to your produce); Should You Eat Like a Caveman in the 21st Century?; Hunting Down Food Safety; Dining on a Dime Cooks' Corner: Winter Squash Soup.  Click here for the October issue in Spanish.


November

November 2013CONTENTS:Your Holiday Ham "How-To Guide";Making It Special: Lunch Ideas; Slow Cooker Food Safety Tips; Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Green Beans and Meat Frittata. Click here for the November/December issue in Spanish.

November 2011CONTENTS:To Your Good Health at Thanksgiving; Holiday Houseguests; Holiday Food Safety Bloopers; Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Applesauce Bread Pudding. Click here for the November/December issue in Spanish.


December

December 2014—CONTENTS: The Holidays Are Merrier with Money-Saving Meals, Bacteria...The Unwanted Holiday Guest, Managing the Holiday "Calorie Budget", Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Savory Skillet Stuffing.  Click here for the December/January issue in Spanish.

December 2012—CONTENTS: Holiday Food Safety Wish List,Healthy Family Resolutions, Serve Up Savings, Deliciously,  Dining on a Dime's Cooks' Corner: Spiced Veggies and Beans Quiche.  Click here for the December/January issue in Spanish.


Questions concerning information on this page can be directed to: Dr. Mary L. Meck Higgins, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., Room 202 Justin Hall, Manhattan, KS  66506, email: mhiggins@ksu.edu or phone at 785-532-1671