Our mission is to inspire New Mexico’s families to make healthy food and lifestyle choices and to Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN) is a New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service (NMSU CES) program funded by Federal grants to provide nutrition education to SNAP-eligible audiences in New Mexico.

Operating as usual


Great tip to prep ahead and help your dishwasher.

Sheet pan dinners are a great way to cook an easy-to-prep, easy-to-clean meal, with your healthy ingredients all in one pan. Check out our Herb Roasted Chicken with Vegetables recipe!



We'll be seeing beets, turnips, and sweet potatoes in farmers' markets and grocery stores. Try baking them to bring out their sweetness.


Las remolachas, los nabos y las batatas están apareciendo en los mercados de agricultores y supermercados. Pruébalos horneados para resaltar su dulzura.


If you have SNAP, your child may qualify for free school meals. Eating school meals will help stretch your food budget. Call your child's school to find out how to apply.


Hace más frío afuera, así que ahora es un buen momento para hacer sopas y aquí hay un consejo para evitar enfermedades.


It's soup season! Make sure you are using food safety practices when using that slow cooker.

Photos from NMSU ICAN's post 10/04/2022

The most important Taco Tuesday of all!


Do you need resources, make an appointment for this event.

Peñasco community, join us at The SPOT on 10/13/22 from 11:00am-1:00pm for FREE Housing and Benefits Navigation services. MAS Comunidad


Know what you're cooking this week? Pre-measuring spices and other ingredients is a great way to save time when making a meal. Once you have all the ingredients ready, you will be more confident and less stressed.


Hiring a Food Systems Specialist for ICAN! Are you passionate about empowering people with knowledge and skills about the food chain. This could be the job for you. You can find more information here https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/47816


Parte de las comidas familiares puede incluir ayudar a cocinar.


Part of family meal times can include the whole family preparing your meals.

ICAN Recipe - Apple Salad 10/03/2022

ICAN Recipe - Apple Salad

National Apple Month

ICAN Recipe - Apple Salad ICAN stands for "Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition." ICAN is funded by USDA's EFNEP and SNAP-Ed grants to provide hands-on nutrition education to limited-resou...

ICAN Receta - Ensalada de Manzana 10/03/2022

ICAN Receta - Ensalada de Manzana

ICAN Receta - Ensalada de Manzana ICAN significa "Ideas para cocinar y nutrición" La ICAN es una educación nutricional gratuita, divertida y práctica. La ICAN está financiada por EFNEP y SNAP...


Cut down on your time spent in the kitchen by cleaning as you go. One way to do this is to use one cutting board so you're not overloading your sink with multiple dirty cutting boards. For food safety, always chop produce before handling meat, chicken, and fish to avoid cross-contamination of ingredients.

Photos from New Mexico Farmers' Markets's post 10/03/2022

October is Farm to Plate Month! Check out what's available in October at your local farmers market and contact us at NMSU ICAN or your local NMSU County Extension Office for how to prepare these delicious fruits and veggies NMSU Cooperative Extension Service

Photos from Questa Del Rio News's post 10/03/2022

Don't miss the remaining markets.


Cook Along with ICAN Freezer Meals


El clima es más templado, así que trate de hacer ejercicio al aire libre.


It's starting to cool down so try physical activity outdoors.

ICAN Snacks - Banana Crunch 09/29/2022

ICAN Snacks - Banana Crunch

ICAN Snacks - Banana Crunch NMSU ICAN and Otero County Cooperative Extension Service present ICAN Snacks - Banana Crunch, with Caitlyn Lowe.Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN) is a N...

ICAN Botanas - Crujiente de Banana (En español) 09/29/2022

ICAN Botanas - Crujiente de Banana (En español)

ICAN Botanas - Crujiente de Banana (En español) NMSU ICAN y el Servicio de Extensión Cooperativa del Condado Otero presentan al Botanas ICAN - Crujiente de Banana, con Caitlyn Lowe.Ideas de Cocina y Nutric...


What a fun night for youth!

Mark your calendars for this special event just for teens!


Plums are one of the most diverse crops, with over 100 varieties available in the United States alone. Farmers’ markets are a great place to try a number of varieties to find your favorite. Enjoy them fresh on their own, or try making them into compote to serve with ice cream for dessert.


NM WIC & Senior Farmers Market Program

Senior Participants last day redeem is November 29, 2022 or until markets close.

If you have not received your Farmers’ Market Mobile App or Shopper Card or have questions on how to use the Mobile app or card, please contact 505-469-0548 or [email protected]



This is what fall tastes like! Local cabbage makes the best local sauerkraut - pick up some cabbage from this Saturday 💚


Today at NMSU ICAN or Zoom Link https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/93115153957


¡Juega un juego y disfruta de una noche de pizza en familia! Es una gran manera de usar las verduras.


Follow us to help keep your family food safe.


Play a game and have a family pizza night! It's a great way to use up veggies.

Photos from NMSU ICAN Chaves's post 09/28/2022

Photos from NMSU ICAN Chaves's post


¿Cuál es tu cereal integral favorito?


What is your favorite whole grain?

Photos from American Heart Association - Healthy for Good's post 09/27/2022

Photos from American Heart Association - Healthy for Good's post


Next month's newsletter recipe looks so delicious and cozy. You don't want to miss it. You can sign up to join our fun classes.


Tomorrow! Join us on NMSU ICAN or on Zoom at https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/93115153957


¿Caminaste hoy?


Never miss a Monday. Get some movement today!

Take a walk today.


This week!

Photos from NMSU ICAN's post 09/26/2022

Photos from NMSU ICAN's post


Pruebe un nuevo grano esta semana. Hemos probado el farro y la harina de maíz azul integral, también conocido como atole.


Try a new grain this week. We've tried farro and whole grain blue cornmeal aka atole.


THE DEADLINE TO APPLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 28TH. Download the application at the link below!

New Mexico Beef Council offers a grant program for New Mexico high schools who provide coursework addressing food science, food preparation, nutrition, experimental foods and culinary arts. Read more at the link below and submit your application by October 28th to the email address on the form. https://bit.ly/3qtionI

5 Reasons Your Teen Needs Breakfast 09/22/2022

5 Reasons Your Teen Needs Breakfast

5 Reasons Your Teen Needs Breakfast You've heard it since grade school: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But with a morning of competing priorities, it's easy to skip breakfast.

Photos from American Heart Association - Healthy for Good's post 09/22/2022

Cozy recipe for fall.

ICAN Recipe--Whole Grain Macaroni and Cheese 09/21/2022

ICAN Recipe--Whole Grain Macaroni and Cheese

ICAN Recipe--Whole Grain Macaroni and Cheese NMSU ICAN and NMSU Chaves County Cooperative Extension Service present Whole Grain Macaroni and Cheese, with Amie SteenWhole Grain Macaroni and Cheese RECIPE...




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