Do you ever find yourself staring at a sheet of flat cookies, wondering what you can do to adjust the recipe for high elevation? Or perhaps you are looking for tips on how to be active in all seasons? Whether you are new or native to Colorado, we are confident you will find a variety of exciting, reliable, and useful information on our new website, Food Smart Colorado!
Check out each of the 4 main categories for a wealth of information
Come here for ideas on how to shop for, prepare, and enjoy a variety of foods and beverages, including tasty Colorado grown produce.
Nutrition & Health
Who doesn’t want to live a healthy life? In this category, you will find resources on subjects including how to manage and prevent disease, eat healthfully, and stay active.
Keep you and your loved ones safe! Review our information on safe cooking temperatures, serving high risk audiences safe food, and more.
Recipes & How-To’s
Whet your appetite and get inspired with our delicious recipe index, or find resources on easy food preservation ideas and tips for high altitude food preparation. After all, Colorado is known for its expertise in cooking and baking at high altitudes!
Looking for recommendations on pages to explore?
- 2020 has been a rough year for most of us. Check out emergency resources, like how to use canned and frozen fruits and vegetables to make quick and enjoyable meals.
- Do you know what a pulse is (hint: we are talking about the food, not your heartbeat)? Check out this page to find out!
- Did you join the sourdough bread baking club during the COVID era? Find information about sourdough starter best practices to keep your “pet” happy and healthy and bake delicious bread at elevation!
- Want to increase your health-span (i.e., the time period in which you enjoy good health during your lifetime)? Look at our page on healthy aging for tips to follow at any age.
More about CSU Extension’s Food Smart Colorado website
Coloradans often lead adventurous lifestyles, and our state has its quirks and challenges. For instance, elevation-related cooking failures and multiple seasons in a period of 24-hours? We designed Food Smart Colorado to benefit the well-being of Coloradans, providing resources to help us live our healthiest and must fulfilling lives in this beautiful state we call home.
Check out the Food Smart Colorado website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest! Also, please let us know what you find most interesting, helpful, or delicious-sounding. We can’t wait to hear what you think!