Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Turkey Spinach Meatballs Baking sheetMixing bowlKnifecutting board 1 lb. ground turkey1 egg1 onion (small)2 cloves garlic (finely chopped (or 1 tsp ground garlic))1 cup spinach (finely chopped)1/2 tsp dried oregano (optional)1/2 tsp ground black pepper (optional)salt to taste (about 2 tsp) Preheat oven to 400°F.In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until fully... Continue Reading →

How to Add Dark Green Vegetables to Your Family Meals

Spring is a time for new beginnings and clearing out winter stillness with bitter, astringent foods like dark green leafy greens. Intentionally adding in more dark green vegetables to your family meals is a great way to embrace new spring beginnings and slowly incorporate healthy habits.  What are your family's favorite dark green vegetables? Some... Continue Reading →

Black Bean & Veggie Quesadilla

Black Bean & Veggie Quesadilla Mix and match with your favorite veggies GraterCan openerKnifecutting boardSkilletSpatula/Turner 6 Whole wheat tortillas1 1/2 cups Low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded1 can Low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed1 cup Zucchini1 cup Low-sodium corn, drained and rinsed1 cup Spinach Wash hands.Top whole wheat tortilla with:Low-fat cheddar cheeseBlack beansZucchiniCornSpinachFold.Cook in skillet on medium... Continue Reading →

Why Plant a Garden?

You don’t need a huge yard to experience the benefits of gardening.  Container gardens are great for small spaces, and are perfect for balconies, patios, or places where you can't plant in the ground. You will be amazed by how much food you can grow in just a couple of pots! Starting a garden of your... Continue Reading →

Oven-Roasted Vegetables with Herbs

Roasted vegetables fast easy to prepare. Depending on the season, use other veggies. Consider white potatoes, winter squash, and sage. Oven-Roasted Vegetables with Herbs Roasted vegetables are fast and easy to prepare. Depending on the season, use other veggies. Consider white potatoes, winter squash, and sage. 3 sweet potatoes (medium-size, peeled and cut into 1”... Continue Reading →

Cooking with Fresh Herbs 

Whether you are a new cook or an experienced chef, using herbs can increase the flavor of any food, and they have natural health benefits. Fresh herbs increase the flavor in food more than dried because of all the oils in the leaves. In addition, fresh herbs are full of antioxidants, To incorporate fresh herbs... Continue Reading →

Oatmeal ChocoChip Bean Cookies

Oats & whole wheat flour increase the nutrition in these tasty cookies. Oatmeal ChocoChip Bean Cookies 1 cup whole wheat flour1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup white beans (low sodium, cooked & pureed or mashed)1 cup brown sugar1 cup granulated sugar½ cup butter (softened)2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups quick-cooking oats3/4... Continue Reading →

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