A Healthier Halloween

Halloween can be a challenge for parents who try to feed their children healthy, nutritious meals and snacks. Below are some tips to help your family to have a healthier Halloween while still enjoying the holiday without overdoing it on the candy. Eat a healthy and hearty meal before heading out to trick-or-treat. A slow... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin spice is a Fall favorite, but these are tasty any time of year. Instead of adding unnecessary sugars, use tasty toppings such as non-fat vanilla yogurt, fresh, canned, or dried fruit, or some crunchy nuts! Pumpkin Pancakes Bright pumpkin spice aroma make these Fall favorites tasty any time. 1 cup whole wheat flour1 cup... Continue Reading →

Lentil Chili

Lentil Chili 5 cups vegetable Broth (Low Sodium)1 pound dry lentils 1 tsp salt16 oz diced tomatoes (or 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces) )1 onion1 tbsp oil1 1/2 tsp chili powdersalt and pepper (to taste) Thoroughly rinse onions and chop. Rinse lentils and remove any shriveled pieces or pebbles.2. Combine water/broth, lentils, and salt in a... Continue Reading →

Stovetop Cinnamon Applesauce

Stovetop Cinnamon Applesauce A quick, low-cost snack that can be enjoyed warm or cold. KnifeSauce panMeasuring spoonsFork 3 apples2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup water Wash apples under cold water and dry with a clean towel. Core and slice apple to about the same thickness, about 1/2 inch.In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add water... Continue Reading →

An Apple a Day

Fall is in the air which means that apples are in season. We have all heard the saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” An apple a day may not actually keep the doctor away, but apples do offer a number of health benefits. Apples are: Very inexpensive.Low in calories (about 80 calories per tennis ball... Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Wake up to an effortless breakfast with this easy, overnight oatmeal recipe. Slow Cooker Oatmeal Slow Cooker 3 cups water1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats1/2 tsp ground cinnamon1 apple (peeled and cubed) Wash hands.Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until oats are tender. Top with peanut butter or other... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Whole Grains in a Balanced Diet

Introducing whole grains into your diet is easy, beneficial, and nutritious. For maximum dietary health, whole grains should make up a substantial portion of a balanced diet, just as meats and vegetables should. Whole grains contain: High levels of fiberProteinsVitaminsMinerals All of which, make whole grains a nutrient-rich food. Some examples of whole grains include,... Continue Reading →

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