Pasta Salad

When the temperatures rise and appetites seek something refreshing, a plate of hot pasta might not be the first thing on your mind. This is where the charm of cold pasta salad steps in. This delightful dish not only caters to your pasta cravings but also keeps you fueled with a burst of flavors and … Read More


Southwest Bowl

Spice up your meal plan this week with our Southwest Bowl recipe! Makes 1 serving Ingredients 2 handfuls brown rice 2 handfuls of fruits and vegetables. Mix and match from the following: Lettuce, corn, avocado, tomato or other of choice Handful of cooked lean ground beef Small handful of Shredded Cheese, Salsa, and or Greek … Read More


Chicken Quesadilla

If you ever run out of dinner ideas for you and your family, try out this simple quesadilla recipe! Makes 4 servings | Serving size: 1 quesadilla Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken 2 tablespoons salsa 1/4 cup low-fat shredded cheese 4 (10-inch) whole-wheat tortillas Hot sauce … Read More


Seafood Tips

Seafood is an important part of a healthy diet. Try to include seafood at least twice a week with a goal to eat 8 ounces per week. Use these tips when buying fresh fish: Tips Whole Fish Choose fish that smells like the ocean. Fresh fish should not have a strong odor. Look for bright, … Read More


Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Try this Buffalo Chicken Wrap for an easy dinner for the family. This wrap will give you restaurant vibes but is healthier and cheaper than eating out! Makes 6 servings | Serving size: 1/2 cup Ingredients 1 whole wheat wrap 1-2 handfuls of vegetables (lettuce, tomato, and avocado) 1 handful shredded chicken 1 small handful … Read More



Sweet Potato and Apples

  Our normal eating habits might be a little off this time of year. Try making this sweet potato and apple recipe to make sure you are still eating your fruits and vegetables!  Makes 6 servings | Serving size: 1/2 cup Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1 (16-ounce) can sweet potatoes (may use 3 fresh sweet … Read More


Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Looking for a sweet treat without loads of added sugar? Try out this tasty cinnamon apple crisp! Makes 6 servings | Serving size: 1/2 cup Ingredients for Filling 4 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples (3-4 medium) 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Non-stick cooking … Read More




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