Easy On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas

We keep hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many people still have trouble finding time in their busy mornings to eat a nutritious breakfast. Here are some quick grab and go ideas: Whole fruit, like bananas, apples and oranges. (For an even faster option, keep peeled oranges in the … Read More


Easy salads

Keep chopped vegetables like carrots, cucumber, broccoli, and peppers in the fridge to top a quick and easy salad. If you pack a salad for lunch the night before or in the morning, layer it in a jar or plastic container with the salad dressing on the bottom with toppings like beans, carrots or bell … Read More


Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, unpeeled and washed 1 teaspoon oil optional spices (see below) Optional Spices: For additional seasoning and variety, you could add cinnamon and sugar garlic powder paprika curry powder cayenne pepper Italian seasoning your favorite non-salt seasoning Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 2. Cut potato into fry-like strips: First cut … Read More


Mini Pizzas

For a fun after school snack, top half of a whole wheat English muffin with salsa or tomato sauce, and low fat cheese. Microwave on high until cheese is melted. Try also adding other toppings:green bell pepperfresh tomatoonionsmushroomsleft over cooked chicken or ground beef1 pepperoni cut into quarters … Read More


Easy Oatmeal

Basic Oatmeal Recipe: *For an on-the-go version, cook oats directly in a microwave-safe tupperware container, or glass mason jar. Keep small plastic zip bags mixed with chopped dried fruit, brown sugar, nuts and spices to grab on the way out the door. Ingredients: 1 cup old fashioned oats 2 cups water (or milk) Directions: 1. … Read More


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