Helping Your Kids Be Physically Active

As parents, we want the best for our kids – especially the best for their health. Giving your kids the tools, skills, and habits they need to stay healthy is one of the best ways we can prepare our kids for a healthy life. Creating a love for activity is a great way to do … Read More


Breakfast & Dinner Bowl Recipes

Mediterranean Bulgur Bowl with Chicken Serves 6 Ingredients:  1 cup bulgur  1 cup diced cucumber (1 small-to-medium)  1 cup diced tomato (2 large or 1 cup cherry tomatoes)  1 teaspoon salt, divided  1 tsp. black pepper, divided  3 medium bunches curly parsley (about 11/2 – 2 cups chopped)  ⅓ cup chopped fresh mint (optional)  … Read More


Pantry Tips and Tricks

Stocking A Basic Healthy Pantry Choose a space for your pantry. If you have no dedicated space for a pantry, remember that any indoor place that is cool and dry could work. It’s best also to keep your pantry near your kitchen. Be creative. Consider the food items you eat regularly. Make a list of foods you … Read More


Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:  -1 Cup Skim or 1% Milk (Plus 1 Tablespoon) -4 Teaspoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder -1 Teaspoon Honey -1 Peppermint Tea Bag Directions:  -Heat one cup of milk in a microwave safe container for about one minute -Add 1 tablespoon of milk and the cocoa powder to a mug  -Mix with a fork until it makes … Read More


Sweet Potato & Kale Recipes

Kale & White Bean Soup Serves 4 INGREDIENTS -3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil -1 large yellow onion, diced -4 stalks celery, diced -2 large carrots, chopped -6 cloves garlic, chopped -8 cups water -2 (15 ounce) cans white beans (cannelloni), drained -Juice and zest of 1 lemon -2 bunches fresh kale, ribs and stems … Read More


Happy New Year! Let’s make 2020 a great year!

We all know the new year is a great time to think about making changes. Don’t let your motivation fizzle out this year! Set goals for the week, month, and year. If we make our goals too big they may seem impossible and giving up seems easier. Starting with smaller goals can help you to … Read More


Have Yourself a Food Safe Holiday

Happy Holidays! Whether you’re the head chef at your holiday gatherings or bringing a casserole to share, food safety is always the most important job in creating a holiday meal. Eating food that’s not cooked or refrigerated correctly could make you and your guests sick. Nobody wants to miss out on the fun because of … Read More


Taking Control with Portion Sizes This Holiday Season

The holiday season is quickly approaching! Gatherings with family and friends are often filled with laughter, games, happy memories…and casseroles and desserts served with a side of guilt.  Portion Control and Overeating We all overeat from time to time, and during the holidays it can feel more difficult to break the habit. Another piece of … Read More


Bean & Butternut Squash Chili

Chili is a classic meal as the weather starts to cool down. This time of year butternut squash is in season. Add squash to chili for a hearty and healthy dish this fall! Red Bean & Butternut Squash Chili  INGREDIENTS Non-stick cooking spray  2 cups diced butternut squash (about ½ of a medium squash) 1 … Read More


Beets

Beets are tasty and colorful vegetable that can be found in season during the fall in North Carolina. This root vegetable has a sweet taste and contains fiber. Check out these four recipes to include beets in your diet this fall. Chicken Quesadillas with Beet & Green Apple Salsa  Makes 4 servings/Serving size: 1 quesadilla … Read More


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