Slow Cooker Oats

Ingredients: -Cooking spray -2 Cups Skim or 1% Milk -¼ Cup Brown Sugar -1 Teaspoon Cinnamon -1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats -1 Cup Apples, Chopped  -½ Cup chopped pecans or almonds  Directions:  Spray the inside  2. Add all the ingredients 3. Mix together 4. Cook on low for about 8 hours … Read More


Food Group Parfait

Ingredients:  1 Carton of Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt (4-6 oz.) ½ Cup Fresh or Frozen Fruit 4 Tablespoons Oat O-shaped Cereal Sliced almonds or granola (optional) Directions:  Add half the yogurt to a bowl Add the cereal then the remaining yogurt  Add the fruit and then top with granola or nuts if desired Enjoy immediately!  … 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


Healthy Eggnog

Eggnog is a class holiday drink enjoyed by many. However, it has never been known as a healthy choice. If you don’t want to miss out on a flavorful tradition, try this healthy eggnog recipe instead! Ingredients:  ½ Cup Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon  ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg  1 Banana (sliced and frozen)  ½ Cup … Read More


Carrot Cake Bites

Ingredients: • Non-stick cooking spray • 1/2 cup flour• 1 cup dry oats • 1 tablespoon cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1/2 cup butter • 1 cup shredded carrots • 1/2 cup raisins • 1/2 package cream cheese (about 4 ounces) Directions: 1. Preheat oven 350°F.  2. Spray … Read More


Breakfast Bean Burrito

Ingredients 1 -10” flour tortilla, whole wheat 3/4 cup canned, drained, and rinsed reduced sodium black or pinto beans 1 scrambled egg ¼ cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese 2 tablespoons of your favorite salsa Directions 1. Lay the tortilla on a dinner plate. 2. Place the beans in the center, top with the … Read More


Butterfly Snacks

Fill a re-sealable snack bag with two healthy treats (one on each side). Pinch the middle with a clothespin. You can decorate the clothespin to look like a butterfly with markers and twist ties. Try grapes, cheese cubes, baby carrots, celery, pretzels, oat cereal, dried cranberries, almonds and more! … Read More


Back to School Snacking: Fighting After-School Hunger

It’s that time of year again! Children and families everywhere are preparing to head back to school. Children will be on the move and learning new things each and everyday. After a long day of fun-filled learning, children are more than likely to come home famished. After school snacking is a daily ritual in most … Read More


Colorful Potato Salad

Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 large baking potato, peeled and cubed 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Put … Read More


Breakfast Pizza

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 pizza Ingredients 1 whole-wheat English muffin 2 teaspoons peanut butter 2 teaspoons apple butter 1/8 cup mixed fruit, such as banana, pineapple, and strawberries, sliced 1 teaspoon raisins or nuts (optional) Directions Split English muffin and toast. Spread peanut butter and apple butter on halves. Top with fruit. Add … Read More


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