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


Kids Eat Right Month

August is a big month to recognize nutrition for youth health. A healthy diet is important for children and adolescents because it promotes needed growth and development and it prevents health problems later in life. To recognize Kids Eat Right Month, here are some tips for helping your children eat right every day:  Quick Breakfasts … Read More


Healthy Eating on a Busy Schedule

Life can get pretty hectic with family, work, school, and other responsibilities. This makes it challenging to prioritize our health. To make it easier to have a healthy diet in the midst of a busy schedule, try these ideas and tips: Meal Planning: Schedule time each week to plan what meals you’ll eat that week … Read More


Super Stir Fry

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients Choose 5 vegetables (½ cup of each) Onion Broccoli Celery Carrots Peppers Mushrooms Squash Zucchini Cauliflower Choose 1 starch (1 cup per person, cooked according to package directions) Brown rice White rice Rice noodles Whole-wheat spaghetti noodles Other Ingredients ¼ cup stir-fry sauce (see recipe below) 1-2 … 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


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


Build an Easy Breakfast

Mornings can be a hectic time to get everyone fed and off to the places we have to be often early in the morning. Breakfast may not always be a top priority. However, breakfast is a very important part of the day for you and everyone in your family. For some ideas, Super Healthy Kids … Read More


Slow Cooker Meals for Busy Week Nights

  Usually, people start using their trendy slow cooker in the fall. But in my house, I like to use this magic appliance all year around. The slow cooker does all the work of cooking for me while I am busy at work or with my kids and minimize my time spent in the kitchen. … Read More


August is Peach Month

One thing that people always think about when the summertime arrives is how sweet the summer peaches will taste. Peaches have various recipes and can taste delicious in anything. Peaches can even be made into a salsa recipe! There are many health benefits to peaches and many interesting facts about them. Peaches can enrich skin health, … Read More


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