Fad Diet Myth Busting

There is a lot of misinformation about how we should and should not be eating. Any diet that reduces the number of calories you eat can help you lose weight, but fad diets may leave your intake of important nutrients low because they strictly limit or completely leave out whole food groups. While fad diets … 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


Quick and Easy Summer Salad

Summer is the time when I am looking for great recipes to add to my go-to list. My new found Tomatoes, Onion & Cucumber Salad has been on my rotating list for side-dishes for a few months now, and it’s delicious every time I make it. It tastes great with everything from grilled fish to chicken. … Read More


Basic Omelets

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 omelet Ingredients 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon butter 1/3-1/2 cup filling, such as shredded cheese, onions, spinach, or other vegetables Directions Spray the skillet with nonstick cooking spray and cook raw vegetables until tender. Set aside for later. Beat … Read More


Tortilla Twist

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 tortilla Ingredients 1 whole-wheat tortilla 2 tablespoons hummus 2 slices tomato 1 leaf dark green lettuce 1 slice low-fat cheese (cheddar or provolone) Directions Wash hands and surface. Wash tomato and lettuce. Slice tomato. Place tortilla on plate and spread with hummus. Top with cheese, tomato, and lettuce. Roll … Read More


Granola Sundaes

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 6-ounce container low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt 1/4 cup fresh or frozen fruit 1/4 cup low-fat granola cereal Directions Wash hands and surfaces. If using fresh fruit, wash it Spoon yogurt into serving bowl. Top yogurt with fruit and sprinkle granola on top. Refrigerate leftovers immediately. … Read More


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