Summer Squash Ratatouille

Simple summer produce is simmered in an easy classical French dish, that is big on flavor and low on effort.Serves 4-6 Ingredients-2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil-1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped-5 cloves of garlic, crushed-1 medium eggplant, large diced-2 zucchini squash, large diced-2 yellow squash, large diced-5 or 6 fresh tomatoes (or one 28oz can)-Hearty … 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


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


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


Tumbleweed Pasta

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients: 2 cups cooked Rotini noodles 1 cup (8 ounces) salsa 1 can yellow corn, drained and rinsed 1 medium onion, diced ½ green pepper, diced 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Dice green peppers and onions. Drain cans of corn and beans and place … Read More


Mini Meatloaves

Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken 1 ½ cup salsa 1 egg, lightly beaten ¼ cup dry bread crumbs ¼ cup finely chopped onion Dash of black pepper Non-stick cooking spray Directions: Heat oven to 350 F Combine all ingredients, saving half of salsa for topping Divide into 5 equal portions and … Read More


Eat Better, Eat Together

Take the time to set your busy schedule aside and focus on enjoying meals as a family. All too often, meals are consumed as an afterthought with hastily thrown together with ingredients and family members eating at all different times. Some may eat in front of the TV, some at the kitchen counter, and some … 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


Tuna Burgers

Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 1 patty Ingredients 2 (4.5-ounce) cans low-sodium tuna 1 cup breadcrumbs, divided 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1 egg, lightly beaten ½ cup nonfat ranch salad dressing ¼ cup finely chopped onion Non-stick cooking spray Directions Drain tuna, separate into flakes using a fork. In a medium bowl, combine … Read More


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