Chicken and Broccoli Quiche

Makes 2 quiches. 6 servings per quiche. Serving size: 1/6 quiche Ingredients: 2 9-inch ready made pie crusts, baked 4 eggs 1 cup low-fat or skim milk salt and pepper to taste 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 package (10 ounces) frozen, chopped broccoli 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional) 3/4 … 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


Are canned fruits and vegetables healthy?

My husband, who grew up in rural North Carolina spent many of his summers with his grandfather. He saw acres of farmland with fresh vegetables including cabbages, collards, green beans, okra, field peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes, Muscadine grapes, peaches, etc. He and his grandfather would get up early in the mornings to … Read More


Eating Together!

How many of you aim to have at least a few meals of the week together as a family? These days schedules of both parents and children leave almost no time for regular dinners together at the table.  Between soccer practices, dance rehearsals, playdates, and other scheduling conflicts, family mealtime can seem like a thing … Read More


Oats Make a Meal: How do you eat yours?

Did you know Saturday October 29th is National Oatmeal Day? Why do we love Oatmeal? Oatmeal contains fiber, which stays in the stomach longer and helps us feel fuller, longer. This can help kids easily get through the school morning until lunchtime, help prevent overeating and help maintain a healthy weight. Once cup of oatmeal … Read More


Turkey dinner, turkey leftovers: now what?

My family loves turkey leftovers as much as they love the freshly baked turkey. I look forward to preparing different dishes with the leftovers. My husband’s job is to pull the meat off the bone, put it in plastic bags, and refrigerate it. Once this is done, we sit down and ask our family what … Read More


Easy salads

Keep chopped vegetables like carrots, cucumber, broccoli, and peppers in the fridge to top a quick and easy salad. If you pack a salad for lunch the night before or in the morning, layer it in a jar or plastic container with the salad dressing on the bottom with toppings like beans, carrots or bell … Read More


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