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


Happy New Year! Let’s make 2020 a great year!

We all know the new year is a great time to think about making changes. Don’t let your motivation fizzle out this year! Set goals for the week, month, and year. If we make our goals too big they may seem impossible and giving up seems easier. Starting with smaller goals can help you to … Read More


Slow Cooker Safety

Slow cookers provide endless opportunities to cook all kinds of foods, from soups and casseroles to dips and vegetables. You can put ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning and come home to a ready-to-eat dinner. While we often think about using slow cookers in the cold weather months to make a hot meal, … 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


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


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


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


Easy Cheesy Tortilla Bake

Makes 12 servings Ingredients 16 whole-wheat tortillas 2 cans low-sodium tomato soup (10 oz.) 2 cups chunky salsa 1 cup fat-free milk 4 cups cubed, cooked chicken or turkey 2 cups low-fat shredded cheddar cheese Vegetable cooking spray Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat baking dishes with cooking spray. Cut … Read More


Lasagna Roll-Ups

Makes 12 servings Serving Size: 1 roll-up Ingredients 12 lasagna noodles (8 oz.) 1 pound lean ground beef 1-26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce 1-24 oz. carton low-fat cottage cheese 2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (8 oz.) 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon garlic powder Vegetable cooking spray Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Preheat oven … Read More


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