Taking Control with Portion Sizes This Holiday Season

The holiday season is quickly approaching! Gatherings with family and friends are often filled with laughter, games, happy memories…and casseroles and desserts served with a side of guilt.  Portion Control and Overeating We all overeat from time to time, and during the holidays it can feel more difficult to break the habit. Another piece of … Read More


August – Kids Eat Right Month

The CDC reports that 9 in 10 children do not eat enough vegetables. Do you know how many vegetables your child should be eating each day? Here is a chart from MyPlate.gov that might help: Do you have a hard time getting your child to eat veggies? You are not alone. Some people believe that … Read More


Protein Power Moves

Physical activity doesn’t always have to be an organized sport. While organized sports are fun for the whole family to play, sometimes the weather may be unfavorable or you may not have enough people for a game. When you don’t have time or convenient access to the equipment needed to play a structured activity, try activities … Read More


Tips for School Lunch As The Year Begins

It’s been quite some time since I’ve eaten in my old school cafeteria. I have fond memories of school lunch. It was usually around mid-morning (while changing classes) that I remember smelling the scent of lunch coming through the air. My classmates and I were always trying to figure out the menu of the day. … 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


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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