Physical Activity for Children

  Children need 60 minutes of physical activity every day! Being active helps children build strong muscles and bones, control weight, and even focus in school. Physical activity can be spread out throughout a child’s day in ways like: Biking or walking to school Playing active games like tag or hide and seek Joining sports … Read More


American Heart Month

  February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Being physically inactive and overweight can factor into the risk of heart disease. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes can increase the risk as well. Below are tips to care for your heart: Use small plates to control … Read More



Skillet Fried Rice

This recipe can be made with staple ingredients you often have on hand. Use any frozen vegetables you have available. Try adding any leftover meat you have as well. Makes 1 servings | Serving size: 1 recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup of brown rice 1 cup of vegetables. Choose 2–3 (onion, broccoli, peas, celery, carrots, peppers, … Read More


Squash-Apple Casserole

Both apples and winter squash make a perfect Fall side dish. You can use your favorite variety of apples (such as Granny Smith or Macintosh) and winter squash (butternut, acorn, or hubbard). Keeping the skin on the apples adds more fiber to the meal! Apples are good sources of fiber and provide our bodies with … Read More


Cauliflower

Cauliflower is high in vitamins C, E and K. Vitamin C supports our immune system while vitamin E helps protect cells from damage. Vitamin K helps us make proteins needed for building bones. Cauliflower is also a great source of folate and fiber. Folate helps our cells function properly. Fiber helps keep us regular. Storing … Read More


One Pot Pasta

We’re cooking up a delicious and budget-friendly one-pot pasta recipe that’s perfect for the whole family! Makes 6 serving | Serving size: 1/6 of the recipe Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1/2 pound ground turkey or lean or extra-lean ground beef 1 (14.5 ounce) can no salt added diced tomatoes, not drained 3 cups water 1 … Read More


Pizza Pocket

You may have seen this viral food trend. Check out our version of this easy handheld meal. Even better, it has all five groups! Are you team pineapple on pizza or not? Makes 1 servings Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1 whole wheat tortilla 1 tablespoon tomato sauce 1 tablespoon crushed pineapple 1 tablespoon ham, diced … Read More


Pasta Salad

When the temperatures rise and appetites seek something refreshing, a plate of hot pasta might not be the first thing on your mind. This is where the charm of cold pasta salad steps in. This delightful dish not only caters to your pasta cravings but also keeps you fueled with a burst of flavors and … Read More


Blueberries for Health

Blueberries have many vitamins and minerals that help lower blood pressure, manage diabetes, protect against heart disease, and prevent cancer. They are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Vitamin C boosts your immune system, while vitamin K helps your blood clot properly. These little berries are low in calories but high in … Read More


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