Slow Cooker Oats

Ingredients: -Cooking spray -2 Cups Skim or 1% Milk -¼ Cup Brown Sugar -1 Teaspoon Cinnamon -1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats -1 Cup Apples, Chopped  -½ Cup chopped pecans or almonds  Directions:  Spray the inside  2. Add all the ingredients 3. Mix together 4. Cook on low for about 8 hours … Read More


Fifteen Minute Bean Soup

Fifteen Minute Bean Soup Makes 8, One Cup Servings Ingredients:  1 can low-sodium tomatoes, diced 1 can low-sodium great northern beans, rinsed and drained 1 small onion, diced 1 can low sodium chicken broth (or 2 cups of water and one bouillon cube) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 10 ounce package frozen spinach ½ cup … 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


Cabbage Meat Skillet Dish

Serves: 10 Serving size: 1 cup Ingredients: ·       1  pound ground turkey ·       1 medium onion, finely chopped ·       1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce, low sodium ·       1 cup water ·       ¼ tsp black pepper ·       ½ teaspoon of your favorite seasoning mix (Italian, Asian, Curry, Greek, etc) ·       1 medium head cabbage, about … 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


Quick and Easy Summer Salad

Summer is the time when I am looking for great recipes to add to my go-to list. My new found Tomatoes, Onion & Cucumber Salad has been on my rotating list for side-dishes for a few months now, and it’s delicious every time I make it. It tastes great with everything from grilled fish to chicken. … Read More


Pocket Fruit Pies

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 1 pie Ingredients 4 whole-wheat tortillas 1 large apple or 2 medium peaches 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons fat-free milk Sugar (optional) Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Preheat oven to 350°F. Warm tortillas in microwave or oven to make them easier to handle. … Read More


Basic Omelets

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 omelet Ingredients 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon butter 1/3-1/2 cup filling, such as shredded cheese, onions, spinach, or other vegetables Directions Spray the skillet with nonstick cooking spray and cook raw vegetables until tender. Set aside for later. Beat … Read More


Tortilla Twist

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 tortilla Ingredients 1 whole-wheat tortilla 2 tablespoons hummus 2 slices tomato 1 leaf dark green lettuce 1 slice low-fat cheese (cheddar or provolone) Directions Wash hands and surface. Wash tomato and lettuce. Slice tomato. Place tortilla on plate and spread with hummus. Top with cheese, tomato, and lettuce. Roll … 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


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