Banana Pudding with Graham Crackers

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1/2 banana 1 graham cracker 6-ounce container low-fat vanilla or lemon yogurt Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash the banana. Peel and slice half the banana into the serving bowl. Crumble the graham cracker over the banana. Top with yogurt and enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers immediately. … Read More


Food Group Snack Mix

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup banana chips 1/4 cup nut mix Directions Fill two resealable bags with the ingredients (half in each bag) and enjoy! … Read More


Whats In Your Pantry?

Do you often feel there’s nothing in the pantry you can use to make a nutritious meal for your family? You might be surprised how easy it is to make a simple but healthy meal from just a few pantry items. Watch our latest video below Enjoy!Emily  … 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


Break the fast: Start the day off smart!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. My mother always made sure we started our day with foods such as eggs, oatmeal, cereal, pancakes and breakfast meats like bacon and sausage. But, breakfast can be so much more than these traditional foods that can take more time to prepare that we often have in … Read More


Canned Fruits and Vegetables

The majority of the fruits and vegetables I purchase are canned. There are always good sales on these items and I have more dry storage space than refrigerated storage. I always read the label to be sure I’m buying vegetables that are low to no sodium and that canned fruit are packed in juice. If … Read More


Quick Chili

Makes: 4 Servings This simple chili uses basic ingredients to make a protein-packed main dish. Serve with bread or pour over rice or potatoes for a quick, easy meal! Ingredients 1 cup low-sodium tomato sauce 1/2 pound ground beef (or ground turkey) 1 can low-sodium kidney beans with liquid (about 15 oz) 1 tablespoon dried … Read More


Sweet Potato Recipes

Oven Fries  Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 10 fries Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 4 medium baking potatoes or sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons oil seasonings (optional)* *Try one or several of these seasonings: salt, pepper, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika Directions Preheat oven to 475°F. Lightly spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking … Read More



Dunk 'em, Dip 'em, Enjoy those veggies

Did you know that eating vegetables with dip could help your kids eat more vegetables? A recent study from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that kids ate 80% more broccoli when it was served with ranch dressing as a dip. Other healthy dips you can try with your child include salsa, yogurt, hummus or … Read More


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