National Nutrition Month

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Yes, it sure is!  I’ve got the info to get you eating healthy for the month and easily continue through the year.  I know you thought 31 days would be a breeze, but 365 days of nutritional intake can take your health to a new level. … Read More


Build Your Own Dressing

  Serving Size: 1 teaspoon Ingredients Choose 3 tablespoons acid Lemon juice Rice vinegar Red wine vinegar Sherry vinegar Balsamic vinegar White wine vinegar Cider vinegar Choose ½ cup or less oil Olive oil Safflower oil Canola oil Vegetable oil Choose ½ teaspoon add-in Herbs Spices Dijon mustard Minced shallots Minced garlic Parmesan cheese Directions … Read More


Chicken and Fruit Salad

Make 8 Servings Serving Size: 2/3 cup Ingredients: 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped 1 (20 – ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained well 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, in 100% fruit juice, drained 3/4 cup chopped celery 1 cup halved seedless grapes 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 8 large lettuce leaves Directions: … Read More


Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Crisps

Fruit Salsa 1 cup strawberries, diced 1 cup blackberries or raspberries 1 apple, cored and diced 2 Tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Directions: Wash your hands!!! Combine fruits in a medium mixing bowl and add lemon juice Store in sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix Well. Refrigerate until serving … Read More


Picnic Safety

Summer has officially arrived! Like many of you, I like spending time outdoors especially having cookouts, picnics and other activities centered around food. Good food, fun, and family are my summer favorites. But before planning any outdoor food activity, here are a few simple tips to consider to ensure that unwanted bacteria won’t have a … 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


Corn, Sweet Onion, and Tomato Salad

Makes 10 servings Ingredients 3 cans corn, whole-kernel (11-ounce cans) 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 large sweet onion, cut into thin strips 1 bunch cilantro, minced 2 limes, juiced 1/3 cup rice vinegar Salt to taste Directions In a large bowl, combine corn, tomatoes, sweet onion, and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over mixture and mix … Read More


Surprise Salad

Makes 12 servings Ingredients 1 apple 2 bananas 1/2 cup lemon juice 3 cups carrots, shredded 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup seedless raisins 1/2 cup low-fat salad dressing Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash apples, bananas, and carrots. Chop apple. Peel and slice bananas and put in a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice to keep … Read More


Waldorf Salad

  Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup celery, diced 2 apples, chopped 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon sugar Directions Combine celery, apple, walnuts, and raisins in a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine yogurt with lemon juice and sugar. Add … Read More


Tossed Green Salad

Makes 12 servings   Ingredients 12 cups dark green leaf lettuce 4 cups tomatoes, chopped 6 green onions, chopped 2 cups cauliflower, sliced Low-fat salad dressing Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash lettuce in the colander under cool, running water. Drain well. Tear into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Wash tomatoes … Read More


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