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


Slow Cooker Safety

Slow cookers provide endless opportunities to cook all kinds of foods, from soups and casseroles to dips and vegetables. You can put ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning and come home to a ready-to-eat dinner. While we often think about using slow cookers in the cold weather months to make a hot meal, … Read More


Healthy Eating on a Busy Schedule

Life can get pretty hectic with family, work, school, and other responsibilities. This makes it challenging to prioritize our health. To make it easier to have a healthy diet in the midst of a busy schedule, try these ideas and tips: Meal Planning: Schedule time each week to plan what meals you’ll eat that week … Read More


Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Serves 8.  Serving size 3/4 cup. Ingredients: 1-15 ounce jar of salsa 1 can low sodium whole kernel corn, drained 1 can black beans, drained 1 8-ounce package of low-fat cream cheese Directions: Combine chicken, salsa, beans, and corn in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. When cooked shred chicken with two forks … 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


Healthy eating on a budget!

Eating healthy on a budget can be really hard, especially if you’re paying for rent, gas, and other necessities. However, it can be done. The first step to successfully budgeting a healthy meal is to just create a game plan for your groceries. Research and look up tips for healthy, low-cost meals and master the … Read More


How to Soak Dry Beans

Dried beans are an inexpensive low-fat source of protein and fiber that can be easily added into our diet.  They are easy to cook but must be soaked prior to using in a recipe.  This requires just a little planning and preparation before they are ready to use. Before soaking beans, pick them over, removing … Read More


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