Healthy Eggnog

Eggnog is a class holiday drink enjoyed by many. However, it has never been known as a healthy choice. If you don’t want to miss out on a flavorful tradition, try this healthy eggnog recipe instead! Ingredients:  ½ Cup Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon  ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg  1 Banana (sliced and frozen)  ½ Cup … Read More


National Strawberry Month – 2019

Many North Carolinians look forward to fresh strawberries each spring. Strawberries are a popular fruit with 94% of American households eating strawberries each year. Although strawberries can now be bought in a grocery store year round, these strawberries, usually from California, are not as sweet and juicy as the locally grown strawberries. Strawberries are grown … Read More


Holiday Eggnog, Make it Healthy

‘Tis the season for favorite holiday foods and drinks. Eggnog is a classic holiday drink that is quite tasty but can be a bit high in fat and calories. Between the heavy cream, sugar, and eggs, eggnog can quickly become a real calorie buster. There is good news; you don’t have to give up the … Read More


Berry Purple Smoothie

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 20 ounces pineapple chunks 2 cups blueberries, frozen 1 1/2 cups cubed ice 6 ounces lemon-flavored, nonfat yogurt Directions In a blender, combine all ingredients and process until smooth. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. … Read More


Very Berry Blast

Makes 3 servings Ingredients 1 cup low-fat milk 1 cup (6-oz.) low-fat boysenberry or other berry yogurt 1 cup 100% apple juice NOTE: Any flavored yogurt can be used. Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Measure milk and add to jar. Add yogurt to jar. Measure apple juice and add to jar. Cover jar and shake … Read More


Banana Berry Smoothie

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 2 bananas 1 cup frozen berries 1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt 3/4 cup low-fat skim or soy milk 1/2 cup ice cubes (optional) Directions In a blender, combine bananas, frozen berries, yogurt, and milk. Blend until smooth. Add a few ice cubes and blend until smooth for a thicker consistency if … Read More


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