Beets

Beets are tasty and colorful vegetable that can be found in season during the fall in North Carolina. This root vegetable has a sweet taste and contains fiber. Check out these four recipes to include beets in your diet this fall. Chicken Quesadillas with Beet & Green Apple Salsa  Makes 4 servings/Serving size: 1 quesadilla … Read More


Sugar Breakdown

Sugar is a hot topic today because of the belief that it causes all kinds of health problems like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. While sugar isn’t the only thing that contributes to health problems, we still need to limit how much of it we eat. There are a couple of things that … 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


Banana Pudding

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 3.5-ounce box fat-free vanilla or banana instant pudding mix 2 cups skim milk 6 ounces plan, fat-free yogurt 4 bananas, sliced Directions In a medium bowl, combine milk and pudding mix. Beat with wooden spoon, wire whisk, or electric mixer on lowest speed for 2 minutes. Gently mix yogurt with pudding … Read More


Blueberry Muffins

Makes 12 servings Serving Size: 1 muffin Ingredients 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup skim milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen Directions Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray muffin pan with nonstick spray or … Read More


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