Veggie Pillows

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 pita Ingredients 1 celery stalk 1 carrot 1/2 green bell pepper 2 tablespoons low-fat ranch-style salad dressing 1 slice whole-wheat pita bread Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash celery and chop into small pieces. Wash and peel carrots and chop into small pieces. Wash and chop green pepper. Combine … Read More

Whole Grain Pancakes

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup oat bran or wheat germ 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats 1 tablespoon cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup milk Directions Preheat griddle to 375°F. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. … Read More

How to Buy Pasta

Is there anything more satisfying than a bowl of pasta topped with a delicious, tummy-filling sauce? I don’t think so!! Pasta is used in many cuisines around the world and comes in a variety of sizes and shapes from angel hair to ziti. When buying pasta look for ones made from whole grain. Pasta that … 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

Oats all around

Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast. Around my house, we eat oatmeal as a healthy snack too. For extra calcium, I replace the water with low-fat milk and add fruits, fresh, frozen, or canned to increase the vitamin and antioxidant content. For a change in flavor, I add cinnamon, raisins, or artificially sweetened brown sugar. You … Read More

How to choose a healthy breakfast cereal

Walking down the cereal aisle can be overwhelming with all the options available and different cereals claiming to be healthy. Here are some tips for finding the best cereals for your family: SUGAR Look at the Nutrition Facts panel on the side of the cereal box (ignore any health claims made on the front of … Read More

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