Whole Wheat Pancakes

Ingredients:  ¾ cup whole-wheat flour ¼ cup oat bran or wheat germ  ¼ cup old fashioned oats 1 tablespoon cornmeal  2 teaspoons baking powder  ¼ teaspoon salt  1 egg 1 banana, mashed  1 cup 1% milk 1 tablespoon canola oil Directions:  1. Heat griddle to 375˚ F.  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.  … Read More


Reading Nutrition Facts Labels

Nutrition Facts labels can help us choose healthier foods, but only if we know what to look for! Here are a few tips to keep in mind when checking nutrition labels. First, look at the serving size. All the other information on the nutrition label applies to the serving size, but your portion size (the … Read More


“I Can’t, I’m Watching My Carbs”

You have probably heard someone say they are “watching their carbs” or “not eating carbs”, but what does that really mean? Carbohydrates (or “carbs”) along with proteins and fats, are a major nutrient that gives our bodies energy. Carbohydrates include breads, pastas, cereals, rice, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Baked goods, syrups, soft drinks, and candy … Read More


Fifteen Minute Bean Soup

Fifteen Minute Bean Soup Makes 8, One Cup Servings Ingredients:  1 can low-sodium tomatoes, diced 1 can low-sodium great northern beans, rinsed and drained 1 small onion, diced 1 can low sodium chicken broth (or 2 cups of water and one bouillon cube) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 10 ounce package frozen spinach ½ cup … Read More


Eating More Whole Grains

Grains have gotten a bad reputation these days. While refined grains may contribute to weight gain and health problems, eating more whole grains can help you lose weight and reduce your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer. All grains started as whole grains with the whole part of … Read More


July is National Culinary Arts Month

We’re celebrating National Culinary Arts Month with some tips to make you more confident cooking nutritious meals on a budget for your family! Cooking can be a bit scary if you haven’t had much practice. Hopefully, these ideas will inspire you to give it a try and get creative in your kitchen! Think of your … Read More


Apple Crisp

Ingredients 4 cups sliced apples (about 4 medium apples) 2 tablespoons margarine 3/4 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup whole wheat or white whole-wheat flour 2 teaspoons lemon juice Non-stick cooking spray Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 9 inch by 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Melt margarine in a … Read More


Turkey Stack

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 whole-wheat tortilla 1 pack of sliced turkey meat 1 cucumber, sliced in quarters 1 box of cherry tomatoes 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into small pieces 1 red bell pepper, cut into small pieces Directions Take the tortilla and stack turkey on top of it. Roll the tortilla into a … Read More


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


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