Community Supported Agriculture

Are you interested in eating fresh, seasonal, nutritious food while supporting local farmers? You may want to join a Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA. When you join a CSA, you purchase farm shares directly from your local farmer. In return, you receive fresh produce throughout the growing season, support the local economy, and develop a … Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture

Staying Slim on Spring Break

You’ve almost hit the end of the countdown until spring break. You’ve worked out, eaten healthy, may have lost some weight, and are ready to wear your shorts and tank top. You have put so much effort into making healthy lifestyle changes for vacation, are you going to let them all go to the wayside … Continue reading Staying Slim on Spring Break

Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Ingredients: 2 red or pink grapefruit 8 tsp packed light brown sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp melted butter 2 Tbsp heavy cream 2 Tbsp non-fat or low-fat plain greek yogurt 1 tsp granulated sugar ¼ tsp vanilla extract Directions: 1. Position the oven rack about 3 inches from the heat source, preheat broiler. … Continue reading Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Grapefruit

Did you know that February is National Grapefruit Month? Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that is primarily in season in the winter months but it can be found in grocery stores all year round. Grapefruit originated in South East Asia but today it is grown in southern states such as Texas, Arizona, Florida, and California. … Continue reading Grapefruit

Strawberry Fruit Dip with Cupid Fruit Kabobs

Kabob Ingredients: Small Skewers Pineapple Strawberries Blueberries Dip Ingredients: 1 ½ c Frozen Whole Strawberries, Thawed 2 c (16 oz) Plain Yogurt ½ tsp Vanilla Extract Directions: 1. Wash pineapple, strawberries, and blueberries. Cut fresh pineapple into triangles. Remove stems from strawberries. Using the skewers, place the strawberry on the skewer towards the middle, followed … Continue reading Strawberry Fruit Dip with Cupid Fruit Kabobs

Heart Shaped Cream Cheese and Strawberry Sandwiches

Ingredients: 1 Slice Whole Wheat Bread 1 Tbsp. Strawberry Cream Cheese 1 Strawberry Directions: 1. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut bread into heart shapes. Spread strawberry cream cheese onto bread. 2. Clean strawberries and remove stem. Cut strawberries in half (so they look similar to a heart) and place on top of bread … Continue reading Heart Shaped Cream Cheese and Strawberry Sandwiches

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids

Valentine’s Day often includes classroom celebrations where students bring candy, chocolate, cookies, and other sweet treats to share. These treats often include extra fat and sugar that are calorie dense and low in essential nutrients. It is important to teach kids while they are younger about healthier Valentine’s Day treats that are delicious and nutritious. … Continue reading Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids

Skillet Salmon and Parmesan Potatoes

Ingredients: • 1 (6 ounce) salmon fillet (about 1-inch thick) • Cooking spray • 2 medium potatoes • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese • 2 cups mixed salad greens • 1 cup chopped tomatoes • 2 tablespoons low-fat balsamic vinaigrette • 1 lemon • Salt and pepper to taste Preparation 1. Heat a nonstick skillet … Continue reading Skillet Salmon and Parmesan Potatoes

Cobb Egg Salad

Ingredients: 3 Tbsp nonfat plain yogurt 3 Tbsp low-fat mayonnaise 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper 1/8 tsp salt 8 hard-boiled eggs 1 ripe avocado, cubed 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese Preparation: 1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. 2. … Continue reading Cobb Egg Salad