Health Benefits of Yogurt

Yogurt is an ancient food, and has been around for 7,000 years. It is made in a variety of ways in India, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. You may have noticed that your local grocery store is full of a diverse selection of yogurts, including full-fat, low-fat, non-fat, Greek, drinkable Kefir, organic or even … Continue reading Health Benefits of Yogurt

Quick Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients: • ½ cup rolled oats • 1 tsp chia seeds • 14 frozen strawberries • 6 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt • 1 banana, broken into chunks • ½ cup almond milk • ½ tsp vanilla extract Directions 1. Blend oats and chia seeds together in a blender to a fine consistency. Add strawberries, … Continue reading Quick Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Edible Garden

Spring has officially arrived, and now is the perfect time to plan your summer garden. There are plenty of reasons to grown your own edible garden this year. Tending a garden is a fun and rewarding activity that helps you to be physically active. Growing your own produce also helps you to incorporate plenty of … Continue reading Edible Garden

National Nutrition Month 2015

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? National Nutrition Month originally started as National Nutrition Week in 1973, and as popularity grew, the week evolved into National Nutrition Month in 1980. National Nutrition Month was developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to annually campaign for nutrition education and information. Every year, … Continue reading National Nutrition Month 2015

Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 large egg white 1 cup slivered almonds 1 cup unsalted cashews 1 cup unsalted pumpkin seed kernels Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 325°. 2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; … Continue reading Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

Hummus and Vegetable Stuffed Pita

Ingredients: 1 whole wheat pita bread, halved 1/2 cup hummus 1/3 cup baby spinach 1/2 cup shredded carrots Preparation: Spread the hummus inside the pita half. Fill with spinach and carrots and serve. Yield: 1 serving: Nutrition information per serving: 210 calories, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 410 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, … Continue reading Hummus and Vegetable Stuffed Pita