Sandwiches are one of the best ways to eat a balanced meal! Sandwiches are made with two pieces of bread. This counts as our grain. Between the two slices of bread, we like to layer protein sources, like cheese and meat, with spinach, tomatoes, and all sorts of other vegetables! There are many ways to… Continue reading Holiday Food Fun // Reindeer Sandwich
Raise your hand if you like Alfredo pasta! Did you know you can make your own Alfredo using butternut squash? This may seem a little strange, but trust me - it's delicious! We'll need whole-wheat noodles, butternut squash, broccoli, milk, parmesan cheese, olive oil, flour, garlic, and nutmeg. Next, follow the step-by-step instructions below! Step… Continue reading Tasty & Delicious // Butternut Squash Alfredo
Who loves cheese crisps?! Some of you may also know this delicious food by its other name - cheese quesadilla. Whether you crisp or quesadilla, jazzing up this classic lunch with a sliced tomato is something you won't regret! Grab some whole-wheat tortillas, part-skim cheese, and fresh tomatoes. Next, slice or dice tomatoes as desired.… Continue reading Simple Favorites // Cheesy Tomato Crisp
Raise your hand if you like spaghetti! Raise your hand again if you like pizza! If you have both hands up, you're guaranteed to love this Baked Spaghetti. All you need are four ingredients: whole-wheat noodles, tomato sauce, cheese, and your choice of vegetable! Mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, or green peppers are great options. We used… Continue reading Bringing The Whole Family Together // Baked Spaghetti
Many people are confused by the potato. Is it a vegetable, a grain, or a fruit? Are potatoes healthy or unhealthy? In honor of the potato's national holiday, let's dig a little deeper into the topic. Potatoes are part of the "starchy" vegetable group. Starchy vegetables have more carbohydrates than other vegetables. Carbohydrates give our… Continue reading Potato, Po-Ta-Toe // Rainbow Nachos
When you visit the farmers' market this month, you'll likely see large bunches of beets with bright pink stalks and giant leaves! Beets are a great source of folate, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. Beets get their vibrant pink/red color from an antioxidant called "betalain." Betalains help protect good cells in your body that keep… Continue reading You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto
One of the best ways to save money and get fresh food is to buy fruits and vegetables that are "in-season." When fruits or vegetables are in-season, that means they are ready to pick and eat from the garden. This sounds great, but what if you want to make cheesy spinach bites before your spinach… Continue reading Fruit and Veggie Swaps // Cheesy Spinach (er…Kale!) Bites
What's for lunch today? How about a pear and cheese quesadilla? It's delicious, nutritious, and easy to make! 😀 Both pear and cheese are ingredients that we've learned about here on the blog! Click the images below to learn more about these ingredients. To make a pear and cheese quesadilla you'll need: pear slices, sliced… Continue reading Pear and Cheese Quesadilla
Why didn't the cheese want to be sliced? It had grater plans! Cheese is a yummy food made from milk - cows milk is most common for cheese making but other mammal's milk has also been used to make cheese. There are over 1800 types of cheese! How many types of cheese can you list… Continue reading Say Cheese!
Milk isn't just for drinking, it's also used in several recipes for all sorts of foods. Here on the blog there are several recipes that call for milk! Applesauce Bread Banana Smoothie Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes MyPlate Smoothie White Chicken Chili For more recipes that use milk click here! Feeling ambitious? Try making your own… Continue reading Creative Milk Creations
Why did the cow cross the road??? To get to the udder side! For the month of January we are going to be talking all about dairy foods. Read this post to review the reasons dairy is important in our diet! What do you know about dairy? Do you know about the health benefits? There… Continue reading Eat Dairy and Be Merry!
Now that we know all about mozzarella, lets try it out in a recipe! This is a tasty and easy recipe that also doesn't take very long. Enjoy!! Gather the ingredients. You'll need mozzarella (any type will work), tomatoes, bread, olive oil, basil (I used dried basil but it would be good with fresh), salt,… Continue reading Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich
Do you develop an Italian accent when you say the word mozzarella or is that just me? Either way, its a fun word to say and a tasty food to eat! Mozzarella is a dairy product, click here to learn more about the benefits of eating dairy. Mozzarella comes from Italy and is made out… Continue reading Mouthwatering Mozzarella