Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch

Eating a balanced and healthy school lunch is possible whether you bring your own food from home, or eat at the school cafeteria! The trick is to include foods from as many food groups as you can. Learn about each of the 5 food groups below: If you eat school lunch, each of these foodContinue reading “Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch”

More Herbs, Less Salt! // Cilantro Guacamole

Using herbs is a fun way to flavor your food! Herbs are typically the leaves of small plants. You can buy them fresh or dried and put them on just about anything you eat! Here are some fun facts you should know about herbs. In the United States we pronounce “herbs” without the ‘h’ (soContinue reading “More Herbs, Less Salt! // Cilantro Guacamole”

Kids Eat Right! // Fuel For School

Many of you have already finished your first week of the new school year, and some of you will start this week! Properly fueling your body will help you have the best school year yet. Here are some tips to make your meals great! Build a Better Breakfast Eating a good breakfast will help youContinue reading “Kids Eat Right! // Fuel For School”

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner! // A Celebration of the Sandwich

Did you know today is National Sandwich Day? The sandwich’s holiday is well-deserved. Sandwiches are not only tasty, but come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors! Some sandwiches are hot, some are cold. Some are made for breakfast and others for dinner! Making sandwiches is simple! All you need are 4 basic ingredients:Continue reading “Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner! // A Celebration of the Sandwich”

Super Summer Squash!! // Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

It’s National Zucchini Day, which means we get to celebrate with one of my all-time favorite recipes…chocolate chip zucchini muffins! It’s about this time of year people start to wonder what they can do with all the zucchini growing in their garden. It’s not uncommon to see neighbors gifting (and re-gifting!) their zucchini squash toContinue reading “Super Summer Squash!! // Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins”

Dip it, Dunk it, Eat it! // Cool Cucumber Dip

One of my favorite ways to eat raw vegetables is dunked in a flavorful dip! Making your own dip is easy and fun….let’s get started! First, gather your ingredients. You’ll need garlic, dill, salt, lemon juice, and plain non-fat Greek yogurt. Using non-fat yogurt instead of mayonnaise makes this dip a healthier choice than whatContinue reading “Dip it, Dunk it, Eat it! // Cool Cucumber Dip”

You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto

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 keepContinue reading “You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto”