Warm up from the cold weather with these easy, healthy and hearty slow cooker recipes!
With the new year fast approaching, it is important to set positive goals for yourself to achieve as 2018 begins. Here are some quick and simple nutrition tips and goals to have as new years resolutions to start off a new year with healthy nutrition and yummy foods.
Adopting simple and basic nutrition techniques is a great way to start establishing healthy habits!
Sweet potatoes are a power packed functional food that can be used to replace the standard potato in recipes for a bright and sweet kick.
They are high in Vitamins B6, C, A and D which all help to support a healthy body. They are also anti-inflammatory and contain minerals like iron, magnesium and potassium. These nutrient dense tubers help our immune systems, bones and teeth, eyes, muscles, blood, heart, and even help to give us natural energy and stress reducing effects!
Try this easy and fun Sweet Potato Fritter recipe with eggs on top for breakfast or as a snack with a Siracha Mayo dipping sauce! Yum!
Whisk egg in medium bowl and then add grated sweet potato, olive oil and salt & pepper. Mix to coat the sweet potato. Add coconut oil to a skillet and heat. Ball up 1 large tablespoon of sweet potato mixture and place in skillet using a wooden spoon or spatula to flatten ball to a patty shape. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
Beets are a root vegetable ideal for Fall. As the weather gets colder the root vegetables can stay strong under the earth. Beets are bright with shiny hues of pink and purple, but they aren’t only great to look at, they are great to eat!!
Try this fun Beet Brownie Recipe to add a sweet vegetable kick to a warm and delicious dessert!
It is Halloween Month! Growing up, Halloween is many children’s favorite holiday. What is better than dressing up and getting to eat all the candy and treats they want? As we get older, we are more aware of all the sugar and unhealthy ingredients in some of our childhood favorites. That is why this week we wanted to give you a few quick ideas on healthier versions of one of the classic Halloween candies: Candy Corn.
These easy treats are made with only 3 ingredients.
Between the rush of our everyday lives and financial restrictions, it is not always easy to pack lunch let alone a healthy one. However, it is very important to have a nutritious lunch in order to keep our mind alert and body going while we are at school and work.
Here are a few quick tips on how to pack a healthy, easy, and cheap lunch this school year:
Look at ads to see what is on sale.
Choose foods that are safe to keep at room temperature.
Plan out your lunches ahead of time (try to plan a full week).
Pack food from at least three different food groups.
Below is a list of foods that are healthy and safe to keep at room temperature:
By: Michelle Ernst Voegele, EFNEP Nutrition Assistant
August is a great month to head to the park with a few friends and a basket full of fresh goodies. Here are some easy tips and tricks to crafting the best personal outdoor lunch lounge.