Spring Frittata

Looking for a healthy meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner? A frittata is the way to go, as it is so versatile!  This easy recipe can be part of your meal prep for the week. Pair with 1 cup of berries or melon and a slice of your favorite whole grain bread for a well-balanced meal. Read More

No Bake Energy Bites (Recipe and Demo)

This snack is easy to prepare and everyone in the family can enjoy! Try adding chia seeds for added fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Remember, when buying peanut butter aim for something natural with peanuts and salt as the only ingredients to cut down on added sugars and oils.

Watch community nutrition educator Bridgette Bostic, R.D.N., make energy bites: 

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Chicken Stir Fry

Want better than take-out food? Try this recipe, which takes a short amount of time to cook, and pair with some brown rice, quinoa or farro for a well-balanced meal. Try switching out the chicken thighs for chicken breast or tofu, peanuts for cashews or adding more vegetables. The recipe calls for sambal oelek, an Indonesian chili sauce that can be found at most grocery stores.  In a pinch, sriracha can be used to replace it. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dessert

Do you ever crave pumpkin pie out of season, but don’t want to worry about the added calories? Try this easy and healthy recipe to give you that quick fix! This simple is high in protein and fiber, and it can be eaten as a dessert or breakfast if you choose. Canned pumpkin is always available at the store; it is a great source of potassium, iron, and vitamin A. For extra flavor, if you have time, toast the walnuts before topping …  you won’t regret it! Make sure to look for canned pumpkin that only has pumpkin as an ingredient to avoid any added sugars.

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Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts

Sheet pan meals make dinner easy and prevents a pile of dishes to clean up after. Compared to chicken breasts, chicken thighs are juicier, more tender and have more flavor,  just make sure to slice off the excess fat before cooking. Try alternating a different vegetable for the Brussels sprouts to switch things up and make sure to add a complex carbohydrate to this meal like brown rice, farro, sweet potato or quinoa. Enjoy!

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Everything Bagel Crispy Chickpeas

Healthy snack alert! Ever crave something crunchy and salty? These crunchy garbanzo beans are easy to make, healthy, and delicious! Eating a snack that is high in fiber and protein will help to keep you full and curb cravings. Each serving has a whopping 6g of fiber, which is so important for gut health. Try these with different spices like cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, Cajun or dill for something new and fun.

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Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower has been a popular vegetable the past few years, but have you ever tried it roasted? Roasting vegetables at high temperature will bring out the natural sugars to the surface that will caramelize and create a delicious flavor and crunchy texture. Cauliflower is a non-starchy vegetable that is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C. Try this cauliflower over a bed of spring greens or arugula with added garbanzo beans for a complex carb and added protein. Yum!

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Banana-Bran Muffins

Everyone always has bananas that are too brown to eat, but they are just right for this recipe. Try replacing ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce for the canola oil to increase moisture or replace chocolate chips with blueberries. Using the wheat bran and whole-wheat flour increases the fiber in these tasty muffins. Pair this muffin with a serving of non-fat Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for a well-balanced snack.

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