Building a healthy school lunch begins with planning. Studies show that children who are involved in packing their own lunches are more likely to eat that lunch!
Fire up the grill for some shrimp on the barbie Asian style! These shrimp skewers cook in just minutes and complement the sweetness of the sugar snap peas and crispness of the asparagus for a healthy, high fiber meal.
Although grilled shrimp and couscous, a quick cook pasta, make a perfect combination, you wouldn’t think to combine with grapes but the flavors blend very well for a refreshing and healthy seafood meal!
There are many health benefits of green cabbage and even more in red cabbage. This recipe is a healthier version of a traditional coleslaw. It is packed with nutrients and fiber with a bit of a kick from fresh garlic and Dijon mustard. Like most slaws, make it a day ahead and use as a go-to side any time of year!
A great way to expand our meal options is to try recipes from other cultures. It’s also a great way to introduce new spices and decrease reliance on salt for flavor. Try this super simple Greek favorite!
Pasta dishes are a quick weeknight meal, but we are often at a loss for creating something different. This Greek Chicken Pasta dish is so flavorful and, most importantly, simple to make! It uses the classic garlic and olive oil of many Greek dishes with the unique flavor of marinated artichokes and the freshness of lemon. Try whole wheat linguine to make it even healthier!
Oatmeal meets the 21st century. Overnight oats are all the craze! The beauty of this concept is you make individual servings so everyone in the family can have their own tailored to preferences and dietary needs. Cow’s milk, almond milk or soy, they all work well. They are delicious, and oatmeal is high in soluble fiber and essential minerals.
These cookies are to die for, and seriously, they are healthy too! Well, as healthy as a chocolate chip cookie gets! By using half the fat of a traditional chocolate chip cookie and adding low fat yogurt and oats, this version comes in at only 83 calories and 4 grams of fat. They are moist and full of chocolate flavor. Try using a mix of semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips to boost your antioxidants.