Smoothies are a great way to incorporate fruit and calcium into your diet. Try these easy and delicious smoothie recipes:
Have you heard of Cowboy Caviar? This particular recipe is power packed with nutrients and fiber, and it makes a great dip as well as a nutritious side dish. Use low sodium canned beans to help reduce sodium content. It tastes even better the second day!
These frozen yogurt pops are great for breakfast or a healthy treat for the kids when they get home from school. They are refreshing and loaded with calcium and Vitamin D, and you can switch up the fruit depending upon the season!
Who doesn’t like pizza for lunch? This easy snack idea is ready in minutes. Leftovers make a great lunch option too. Let you children individualize their pita pizza by adding their own toppings. Increase the fiber content by choosing whole wheat pita.
Homemade granola bars are a fun snack to make with and for your kids! This recipe is made from fresh ingredients and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives. The recipe can be modified for gluten sensitivity or nut allergies by substituting some of the ingredients.
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.
Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and can easily be added to salads, cereal, rice dishes or yogurt. Chia seeds are an excellent fiber source, heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and a good source of protein.