Ever have a chocolate and peanut butter craving? These easy no-bake cookies are quickly put together to satisfy your sweet tooth and could be a fun recipe for kids. Remember, there is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying a sweet treat now and again! Eating healthy is all about moderation, not about restriction. Making your own cookies at home versus buying pre-packaged cookies also reduces the amount of processing, additives and ingredients.
Summer is the time for fresh, in-season tomatoes. One way to spice up your life is to make homemade salsa, which is so much better than the stuff you buy at the grocery store! By roasting the vegetables first, you develop more of a smoky flavor, sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This goes great over tacos, scrambled eggs or with your favorite tortilla chip.
Each year, Carroll Hospital hosts a seasonal farmers market to help the community access healthy, locally sourced produce and products. Our market’s farmers and vendors come from the many corners of Carroll County to share the fruits of their labor.
This year, the weekly market kicks off on Thursday, July 2 and concludes Thursday, September 17 on the Carroll Hospital campus. Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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.
To keep muffin batter from turning purple, toss frozen blueberries with flour before adding them to mix. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can use 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes. You can also use 1 cup of plain yogurt or 1-3/4 teaspoons cream of tartar plus 1 cup milk.
So you’ve just received your fourth invitation to a holiday party, and you, of course, want to bring a memorable appetizer to share. There is nothing like a great tasting appetizer that’s also healthy. This one offers great flavor from the artichokes and Parmesan with a kick of spice from the garlic and cayenne (the recipe says it’s optional but I highly suggest adding it!). Blended with the creamy low fat cream cheese and yogurt, this warm low fat dip, which is high in Vitamin A, is sure to be a welcomed addition to the appetizer table at any gathering.
1/5 of an avocado (1 oz. serving) has 50 calories, 4.5 gm fat and nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Although avocados have more fat than any other fruit, they are heart-healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats that may help reduce cholesterol levels and heart disease risk when consumed in moderation.