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This month in our client choice food pantries we are focusing on promoting the consumption of beans. On MyPlate, beans fall into both the protein and vegetable groups, and they are packed with lots of vitamins and minerals. Beans really are a powerhouse food, and here are some reasons why! -    ...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It seems like 2016 flew by and I can’t believe that 2017 is already here! With the New Year comes lots of celebration and lots of talk of resolutions. The most common New Year’s resolutions this year (and in 2016, also!) is “Get Healthy”. We love this resolution, but where do you even start on it...
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Here are some ideas for a first change you can make toward healthier eating in the new year: 1. Eat breakfast. Try to incorporate healthy, convenient foods like high-fiber cereal, fat-free or low-fat yogurt, and fruit. You want your breakfast to be low in sugar but high in other nutrients that will...
Friday, December 30, 2016
Brown Rice Pilaf with Sage, Walnuts and Dried Fruit Makes: 8 servings Dried fruit and sage combine to give this whole grain dish a flavor of fall, but you can enjoy it any time of the year! Ingredients 1 canola cooking spray (as needed) 1 onion (medium, chopped) 2 celery (small stalks, ends trimmed...
Friday, December 23, 2016
December: Healthy Holidays How to wash your hands It's generally best to wash your hands with soap and water. Follow these simple steps: Wet your hands with running water — either warm or cold. Apply liquid, bar or powder soap. Lather well. Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds....
Friday, December 2, 2016
Herb-Rubbed Roast Turkey In this preparation, earthy thyme, tarragon, and rosemary add depth of flavor. Remove the skin from the turkey to cut back on fat and cholesterol. PREP TIME: 25 minutesCOOK TIME: 2 hours 34 minutesSERVINGS: 12 3/4 tsp dried thyme 3/4 tsp dried tarragon 1/2 tsp dried...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Tips for Cooking for a Loved One with Diabetes: Use cooking spray or small amounts of olive or canola oil instead of butter. Grill, broil, bake, and stir fry instead of frying. Steam vegetables in water or low sodium broth. Remove the skin before cooking chicken and turkey. Trim any visible fat off...
Friday, November 18, 2016
November: American Diabetes Month   Your body and brain need sugar from the foods you eat. Diabetes is a medical condition where you have too much sugar in your blood, also known as glucose. Eating well, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and taking prescribed medicines can...
Friday, November 11, 2016