Greek Yogurt Veggie Pizza

Greek Yogurt Veggie Pizza Ingredients 2 packages Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls 16 ounces Greek yogurt or sour cream 1 package Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Ranch seasoning packet ½ cup chopped carrots ½ cup chopped broccoli ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper ¼ cup shredded cauliflower fresh dill, optional Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F….

Chocolate Dipped Banana Slices

Chocolate Dipped Banana Slices Recipe Yields: 50 slices Ingredients 5 medium bananas 1/2 cup chocolate chips Directions Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside. Peel bananas and slice so you get about 10 slices per banana.cho In a microwave safe bowl or with the help of a double boiler, melt…

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies Recipe Yields: 9 – 12 brownies Serving Size: 1 brownie Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 cup quick oats 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or…

Almond Joy Truffles

Almond Joy Truffles Yield: 10 truffles Serving Size: 1 truffle Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/4 cup coconut oil 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup Chocolate dip (1/4 cup & 2 tbsp chocolate chips & 1/2 tsp coconut oil) Whole Almonds Directions In a medium bowl combine coconut flakes, oil, and maple syrup…

Lean Mean Mixed Berry Machine

Yield: 16 oz. Ingredients: 8 oz. (1 cup) frozen mixed berries 6 oz. plain nonfat Greek vanilla yogurt 1 banana, sliced 1 cup of favorite milk (skim, soy, almond etc.) Honey to taste Directions: 1. Add all ingredients except for honey to a blender or food processor. Blend until desired smoothie texture and consistency is…

25 Ways to Eat More Berries

Add to salads – Berry Avocado Grilled Chicken Salad Mix in muffin batters – Mixed Berry Whole Wheat Muffins Create a trail mix – Trail Mix Ingredient Ideas Use in stuffing mixes –Spinach and Cranberry Stuffed Chicken Make smoothies! Triple Berry Smoothie Snack Jars Add to oatmeal Use it as a mix-in for pancakes –…

Healthy Snack Ideas

Quick homemade trail mix: Cheerios, Wheat Chex, or Unfrosted Mini-Wheats mixed with some nuts and dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries Smoothies: homemade with fruit and yogurt or brands like Bolthouse Farms, Odwella, and Naked Granola bars: Nature Valley Oats and Honey, Kashi Bars, Quaker Chewy Granola Bar, KIND Healthy Grains Bar, and Cinnamon…

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Puree and Kale

Recipe plus points: Chicken is a high quality protein and an excellent way to bring minerals into your body. Sweet potato is a power house of vitamin A, which has antioxidant properties, is great for eyesight, and important for skin. It also provides dietary fiber. Kale is a great source of many vitamins, including folate…

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with a Sweet and Spicy Sauce

  Makes about 8 cakes Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil, divided ½ cup finely chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 5 ounces chopped baby spinach 2 large eggs, beaten 1 ¼ cups cooked quinoa (from about ½ cup dry) 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese 1 Tbsp dill ¼ tsp grated lemon zest…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

    Ingredients: 1 cup instant oats 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 large egg white, room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup creamy natural peanut butter ½ cup honey 2 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips 1 ½ Tbsp miniature semisweet chocolate chips   Directions: In a…