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…

Elle’s Chia Seed Pudding

  Serves 2 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt 1/4 cup chia seeds 2TBS maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch salt 1/2 cup milk of choice Mix until smooth Refrigerate 12 hours Top with your favorite toppings (berries, choc chips, granola, etc..)   Recipe plus points: This recipe is low in calories but very…

Basic Raw Vegan Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

  Serves 4 Ingredients: ¾ cups chia seeds 4 cups almond milk 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp maple syrup   Directions: Add almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to a blender and begin blending on low. Add the chia seeds slowly so they get evenly mixed in. (You can do this without a…

Vanilla Zabaglione with Raspberries

This recipe will be showcased at the 2017 8th grade orientation at GI-TEC. Recipe plus points: With 36g of sugar, 18g of fat (including 9g of saturated fat), this is obviously a dessert that is meant to be saved for very special occasions and eaten on its own, in good company, while every bite is…