Posts Tagged ‘whole wheat’

Mini Chicken Meatballs

October 4th, 2014


This recipe is a great alternative to the traditional meatballs in tomato sauce.  Because they are cooked in chicken broth along with fresh tomatoes they are a bit lighter in flavor…my son thought they tasted like matzoh balls.  I thought they were delicious and so easy to throw together.  This will definitely have a place
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Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers

September 15th, 2014


When it comes to snacking I’m always looking for healthy options that my kids will enjoy.  They love fruits and vegetables, but sometimes want something else…like pretzels or chips or goldfish.  But when you mom is a registered dietitian you rarely have these snacks in the house…until now.  I just made my first batch of
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Spiced Pumpkin Squares

January 29th, 2014


I love pumpkin.  It’s delicious in soup, over pasta (this is a must try) and in these simple squares!  I used whole wheat pastry flour and a mix of nuts and seeds to up their nutritional value. The added cinnamon let me cut back on the sugar without sacrificing flavor. And decided to use a
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Cranberry Apple Crisp

November 24th, 2013


Cranberries make their debut in the fall and typically show up someplace on the Thanksgiving menu.  One cup of cranberries contains only 40 calories, but adds a bright hit of flavor to all sorts of dishes AND are packs a nutritional punch.  They are a good source of vitamins C and K as well as a
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a healthy twist)

November 4th, 2013


I love experimenting with cookies.  It’s amazing how many healthy changes you can make and still end up with a sinfully tasting treat…and something you can feel good about giving your family.  I was able to cut the sugar by about 60%, substitute all of the white flour for whole wheat whole wheat pastry flour
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Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Chips

August 9th, 2013


Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable…it has only 20 calories per cup!  They are rich in heart healthy vitamins and minerals and grow abundantly in our garden!  They have a delicate flavor and taste delicious is a wide variety of dishes.  One of my favorites is parmesan crusted zucchini chips.  They are so simple
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Dandelion Green Pesto

July 20th, 2013


This week my CSA Fresh Box came with a generous batch of dandelion greens, an unusual but very nutritious leafy green.   Dandelion greens are a good source of dietary fiber and high in vitamins A, B6, and C, and the minerals copper, phosphorus, potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium!  You can enjoy them raw in a salad
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Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Asparagus

March 29th, 2013


Nothing says spring like fresh asparagus.  It’s low in calories, high in antioxidants and a good source of fiber…a perfect vegetable to add to your “pre-bathing suite season” diet!  When shopping for asparagus, look for spears that snap and have a nice, tight head….a sure sign of freshness! Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Asparagus Large bunch of
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Honey Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

December 6th, 2012


I recently received a cheese pumpkin in my Alan’s Orchard Fresh Box.  Cheese pumpkins do not look like your typical Halloween pumpkin.  It actually looks more like the pumpkin that turned into Cinderella’s carriage! and it is lighter in color…although only on the outside.  The inside of a cheese pumpkin is a beautiful bright orange
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Homemade Pizza

October 8th, 2012


Trying to get the kids to eat more veggies?  Throw a pizza party!  Start with whole wheat dough and pizza sauce (we got ours from Trader Joe’s), add a variety of healthy toppings (get creative…we used artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and roasted red and yellow peppers) and some fresh mozzarella. Let your kids spread the
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