Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 16 oz. Service Foods skinless, boneless chicken breast 8 oz. finely chopped onions (3 medium) 1 8 oz. package fresh mushrooms, sliced 4 oz. Service Foods chopped carrots1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/3 cup long grain rice, uncooked 1 14 oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 cup water 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 12 oz. cans evaporated milk 2 tablespoons all-purpose gluten free flour 8 oz. Service Foods chopped spinach 2 teaspoons finely
By Jodie Parus, RD, LD School has only just begun for the year, but some parents may have already received a call in regards to their child's behavior...disrupting class, lack of concentration or behavior affecting performance may have been mentioned. Scores of parents struggle with their children's behavior on a regular basis, from irritability, to being over-stimulated, to just not following directions. Families may be unaware of the connection between nutrition and behavior and that
Ingredients: 1 lb Service Foods stew beef 2 T olive oil 4 c beef stock 4 oz. Service Foods chopped onion 1 c chopped celery 4 oz. Service Foods chopped carrots 2 white potatoes1 28oz can diced tomatoes1 tbs. tomato paste ½ t rosemary½ t thyme Directions: 1. Brown the beef and vegetables in a pot with some olive oil before tossing into the slow cooker. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for 6 hours or until meat is tender. 3. Season to taste
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It's that time of year when everything pumpkin is coming out, instead of putting weight on with pumpkin pastries and pancakes try this healthy pumpkin muffin instead, great for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Its reduced calories, refined sugar free, low sugar, and higher in protein. Ingredients:1⁄2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. baking powder 1/3 c gluten free rolled oats 1⁄2 c pumpkin 1 whole egg 1 Tbsp. almond or coconut flour 1 Tbsp. protein powder (vanilla) 1 tsp. stevia or honey
By Jodie Parus, RD, LDNumerous types of nuts and seeds can be simple additions to your diet that contribute required protein, fat and fiber. Hemp has recently become more popular and you may be seeing more about hemp seeds as well as hemp milk or hemp protein powder popping up on the shelves. Here's the low-down on hemp seeds and their benefits. They are a great source of protein, as they contain all 9 essential amino acids. They also have an ideal essential fatty acid profile, are
Ingredients: 4 Service Foods boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 box gluten free pasta 16 oz jar of favorite all natural tomato sauce 1 ½ large red onions, sliced 1 ½ large red, orange or yellow peppers, sliced 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 garlic cloves minced 2 ½ teaspoons of salt 2 ½ teaspoons of pepper 3 teaspoons of Italian seasoning 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley Directions: 1.
Ingredients: 1 green apple, cored and diced ½ c pomegranate seeds 2 c finely chopped kale 4 c mixed greens ½ c chopped raw walnuts 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced ¼ extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar ½ tsp. cumin 1 garlic clove, minced 1 avocado, diced Directions: 1. In a large bowl, combine apple, pomegranate seeds, kale, mixed greens, walnuts, and cucumber. 2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, cumin, garlic. Whisk until well blended.
Ingredients: 1 cup dried tart cherries 2 cups oats - old fashioned or quick-cooking 1 cup walnuts ¼ cup flax seed meal 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs ⅔ cup honey ¼ cup dark cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup dark chocolate chips Directions: 1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray. 2. In a food processor, pulse together dried tart cherries, oats, walnuts, flax seed meal and salt until finely chopped, roughly the consistency of sand.
By Jodie Parus, RD, LDThe number of overweight and obese children has been steadily increasing over the last several decades. The numbers are startling and the lack of conversation around the topic is of great concern. In the United States: Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years In 2012, more than 1/3 of children and adolescents were overweight or obese Approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese