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Butternut Squash Fries

Posted on: October 4, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Get the most out of seasonal vegetables! Try these crispy, nutrient-rich fries made from butternut squash. INGREDIENTS 1 large butternut squash 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon homemade Cajun Spice blend (see recipe below) CAJUN SPICE BLEND 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika 1/2 tablespoon… Read More »


Jazz Up Your Water!

Posted on: September 20, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Want a refreshing drink, but still crave something sweet? Cut up fresh fruit or veggies and add to chilled water. Make sure you squeeze the fruit to release the juice. Try these combinations for healthy alternatives to soda and other sugary drinks: Strawberries and blueberries Lemon slices and strawberries Orange slices, lemon slices and lime… Read More »


Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Posted on: September 20, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

This easy Black Bean Burrito Bowl will hit the spot! It’s packed with protein and fiber. This vegetarian meal can also be the perfect addition to your weekly meal plan. Makes 4 servings. INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked rice 1/4 cup chopped cilantro Juice of half a lime 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed… Read More »


Banana Smoothie

Posted on: September 13, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Need a soothing snack to help you slip away to dreamland? Reach for foods that contain tryptophan, a sleep-promoting substance found in dairy foods, nuts, seeds, honey, eggs and bananas. Ingredients 1 whole ripe banana, cut in chunks 1 1/2 cups ice 1/2 cup skim milk or nonfat plain yogurt Directions Put milk or yogurt… Read More »


Feeling Sluggish? Skip the Energy Drink.

Posted on: September 13, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Do you reach for energy drinks when you feel tired thinking they can keep you focused and provide caffeine with vitamins and supplements that are good for your body? You might want to reconsider. According to the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the term energy drink was created by beverage companies… Read More »


Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie

Posted on: September 6, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

This antioxidant rich smoothie is a great way to add some protein and fiber to your day. It also helps you reach your daily goal to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. This delicious recipe makes two 16-ounce servings. INGREDIENTS 1 medium banana 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup frozen… Read More »


Choose a Healthier Option!

Posted on: August 30, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

The hot summer days may have you parched, but don’t give in to sugary soft drinks, fruit drinks or sweetened teas to quench your thirst. They are high in empty calories. For example, just nine ounces of soda has 110 to 150 empty calories. These sweetened drinks are empty calories that increase cholesterol, blood pressure… Read More »


Get Off to a Healthy Start!

Posted on: August 16, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, have better concentration and more energy. Many children eat one, if not two, meals in school each day, making nutrition an important part of school life. These tips can help you consider how to offer the best nutrition options… Read More »


Blueberries and Oatmeal with a Cool Twist!

Posted on: August 2, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Try this grab-and-go breakfast that’s rich in fiber which is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. Customize it with your favorite fruit and enjoy! Ingredients 1/3 cup skim milk 1/3 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt 1/3 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup blueberries (or your favorite fruit) Preparation Stir all ingredients together and spoon into… Read More »


Healthy Breakfast on the Go!

Posted on: August 2, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Mornings are a busy time for many families. It’s hard to prepare a healthy breakfast to satisfy all taste buds. Here are some quick and healthy suggestions to get your family out the door. Fresh fruit: Use fruit that’s easy to transport, such as apples, bananas or grapes. Cut your favorite fruits into chunks the… Read More »