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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

If there is anything more refreshing than a cool smoothie on a hot summer day, I don't want to know what it is. A great way to add some yogurt, fruit, and vegetables to your diet, and stay hydrated all at the same time. We know that this recipe will make your kids big smoothie [...]


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Thoughts from MNSA 2014

  The Minnesota School Nutrition Association held its annual conference this past week in St Cloud. As usual it was a lot of fun–where else can you get all of Minnesota's Lunch Ladies and Meal Men together for a great time? The opening key note speaker, Renee Rongen, was fabulous, as she got us all excited and inspired [...]


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Walk with S’wag

As a stake holder for the A Healthier Hasting for All initiative, we support the various community programs they offer, including a recent event for dog owners and lovers called Walk with S' wag. It was a community dog walk to encourage physical activity and smart eating.   We provided some tasty treats that were [...]


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Summer Gazpacho

Delicious and refreshing during summer months because of its cold serving temperature and bursting flavors. Summer Gazpacho Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 cups cucumber 2 cups red bell peppers, cored and seeded 3 cups tomatoes 1 cup red onion 2 tbsp. fresh garlic, or to taste 3 cups tomato juice 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 [...]


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Foods to Improve Mental Clarity

Thanks for tuning in today! Ever have one of those days when your brain seems to be turned off? Brain fog happens to all of us at one point or another. But if you find yourself struggling with a sluggish brain on a daily basis, or you just want to give your brain a little [...]


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Chopped Salad

  Chopped Salad Serves 4 Salad: 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped 1 cup orange or yellow bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup radishes, chopped 1-1/2 cup strawberries, chopped 1 cup whole blueberries 1/2 cup raspberries, whole or roughly chopped Dressing: 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and [...]


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Lentils with Spinach and Asparagus

Lentils with Spinach, Asparagus Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 cups cooked lentils, green 2 cups fresh spinach, rough chopped 2 cups roasted or sauteed asparagus, rough chop 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1 cup red bell pepper, diced 1/4 cup toasted almonds, sliced or slivered to taste Dijon vinaigrette (recipe follows) Directions: Cook lentils according to [...]


 

Dijon Vinaigrette

Dijon Vinaigrette Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 4 tablespoons olive oil salt to taste black pepper to taste Directions: Combine first four ingredients in a bowl. Slowly incorporate the oil while whisking continuously. Adjust seasoning. Store in an airtight container; it can [...]


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St. Louis Park Magazine Feature

Chef Marshall was featured in the July Issue of his hometown, St. Louis Park, magazine.  Chef Marshall talks about changing the paradigm, nourshing vs. eating, and other ways to help you eat smarter.  Thank you to St. Louis Park Magazine and Nick Longworth for the great story!   Click here to view the story.


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Have Your Kids Be Movie Stars

HAVE YOUR KIDS BE MOVIE STARS WITH CHEF MARSHALL IN THE KITCHEN:   We are partnering with ProvidersChoice to film some videos for child care providers to support them serving delicious, smart meals to the children in their care.     Do you have children ages 2-5 who want to be movie stars? They would [...]

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