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super green smoothie chef marshall o'brien courtesy pfk

Recipe: Super Green Smoothie

  Super it is with good, healthy fats, fiber and most importantly flavor!   Serves 4 Preparation Time: 10 Minutes   Ingredients: 2 cups 1% milk 1 banana, peeled, cut in half ½ avocado, pitted, peeled 1 cup spinach, gently packed  1 cup green apple, cored, chopped 3 Tbsp. ground flax seed 2 Tbsp. honey [...]


brussels sprouts chef marshall o'brien

Recipe: Simply Brussels Sprouts

A quick toss of olive oil and salt is all you need to make these beauties dance in your mouth. Enjoy them any time of the day with just about anything. Serves 4 to 5 Ingredients 1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed if needed, cut in half 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 pinches (about 1/8 [...]


curry green lentil soup chef marshall o'brien

Curry Green Lentil Soup

Lentils are a delicious, delightful, inexpensive and packed full of nutrition. Add them to soups, stews, salads, loafs – whatever you wish – it'll be divine. Start by trying my tasty lentil soup recipe. serves 6+ Ingredients: 1 cup onions, chopped small 1 cup potatoes, chopped small 1 bay leaf 2 cups green lentils raw, [...]


Q&A by opensourceway

Q&A: Why is the School Starving my Kid?

There's been so much conversation and controversy about the USDA regulations and school lunch, I thought I would chime in to answer the following question I've heard a lot:   Why is the school starving my kid?     Before parents go on a tirade (which a lot have been, just read the news and [...]


Nutty Breakfast Cookie courtesy Produce for Kids

Recipe: Nutty Breakfast Cookie

These can be a great start to your morning or a great delicious and nutritous snack. Try switching apples for pears, and pistachios/cashews for walnuts if desired.    Serves 12 Preparation Time: 35 Minutes   Ingredients: 2 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract ½ cup honey 2 Tbsp. olive oil ¼ cup pistachios, chopped ¼ [...]


 

Top 5 foods for beautiful skin

  If you want to save $$$ and have better looking skin, and who wouldn't, try switching some of the foods you eat. Here's 5 foods for better skin, thanks to Discovery, Fit & Health:   http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/information/nutrition/5-foods-for-beautiful-skin.htm#mkcpgn=twdh1  


A better school lunch?

Can you picture this on school lunch service?

I had the fantastic pleasure today of cooking with the nutrition staff at Waconia Public Schools. We served up a delicious, nutritious school lunch that we all enjoyed! While it’s not realistic to think this entire meal will be on the menu when school starts next week, Waconia and other districts we’re working with will be slowly introducing new entrees and side dishes in keeping with the new USDA regulations for school lunch programs.

Here’s the entire menu, with recipes, so you can try them at home. Enjoy!


Homemade Apple Orange Juice

Recipe: Homemade Apple Orange Juice

Here's an easy way to get kids to eat fruits and veggies – zip them into juice! This way you know what you're putting into your kids bodies, and they get to be part of the fun. It's a win – win. Serves 2 adults/4 kids Ingredients: 1/2 red apple 1 inch (approx) piece cucumber, [...]


apple-orange-juice

VIDEO: Homemade Apple Orange Juice

  Here's an easy way to get kids to eat fruits and veggies – zip them into juice! This way you know what you're putting into your kids bodies, and they get to be part of the fun. It's a win – win. Apple Orange Carrot Cucumber juice serves 2 adults/4 kids 1/2 red apple [...]


paleo spaghetti chef marshall o'brien

Recipe: Spaghetti Squash & Spaghetti Sauce

This delicious “pasta” dish demonstrates why spaghetti squash got its name.

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