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 [...]
With fresh or frozen fruit, this sauce is a delicious alternative to syrup on pancakes or waffles. And it's easy make, bonus! serves 2 – 4 2 cups blueberries, frozen 1 T agave or honey 1/8 tsp lemon zest 1/2 cup water 1 tsp corn starch 2 tsp water Directions: In a small [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Roasted vegetables are always a winner since they’re extremely easy to prep, and cook. Try all sorts of combinations or keep it simple with just one of two flavors. Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 4 cups eggplant, skin peeled or alternate peels, cubed 1 cup zucchini, skin on or off, sliced half moon 3 cups [...]
A healthy twist on a home-cooked favortie! Asparagus and whole-grain pasta, and it’s delicious as ever.
Just in time for the weekend, I share with you my recipe for delicious vegetable pizza.
I got a box of amazing tomatoes from our CSA, Loon Organics, this past weekend, and wow! They are so delicious. I decided to make a basic tomato sauce with the majority of them. This sauce can be a base for all sorts of things from soups, pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce. The same night I [...]
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!
You can maybe tell that I'm on a bit of a Basil kick, lately. It's summer and I have beautiful green vegetables coming out of my garden. What better way to get a nutritious, delicious side dish than pack that flavor with some fresh zucchini? That combination inspired this dish that I made for my [...]