Build a Balanced Smoothie

Smoothies can be a balanced meal with the right components. Keep in mind the following major parts to a balanced smoothie: FruitVegetablesProteinFatLiquidFlavor add ins Tip: As a simple meal prep, pre-portion the following frozen ingredients into single serving containers to add to the blender on busy mornings. Add your liquids/refrigerated foods right to the blender. … Continue reading Build a Balanced Smoothie

Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

In a cold cereal, toast or bagel rut? Read on to find 5 delicious, nutrient dense breakfast recipes. All can be made the night before for a stress-free morning.   Overnight Oats Many cold-oat skeptics find that they actually enjoy this refreshing spin on the traditionally hot cereal. The flavor possibilities are endless; some of … Continue reading Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

How to Choose a Healthy Cereal

Cereal is a common go-to breakfast food because it is quick, easy and convenient. Unfortunately, many popular cereals are loaded with sugar, so it is important to check out the food label to make sure you are making a good choice. It can be confusing when going down the cereal aisle, but the following tips … Continue reading How to Choose a Healthy Cereal

Start the School Year off Right with Breakfast

Studies show that kids who eat breakfast in the morning are more alert during the school day, have improved behavior, and perform better in the classroom. Unfortunately, many kids don’t eat breakfast before going to school, which means they be missing out on important nutrients. Breakfast is an important meal for your kids, so make … Continue reading Start the School Year off Right with Breakfast

Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Ingredients: 2 red or pink grapefruit 8 tsp packed light brown sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp melted butter 2 Tbsp heavy cream 2 Tbsp non-fat or low-fat plain greek yogurt 1 tsp granulated sugar ¼ tsp vanilla extract Directions: 1. Position the oven rack about 3 inches from the heat source, preheat broiler. … Continue reading Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Brunch Parfaits

Ingredients: 1/3 cup apricot preserves 3 cups sliced strawberries 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup low-fat granola without raisins 2 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted Preparation: Place apricot preserves in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at high for 10-15 seconds. Add strawberries and toss gently to coat. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt into each of … Continue reading Brunch Parfaits