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GO B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
EASY BANANA BREAD RECIPE (makes one loaf) 4 bananas, mashed 1 1/2 cups flour  (try mixing half whole wheat or almond flour too!) 1/4 cup butter or nut butter 1/4 cup applesauce 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten or 1 egg & 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 te...

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GET READY FOR MARCH - NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH!
National Nutrition Month ®  is a nutrition education campaign created annually in  March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habi...

Power Up Your Day With Breakfast!

Breakfast is a very important meal. It sets the tone for the rest of the day by affecting energy levels, mood, sleep, ability to focus and complete tasks, and dietary patterns. An example of a nutrition packed breakfast staple is oatmeal. This fiber-packed whole grain food can be spiced up and flavored in many different ways. Oatmeal is also economical, relatively easy to prepare, and very shelf stable. There are many different varieties of oatmeal: steel cut, old fashioned, quick cook, and flavored instant oats. Steel cut oats are the least processed form of oats, next is old fashioned, then quick cook, and flavored instant oats are the most processed. The most processed version of oatmeal contains more nutrients because the oat grain is intact. All oats contains fiber, but the least processed versions contain the most soluble fiber. Consuming foods high in soluble fiber help prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber also stabilizes blood sugar by slowing down the body’s absorption of sugar from food. Try this fiber packed autumn recipe below for your next breakfast!


Powered Up Apple Pie Oatmeal

Ingredients
1 apple (diced)
½ cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup skim milk (replace with non-dairy milk or water if lactose free)
2 T cinnamon
1 tsp honey
2 T Almond Butter (optional)




Directions
1. Dice apple and set aside.
2. Combine oats, milk, and apple chunks into a microwavable bowl.
3. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
4. Remove bowl from microwave.
5. Add honey, cinnamon, and almond butter and stir.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information (includes almond butter and skim milk)
Serves- 1
Calories- 546 calories
Carbohydrate-77g
Total Fat-20.3g
Saturated Fat- 1.6g
Protein-21.5g
Dietary Fiber-11.4g



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HOLIDAY TREAT
Dark
Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Put ¼ cup popcorn kernels in a brown bag and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Melt
one full size Hershey’s dark chocolate bar in microwave for 45 seconds to 1
minute and then stir. Repeat until melted. Drizzle over popcorn and to...

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Homemade Vegetable Chips vs Potato Chips
Homemade Vegetable Chips vs. Potato Chips? Potato chips have a large amount of saturated fat and sodium. Although homemade vegetable chips are not a substitute for fresh vegetables they can add in a serving of vegetables to your diet without added sodium an...
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