Better Eating,
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The Benefits of Good Nutrition

Healthy Recipes


Spring

Asparagus and Radish

This is a light, crisp and refreshing salad to enjoy as a side dish or on its own. The flavor of ginger and scallions will wake up your taste buds without overwhelming.

Mushroom and Asparagus

An inventive take on pizza that adds healthy protein and vegetables to a traditional favorite. Great for lunch, dinner, or a weekend brunch!

Kale and Leeks

Make a traditional vegetable dish healthy and delicious. Nutrient-packed kale is served up with a cream sauce that’s lower in fat.

Turnip

Eggs finished in the oven frittata-style is great for Sunday brunch or a family-pleasing dinner any day of the week. An easy-to-make egg dish packed with protein and vegetable nutrients.

Shrimp Alfredo

Your family will think you took some Italian cooking lessons! This is a classic, gourmet Alfredo dish that will sure to delight with its creamy texture — and it’s easier to make than you may think. Buon appetito!

Fresh and Creamy Asparagus Soup

It’s a classic gourmet dish to delight your family and guests, and easy to prepare. Using light coconut milk is a neat and inventive way to add flavor and make this creamy soup lower in calories.

Black Beans

This one-pot meal is a great way to use up some pantry and freezer items. If you’re a some-like-it-hot kind of person, try the spiciest variety of salsa or picante sauce for this satisfying dish, use more crushed red pepper flakes, or sprinkle with canned jalapeno slices.

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This recipe is so beautiful and yet so simple to prepare. Start with memory promoting omega-3 rich salmon, spread it with minced garlic, sprinkle with fresh basil, then layer sliced tomatoes on top. Put it on the grill for 10 minutes and you're done!

Summer

Zucchini

Enjoy the great taste of roasted fresh veggies with this fast and easy recipe that adds the richness of parmesan cheese.

Cucumber

A cool and refreshing idea for salad, with just a hint of crunch and flavor from toasted sesame seeds. Fast, easy, delicious!

BBQ Chicken

Using a slow-cooker makes it incredibly easy to prepare this BBQ chicken that features some rich and subtle spicing. You’ll love it – and the kids may find it a favorite too.

Blueberries and Walnuts

Celebrate your love of blueberries with this light and delicious summer dessert. If you’re new to baking you’ll find this tart surprisingly easy to prepare.

Grilled Pork Loin

Bust out the grill and fire it up to make these oh-so-flavorful pork loins. The taste from the herb vinaigrette is sure to impress your family and guests.

Shrimp

This creative slow-cooker recipe will delight you and your guests with its flavors. Prep it, set it, and forget it!

Cucumber

Cucumber salads are a refreshing and easy side for a cookout. This one, with Greek overtones, uses fresh mint, but you can substitute fresh dill for a northern European flavor.

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Slow-cooked tomatoes, onion, garlic, and mushrooms make a heavenly sauce. Add a roast and some potatoes to the simmering pot, and you have a rustic Italian feast. You’ll even have enough roast left for a second meal.

Mini pizzas

Get creative with toppings and serve this to your kids as a healthy lunchbox item. Let kids decide what toppings to add. Try broccoli and mushrooms or slices of deli ham and canned pineapple chunks.

Fall

avocado

This is a light, cool and refreshing salad perfect for the late days of summer when the sun is still taking its time going down. Healthy, tangy, easy to make!

zucchini noodles

Using fresh zucchini for the “noodles” instead of pasta cuts down on carbs and still satisfies cravings for a spicy dish. It’s altogether lighter than traditional Pad Thai and may well win over a lot of purists!

bok choy

A great side dish to accompany any main protein, the light bok choy will take on the flavors of garlic, lemon and tarragon to create a unique flavor that will wake up your taste buds.

Turkey Stroganoff

Want a warming, hearty and healthy meal without working hard for it? Let your slow cooker do the work for you. This is a sure-fire way to fend off the cold weather blues.

beets

As the weather starts to chill a bit, this elegant use of a common vegetable is a delicious and comforting side dish. Try it now – if you love it, make it again as part of Thanksgiving.

Baby Back Ribs

A meat-lover’s delight. It’s so easy to set the ingredients in your slow-cooker and let all these good seasonings seep into the ribs as they cook. Pretty much guaranteed to become a family favorite.

Tailgate shrimp packet

These are one of the easiest, tastiest summer dinners and they’re perfect for tailgating. Tender shrimp, flavorful sausage, sweet corn cobs, baby potatoes, and loads of veggies are all brightly seasoned and cooked together, which gives great flavor and means easy clean up!

Napa Cabbage

Lycopene (found in grapefruit) and cruciferous vegetables (including cabbage) both appear to reduce the risk of some types of cancer.

Vivian's Recipes

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Vivian Howard needed to reduce the pasta carbs for her dad John, who’s watching his blood sugar. With the help of Nutrition Counselor Tracy Owens, Vivian’s replaced the spaghetti with broccoli, and topped it with a veggie-filled tomato sauce and sliced Parmesan.

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With the help of Nutrition Counselor Tracy Owens, Vivian created a delicious new take on mashed potatoes, swapping the high-carb potato with vitamin-rich cauliflower, and fat-filled gravy with a caramelized onion, garlic, and bean-based gravy puree!

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Vivian Howard’s friend Miss Lillie loves the local dish known as “Kill Hungry”—loaded with macaroni noodles, beef and a hearty tomato sauce. To make it healthier, Vivian teamed with Nutrition Counselor Tracy Owens to cut down the pasta carbs and amp up the vegetables. 

Winter

Black-Eyed Peas

This is the definition of a warming winter vegetable stew – and it’s easy to prepare. The texture of black eyed peas and the addition of collard greens give this soup a memorable taste you’ll want to make throughout the winter months.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

An ol’ school favorite also known as Tuna Rockefeller. This casserole is plenty healthy with the protein of tuna and vitamin-rich spinach, combined with the creamy and crunchy goodness of a “Mac & Cheese”-like texture.

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This classic, cheesy and slightly spicy dip is sure to become a crowd pleaser! It’s so easy to prepare using your slow cooker to do the work for you.

Lentil Soup

Want a bit of spice to go with your warming winter soup? This one’s for you, and it’s easy. Just place all the ingredients including lentils, carrots, and five different spices into your slow cooker, and in a few hours, it’s soup!

Apple Steel-Cut Oats

A refreshing twist on wintery oatmeal: you lightly toast the steel-cut oats before adding fresh apples into the mixture. Cinnamon and brown sugar, plus the protein of Greek yogurt for serving, makes for a well-rounded and satisfying breakfast.

Mac & Cheese

What if Mac & Cheese took on a caramel and nutty taste? That’s what you get with this delicious mac & cheese for grown-ups, using the unexpected ingredient butternut squash, along with sharp and sweet Gouda cheese. Makes you wish for cold weather!

 

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