Articles in the ‘Nutrition & Health’ Category

Family! Food! Fun! Yummy Holiday Traditions

November 10th, 2017 | By

  This time of year, families in Des Moines – and all over the world – are celebrating the holidays. Some people have family traditions based on religious beliefs. Some celebrations are based…

Potato Latkes (pronounced “lot-kuhs”)

November 9th, 2017 | By

What You’ll Need: 5 big potatoes 1 yellow onion 5 eggs 1 t salt and a dash of pepper 2 Toil   DIRECTIONS Get an adult’s help or permission. Ask them to help…

Turkey (Leftover) Quesadillas

November 9th, 2017 | By

What You’ll Need: 2 C leftover turkey, shredded 1 T parsley, chopped 1/2 t salt and 1/2 t pepper 8 small flour tortillas 2 C cranberry sauce or jellied cranberry (optional) 1 C…

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

November 9th, 2017 | By

INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 1/2 C brown sugar 1 t ground cinnamon 1/2 t salt 1/2 t ground nutmeg 1/4 t ground cloves 1/8 t ground ginger 1-1/4 C evaporated milk 1 (15 ounce)…

Surprise Pizza

September 20th, 2017 | By

what you’ll need: 1/4 C (each) of whatever toppings you want to use: We suggest any of these: olives, mushrooms, bell peppers, marinated chicken strips, ground turkey (browned and drained), and anything else…

Easy-Peasy Pasta

September 20th, 2017 | By

what you’ll need: 8 oz. bowtie pasta (sometimes called farfalle) – whole wheat or gluten free pasta work great in this recipe! 3 T plus 1 t extra-virgin olive oil 1 C corn…

Make your MOVE after school

September 20th, 2017 | By

When you get home from school, it’s easy to flop in front of the TV or an iPad with a bag of chips and lose track of time until dinner, Dorito dust coating…

Breakfast: Not so boring!

September 18th, 2017 | By

Breakfast. It’s the first meal of the day, and some say the most important. Did you know that the word breakfast means ‘to break your fast’? You haven’t eaten all night, so when…

Candy without cavities?

September 18th, 2017 | By

Can you eat candy without getting cavities? The answer is … maybe! Most candy is sugary. We know not to eat too much of it because too much sugar on our teeth can…

Fun Fajita Ranch Chicken Wraps

May 16th, 2017 | By

INGREDIENTS 12 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breast strips 1/2 t chili powder 1/4 t garlic powder Non-stick cooking spray 1 small bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips 2 T ranch dressing 2…