St. Patrick’s Day Smoothie

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This is the featured recipes for my Healthy Kids Corner Radio Show with Ryan Redman on March 10.  (Yes, St. Patrick's Day is the 17th, but the show will not air on the 17th as that is KDPI's slot to interview our mayor Nina Jonas). Enjoy this fun green smoothie! Ingredients: 4 pitted dates 1 cup almond milk 1/4 avocado pitted Handful spinach Handful ice 1/4 tsp … [Read more...]

Colorful Carrot Hummus

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A guest post by Julia Goodhouse. Hummus can be one of those lovely blank canvases that is brighter and better when paired with other flavors. This carrot hummus is from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's "River Cottage Veg" cookbook and it's delicious. The roasted carrots and tiny drip of honey add sweetness, the toasted spices give it a satisfying warmth. Ingredients: 1 … [Read more...]

Corporate Wellness Granola

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Congratulations to all of the teams signed up for the 2015 Corporate Wellness Challenge at the Wood River Community YMCA!  This granola recipe was served as part of the Kick-Off Expo on February 10, 2015. Mix the following in a large bowl: -8 cups rolled oats (used Bob's Red Mill Organic) -2 cups chopped nuts (organic almonds for the Expo -but know that you can mix up with … [Read more...]

Veggie Burgers

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(Re-published in February 2015 as the Featured Recipe for the Healthy Kids Corner Radio Show on KDPI 89.3FM). Original post (October 2014):  As part of the Food Unit at Community School, 8th grade students learn about the food chain, food's impact on the environment, and how each and every one of us "votes with our fork" several times a day in the world of food economics. … [Read more...]

Festive Turkey Sliders

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If you are looking to feed a diverse crowd (think adults AND children eating from the same menu), Festive Turkey Sliders might be your ticket.  We made these recently in advance of an "after party" at our home when a few families came over to eat following a holiday performance.   I was to attend the performance, so I needed to have something warm and delicious ready upon our … [Read more...]

Winter Greens with Citrus Dressing

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This is a wonderful side dish for the winter months when you crave just a little more color and zest.  Grab the best and freshest greens you can find (we can still get some from our greenhouse here in January, which is amazing!) and make this dressing: Ingredients: 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 2 T fresh lime juice 2 T fresh lemon juice 2 T rice wine vinegar 2 T … [Read more...]

Vegetable Lentil Soup with Poached Egg

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A Guest Post by Julia Goodhouse.  Re-printed from original post dated January 15, 2013. When traveling to other countries it always surprises me how different the breakfast are from our standard American fare: grilled vegetables, baked beans, stir fry and soups are common breakfast foods.   Why not try something different in the New Year? Happy 2015! Vegetable Lentil … [Read more...]

Birthday Moroccan Stew

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Re-printed from original post dated January 3rd, 2012. Gluten-free/Dairy-free! My daughter’s birthday is on new Year’s Eve, and she turned ELEVEN this year!  We are having a big party for her next weekend, but for “her night” she wanted to have a friend sleepover and have a special dinner.  One of Elena’s favorite foods is garbanzo beans/chickpeas, so I starting planning … [Read more...]

Cure for your Cold? (Ginger Tea)

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A guest post by Juliette Britton Ginger Tea! It may not completely cure your cold, but it will definitely help soothe a sore throat.  At the first signs of a cold, I drink 1 to 2 ginger teas per day, and I find my symptoms subside quickly. Since it is caffeine free- it safe for most children 2 years and older (you just need a little less ginger- and maybe more … [Read more...]

Miso and Greens Soup

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Gluten-free/dairy-free/nut-free.  I have previously mentioned Julia's Miso and Greens Soup, and I didn't want to keep you waiting.  So here is the recipe-- enjoy! 3 Tablespoons olive oil 2 small sweet onions chopped, or 1 small sweet onion and 3 leeks (white part only) chopped 2 to 4 cloves of garlic (depending on your love of garlic) chopped 6 cups chicken stock 2 cups … [Read more...]