Month: May 2010

Picnic Favorites!

Picnic Favorites!

For your Memorial Day picnic here are some top products to serve at your party!   ON THE GRILL These sausages come in all flavors and great on the grill! Low in fat, high in protein and packed with a ton of flavor – yummy! […]

Favorite Friday Product – DiGiorno’s Pizza

Favorite Friday Product – DiGiorno’s Pizza

  There always needs to be a pizza during the week and relieve you from cooking! Yummy!! And you can eat a 1/3 of the pizza for the serving size!    280 calories; 14g fat; 5g sat fat; 680mg sodium; 25g carb; 2g fiber; 14g […]

Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies

Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies

Serves 60 (1 cookie each).  Source: Stacy Mitchell, RD, LD

Ingredients

½ cup light butter, softened

1/3 cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

½ cup peanut butter

1 cup quinoa flour

¾ cup quinoa flakes

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs.
  4. Add peanut butter and mix well.
  5. Combine quinoa flour, flakes, baking soda and salt. Gradually stir into sugar mixture.
  6. Drop by teaspoons about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 11 to12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  8. Let cookies stand on baking sheet 2 to 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 40, Carbohydrate: 5 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Protein: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 55 mg, Sugar: 3 g Trans fats: 0 g

 

These little guys are wonderful, but what the heck is quinoa?  This grain is packed with nutrition and such a fun way to use it in this recipe.    Give it a try!

 

What is Quinoa? Previous DD post

 

Quinoa is pronounced keen-wa), and is a grain that comes from South America.

It is an ancient super food of the Inca civilization, known as the mother grain.

NUTRITION:

Quinoa contains  more protein than any other grain.  It is a great source of fiber and loaded with many vitamins and minerals such as heart-healthy folate, vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and selenium.  It is one of the few grains that is a complete protein.

Kids Snack Activity

Kids Snack Activity

If you get kids involved in making their own, the more likely they eat it.  So if you pick healthier foods, they will too!   I don’t believe in not letting my child have “bad food” such as chocolate.  I truly try to set an […]

Pizza Wraps – Shh, they are loaded with veggies!

Pizza Wraps – Shh, they are loaded with veggies!

Of course the trick to adding vegetables to any dish is hiding them.  Here is a great trick for snack, lunch or dinner – to add even more veggies in something very tasty.  Plus I think if you put the word pizza with it – […]

What’s for Breakfast?

What’s for Breakfast?

As we know one of the most important meals of the day – breakfast!  Getting you started for the day and jump-starting that metabolism.

 

Hmm. . . . what will keep you full through the morning – that is right, load up on the fiber and protein!

 

Here is a great little recipe that is simple, easy and filling! Add a nice big glass of milk to make this even more filling.

 

Breakfast Fruit Pizza

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 light whole-grain English muffin

1 tbsp whipped brown sugar cream cheese, divided

2 tbsp fresh raspberries, divided

2 tbsp fresh blueberries, divided

1 tsp agave nectar, divided

Preparation

1. Cut English muffin into halves and toast.

2. Spread whipped brown sugar cream cheese onto each muffin half.

3. Add fresh fruit. Drizzle with agave nectar.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 170, Carbohydrate: 34 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Dietary Fiber: 9 g, Fat: 4.5 g, Protein: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 220 mg, Sugar: 8 g Trans fats: 0 g

Favorite Friday Product – Lara Bars

Favorite Friday Product – Lara Bars

  I was very impressed when I tried my first Larabar as I looked at the ingredients – I could read every single one of them and there were only about five ingredients.  Whaat, how can this be?  Even with few ingredients this bar definitely […]