Thursday, November 26, 2015

Mommy & Me: Create a Turkey! Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dip with Apples

Today is the Thanksgiving holiday.  There are so many wonderful things to be thankful for.  We hope that whatever you are doing today, your heart is filled with joy and love.

We also hope you will enjoy this adorable video recipe for PUMPKIN PEANUT BUTTER DIP WITH APPLES.  See recipe below.  You can also see our calendar page for a list of our free classes.  Join us for one soon!

Utah County Food Sense

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WIC: A 52 week meal plan; 52 weeks of recipes with APPROVED WIC foods

What is WIC? (Women, Infants & Children)
An organization that provides healthy food for growing families, preferably expected mothers of infants.

Who qualifies for WIC?

     Currently living in UT

Have a family income according to WIC guide lines

             Fits into one or more of the below categories:

Pregnant, breastfeeding, a woman who just had a baby, children less than 5 years

There are many foods approved for WIC, and If you would like to find an approved list please refer to the Utah Department of Health

The following recipes below incorporate one of the many approved WIC food items.
This week I am going to give a few easy recipes that incorporate EGGS.

Health Benefits of eggs:                                                        
Strong muscles
A healthy brain
Good energy
Healthy immune System
Lower risk of heart disease
Healthy baby development
Healthy eyesight
Weight loss and maintenance
Healthy appearance

**Eggs are the best source of protein AVAILABLE**

Banana Pancakes
2 eggs + 1 banana

  • Place eggs and banana in blender and blend until smooth
  • Heat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray
  • Drop batter in pancake size on hot skillet. Wait until bubbles form and flip
  • Remove from heat and enjoy!

Breakfast Omelet in a muffin tin: 
This is a fun recipe that can include the help of your children and a yummy breakfast full of protein.

2 - 4 Tbsp. of milk
1 - 2 cups filling (ham, geen onion, peppers, tomatoes, and onion)
1 – 2 cups grated cheese
8 eggs

1.    Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray
2. Chop all fillings and add to scrambled egg mixture
      3. Pour into each muffin cup about 3/4 full and cook for about 15 mins. Checking occasionally.
      4. Enjoy!

       Sources: Utah Health 


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Crockpot Meal!

Life can be crazy busy as the holidays approach. The crock pot can be your best friend during these times!! The crock pot allows you to put in all ingredients hours before you are ready to eat. While your food is cooking you can shop til you drop, spend time with family and whatever else that may arise during the holidays. Not to mention what a wonderful aroma one pot meals have while cooking. Here is the recipe!!  For more one pot meals click here.

3 Regular Sized Potatoes
2 1/2 c Carrots
4 Chicken Tenders or 2 Chicken Breasts
1 Cup of Chicken Broth or 1 Cup of Water with 1 Chicken Bullion Cube
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Pepper
1 Tsp Minced Garlic
1 Tbsp Thyme (can be substituted for any spice you love. Ex: italian seasoning, lemon seasoning)
1 Tsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp of Chopped Onion (or you can use a real onion)

Turn Crock Pot on low..... Cook for 3 & 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. ENJOY!