Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Chocolate Avocado FrostingThree Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

Frosting is an easy menu item to remove to cut back on the sugar impact from dessert, but let’s face it: sometimes you just want frosting. On a cupcake or on a spoon, it’s a pleasure. This nutritious variation on chocolate frosting can be tweaked with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to fit whatever you’re […]

Continue reading »

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin HummusThree Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

This good-sized batch of hummus is the perfect appetizer for a fall or holiday gathering. Serve with sliced apples and whole-grain crackers.

Continue reading »

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip CookiesTwo Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value.

Pumpkin and chocolate are a wonderful combination, especially when paired with that classic fall spice combination. Lightly sweetened with dates, these cookies are delicious and keep the sugar in your treats low.

Continue reading »

Roasted Butternut Brains

Butternut BrainsOne Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value.

Squash can be a tricky vegetable to put under the blade of the spiralizer, but the flavor and texture are worth the effort. Once you get comfortable with butternut, branch out into other squashes by slicing the squash into suitably sized pieces. Consider tossing with some sliced cloves of garlic or pumpkin spice for fun […]

Continue reading »

Chili Mac

Chili MacTwo Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value.

You can feed a crowd with this hearty, comforting recipe or you can portion the unbaked mixture off into a freezer bag for quick meals for one or two.

Continue reading »

Pizza Waffles

Pizza WafflesTwo Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value.

Pizza and waffles are always fun…and so is combining them! Make the pizzas your own by adding your favorite veggies and lean meats as toppings for a more filling meal.

Continue reading »

Banana Bread Pancakes

Banana Bread PancakesThree Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

Pancakes are a perfect candidate for practicing your healthier cooking skills. Using all whole wheat imparts a lovely, nutty flavor, and a simple ripe banana contributes all the sugar you need while replacing the egg nicely. A few spices for pizzazz and a handful of nuts for protein, fiber and omega-3s give you a simple […]

Continue reading »

Fruit Salsa

Fruit SalsaThree Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

Developed to work with the resources available to a public school lunch program and specially designed to appeal to kids, this fruit salsa is a healthy and tasty snack ideal for serving to any group of kids. Serve it up at your next classroom party or send it with your kids as a mid-day snack—either […]

Continue reading »