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Summer Yogurt Parfait

This summer yogurt parfait is inspired by the photo on a box of The Original Grape-Nuts cereal! This cereal has 0 grams of added sugar and is made with just 3 ingredients, one of them being whole wheat flour. Combined with Greek yogurt and layers of summer berries, this parfait is super easy to make […]

Strawberry and Tahini Smoothie

In a previous blog for a Chocolate Banana Oat Smoothie, I mentioned that I am working on consuming more fruit. Fruit-based smoothies with no added sugars are a way that works for me to enjoy more fruit on a daily basis. Do you have leftover tahini in your refrigerator from making hummus or a salad […]

Healthier Eggnog Recipe

Christmas is this Friday! For many families, eggnog is a timeless tradition during the holidays but it comes with a hefty amount of calories (around 180 calories for 4 ounces). For those who crave the flavor on a regular basis try out this recipe for a healthy eggnog smoothie: Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients ½ […]

Chocolatey Black Bean Brownies

December 8th is National Brownie Day in the United States. To celebrate, I want to share with you a recipe that gives a new twist on the classic chocolate brownie: the black bean brownie. I know you are probably skeptical of beans in your brownies, but hear me out on this one. These brownies do […]

Cinnamon Baked Pears

A delicious and healthy alternative to fruit pies, these baked pears can be served as dessert, or even eaten with breakfast. This is a favorite of mine at holiday meals when you want something sweet after dinner because they fulfill the sweet tooth craving without being too sugary or too filling. These pears are delicious […]

Carrot Cake Bites

Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients Directions Nutrition Information per Serving 110 Calories, Total Fat 4.5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Protein 1g, Total Carbohydrate 15g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sodium 55mg. Excellent source of vitamin A. You may also enjoy: A Healthy Holiday Classic – Sweet Potato Casserole Pumpkin Mousse Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes Don’t miss another great blog: Subscribe Now

Pumpkin Mousse

This is a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious pumpkin dessert that can be eaten as a snack or dessert around the holidays or really anytime you are craving the flavor of pumpkin.  If you need the crunch of the crust, feel free to layer the bottom of your bowl or sprinkle the top with graham […]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients 1 Cup Skim or 1% Milk (Plus 1 Tablespoon) 4 Teaspoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 Teaspoon Honey 1 Peppermint Tea Bag Directions  Heat one cup of milk in a microwave-safe container for about one minute Add 1 tablespoon of milk and the cocoa powder to a mug  Mix with a fork […]

Berry Yogurt Bark

Recipe from NC Steps to Health Ingredients • 2 cups non-fat plain yogurt• ½ tsp. vanilla extract• ¼ tsp. lemon juice• ¼ tsp. salt• 1 cup strawberries, sliced• 1 cup blueberries, whole Directions Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine yogurt, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt. […]