Purple Power Salad

The Purple Power Salad adds color and flavor to your plate.  Try this salad today, you won’t be disappointed!  For more recipes check out www.celebrateyourplate.org

Liven Up Your Meals With Vegetables And Fruits

Are you looking for ideas to liven up your meals?  Including vegetables and fruit in your dishes not only increases fiber and key nutrients, but also adds color, flavor, and texture.  Check out these 10 tips to liven up your meal time! For more information and helpful tips, check out www.choosemyplate.gov

Southwest Shredded Chicken

Did you know that using a crock-pot to cook dinner, won’t heat up your house during these summer months?  Check out this yummy Southwest Shredded Chicken recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser and won’t heat up your entire house!

For more recipes like this one, check out www.celebrateyourplate.org


Enjoying Local Foods

With summer in full swing, enjoying local foods as part of a healthy eating style doesn’t have to be hard.  Here are some tips to help us choose foods that are grown locally in a garden or farm near you!  For more tips, check out www.choosemyplate.gov

A Tasty Twist on a Traditional Salsa

For a fun tasty twist on traditional salsa, try this refreshing fruit salsa served with cinnamon sugar chips. Too hot to bake?  Try serving it with low-fat cinnamon graham crackers instead!  For more recipes check out Celebrate Your Plate.


Focusing on Fruit!

Fruits are an important part of our diet.  Besides being naturally sweet and refreshing, they provide a wide variety of health benefits and nutrients!  We often hear about the importance of fruits for children, but they are important for adults as well.  Here are 10 tips that will help us focus on getting more fruits in our diets.

Homemade Guacamole

Whether it is a new recipe for Taco Tuesday, a mid-day snack, or something to take to your next cookout, Guacamole will make every plate feel a little more festive. It is a refreshing, healthy, and an easy way to add some vegetables to your day. Check it out at CelebrateYourPlate.gov

Add More Vegetables to Your Day!


Vegetables are low-calorie foods that provide us with nutrients that our bodies need. If you want to increase the amount of vegetables you eat (recommended amount is 2.5 – 3 cups/day), check out this 10-tip article from ChooseMyPlate called Add More Vegetables to Your Day.



Healthy Apple Tuna Sandwich

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring.  The Apple Tuna Sandwich is full of flavor and crunch and is kid approved!  Try it this weekend and let us know what you think.  For more recipes check out www.celebrateyourplate.org


Smart Shopping with MyPlate

Eating Healthy does not have to be hard.  When we use MyPlate and shop smart, we can make healthy choices and still enjoy our food!  By choosing fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy we can provide healthy meals for our family.  Check out this tip sheet that can help us shop smart using MyPlate.