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Healthier Valentine’s Day Treats

These recipes are a healthier take on Valentine’s Day treats and are easy to make at home. They’re especially great for kids’ classroom parties! Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan Black Bean Brownie Hearts with Powdered Sugar and Cherry Topping Ingredients 1 (15 oz.) can unsalted black beans, thoroughly rinsed and drained 2 eggs 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted 3/4 cup cocoa… 

Healthy and Affordable Gifts to Give this Holiday Season

  The average American anticipates spending more than $1000 during the holiday season. In fact, 58 percent of families go beyond their means and a quarter are willing to withdraw money from retirement funds, emergency savings or loans in order to fulfill holiday wish lists. When mapping out your holiday spending, consider the following healthy gifts that are thoughtful, practical and won’t break the… 

Need Quick, Healthy Halloween Treats? We’ve Got Spooky, Fun Recipes Here!

Halloween is creeping up, which means that soon your little ones will be running around your neighborhood, decked out in costumes and collecting as much candy as possible! While you probably don’t need to cook anything super sweet this week—trick-or-treating will keep your little ones stocked with sugary goodies—you may want something a little healthier to enjoy that’s still in… 

Pear and Roasted Fall Vegetables with Green Tahini Dressing

This recipe is a great way to take advantage of abundant fall produce. It’s packed with healthy ingredients such as Brussels sprouts, pears, butternut squash, bell peppers, mushrooms and more. Brussels sprouts contain more than 100 percent of your daily vitamin C needs and are surprisingly high in protein. Pears are considered one of the highest-fiber fruits, with an average… 

Overnight Oats with Raspberry and Cherry Chia Jam

Breakfast may be known as the most important meal of the day, but more often than not, we are missing out. Based on a recent poll, 53 percent of Americans miss breakfast at least once a week. And from that, 12 percent do not even bother to eat breakfast. Overnight oats can help make eating breakfast easier and can save time in your… 

Red, White and Blue Recipe Roundup

Looking for a patriotic dessert or side dish to bring to your next summer get-together? Look no further because we have five unique recipes that will wow your family and friends. Not only are these recipes kid-friendly and fun but many of them contain antioxidant-packed blueberries and calcium-filled cheese. Here are some of our favorite recipes to add some red,… 

Campfire Cooking: Banana S’mores

  A healthy take on campfire s’mores, try this simple recipe for a sweet snack. If you’re at the end of your camping trip, you can still use slightly ripe bananas for this recipe. The riper the banana, the better. Bananas are particularly high in Vitamin B, potassium, manganese and Vitamin C, all necessary daily nutrients. If you are backpacking, bananas…