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Healthy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

It’s time to ditch the old school chocolate pudding and upgrade to this 5 ingredient, nutrient dense, and delicious chia seed pudding, courtesy of our very own Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator, Bridget Woods! Not only will your heart health be thanking you, but your taste buds will too! Ingredients: 6 T chia seeds 1.5 cups of dairy/non-dairy milk (I used Califia Farms Protein Oat milk) 2 T Cacao Powder or Unsweetened cocoa powder Sweetener to Taste (I used 2 T of a natural sugar alternative) Fresh or Frozen Fruit to Garnish (I used Frozen Wild Blueberries) Directions: Add all of the ingredients to a high power blender and blend until desired smooth texture. Chill in refrigerator until cold and …


Homemade for the Holidays

Skip the highly processed frozen pies, instant pudding, and premade pastries. Instead, try one of these flavorful homemade desserts. Pumpkin Parfait Ingredients 1 can 15-ounce low-sodium pumpkin 3 cups fat-free or low-fat vanilla yogurt ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg Granola: ¼ cup raisins ½ cup quick cooking oats ½ cup rice crisps 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ¼ cup brown or white sugar Directions Use blender or fork to mix pumpkin until smooth. Stir in yogurt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place pumpkin mixture in cooler. In a separate bowl, combine all granola ingredients. Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake granola for 10 minutes at 35 F. Set aside to cool. After granola has cooled and …


Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

A common misconception is that Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) is Mexico’s Independence Day. However, Sept. 16th actually marks the day when Mexico declared their fight for independence against Spanish rule. This coincides with the start of National Hispanic Heritage month, celebrated Sept. 15th to October 15th. To commemorate, we are sharing a healthy (and low carb) nacho recipe, courtesy of CTH’s Registered Dietitian, Bridget Henderson! Ingredients 1 package mini sweet peppers, halved and seeds removed 1 lb ground turkey or lean ground beef Less sodium Taco Seasoning (or homemade) Nonfat Greek Yogurt (for topping) Jalapenos Low Sodium Black Beans Salsa (for topping) Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese Corn Salsa (optional, for topping) Cilantro (for garnish)  (This recipe uses mini …


Egging for Easter

Easter is around the corner and with that brings all kinds of fun activities for kids and adults. While Easter marks the end of the “Holiday Season,” it also celebrates the introduction of a new season, spring. Easter provides the perfect opportunity for kids to go on Easter egg hunts and open baskets delivered by the Easter bunny. But this day is also significant for bringing families together and celebrating the end of winter. While decorating and coloring eggs is an enjoyable Easter activity, so is devouring those delicious (and sometimes devilish) delicacies. But you don’t have to buy an egg dyeing kit to produce beautifully colored Easter eggs. Eco egg dyeing is a great way to introduce your children …


Get ‘Dutch Oven’ Cookin’!

Delicious, Healthful Recipes and Tips for Preparing Food in a Dutch Oven Summer eatin’ is simply the best. It’s that time of year when we have access to a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables, when we’re able to sip refreshing lemonade to cool off from the heat, and when we can enjoy some outdoor cooking! One way to prepare food in the great outdoors is by using a Dutch oven. A Dutch oven is a thick-walled ceramic, clay, or cast iron pot with a tightly fitted lid. It’s traditionally used atop burning charcoal. Maybe this is a little out of your comfort zone? No need to be intimidated, though. Local and self-proclaimed “Dutch Diva”, Terry Bell, has given us …