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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 …


Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this nutritious spin on a classic Mexican side dish! Cauliflower makes an excellent low-carb replacement for rice in this traditional recipe. Each serving has only 120 calories, which is less than half the calories in the traditional white rice version. Enjoy this dish served next to enchiladas, tacos or your favorite entrée. Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Serving size: 1 cup Ingredients: 1 head small/medium cauliflower 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon ghee 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup chicken broth (or vegetable broth) Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish   Instructions: Grate the cauliflower using a box grater or …


Comfort Food Gets Healthy!

  They call it comfort food for a reason — you feel good when you eat the foods you love! Unfortunately, a lot of those dishes are packed full of calories, fat, and cholesterol. Rather than giving up your favorite recipes, try making healthy substitutions — you’ll maintain the flavor and a healthy diet.   Peach Cobbler Fruit cobblers are a great dessert. The secret to keeping calories and cholesterol low is in how you prepare the batter — only a little margarine is necessary, and you’ll never miss the eliminated sugar with sweet peaches to fill the void. Try Everyday Health’s 1-2-3 Peach Cobbler 271 calories; 4 grams of fat; .5 mg cholesterol Breaded Pork Chops If you oven-bake …