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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 …


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 …


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 …


5 Super Easy Crock Pot Dinners

  When you get overwhelmed or in a slump and just don’t feel like cooking, why not grab your trusty crock pot and make her do all the work?! These are all chicken dishes, can be served in different ways to add variety, and have less than 5 ingredients! Plus all you need is your crock pot so your clean up is super simple and if you use crock pot liners it is even easier! 1. BBQ Chicken 3-4 Chicken breasts (boneless,skinless) 16 oz bottle of BBQ Sauce (we like Sweet Baby Rays) 1/2 cup Zesty Italian Dressing 1/4 cup brown sugar Mix together ingredients. Put in crock pot. Cook low: 4-5 hours or on High 2-3 hours Shred with …


4 Creative Cauliflower Recipes to Try This Week

  When it comes to cruciferous veggies (think cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage), Brussels sprouts tend to get all the glory. But its oft-ignored cousin cauliflower is just as delicious — and even more versatile. In fact, when pulsed in a food processor, cauliflower makes a tasty, low-cal substitute for carbohydrates like rice and potatoes. As the following recipes show, the veggie can be transformed into anything from a calzone crust to an “everything bagel.” Plus, just one cup of cauliflower contains only 27 calories and provides more than half the daily recommended dose of vitamin C. It also offers a solid dose of protein, fiber, zinc, potassium, iron, and magnesium. What’s not to love? Try these five recipes that take cauliflower from boring …