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Easy Energy Bar Recipe

Try this tasty snack for a power boost the next time you’re out and about! Serves 32 Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups miniature marshmallows or 20 large marshmallows, snipped 2 tablespoons peanut butter 4 cups high-protein cereal 8oz chopped dates 16oz peanuts (salted okay, but avoid dry roast) 8oz sunflower seeds 5oz pecan halves 6oz milk chocolate pieces 6oz peanut butter pieces 15oz raisins Directions Step 1 In a heavy skillet, melt butter. Add marshmallows; heat and stir until mixture is melted and syrupy. Step 2 Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Add cereal and mix until coated. Step 3 Press into an 8″x8″x2″ square on a sheet of heavy foil. Cool until firm enough to cut into …


Making Smoothies that are Flavorful AND Nutritious

Nancy Horn, owner of Dish Cafe and Catering and writer for the RGJ’s “Dish it Up” series, asked Carson Tahoe Health’s Registered Dietician, Kim Mason, for a nutritional analysis of one of her favorite smoothie recipes. Some of Nancy’s favorite smoothie ingredients include a bit of milk (especially almond milk), summer berries and fresh mint. Protein powder also is essential. These days, many folks are taking some of their meals in liquid form and in a rainbow of colors. These drinks are everywhere, displayed across the glossy pages of magazines, discussed in health food forums online, riding shotgun in cup holders, seen in the hurried hands of people scurrying to work, or pulled out at lunchtime to be sipped while …


Broccoli & Tomato Pasta

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 cloves garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups broccoli florets 1 cup condensed chicken broth 1 cup dry white wine 24 sun-dried tomato halves (cut into strips) 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon Dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 12oz dry pasta (cooked al dente) Directions Step 1 Saute garlic in oil in a large saucepan over medium heat for 1 minute. Add broccoli and saute 2 minutes. Add broth and wine and bring to a boil. Stir in tomatoes, basil, oregano, thyme, and marjoram. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 to 12 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Place hot pasta in a serving dish and spoon broccoli sauce over …


Mountain Man Breakfast

For the Grizzly Adams in you… Serves 10-12 Ingredients 1lb bacon 10-12 medium potatoes (sliced) 2 medium onions (diced) 12 medium eggs (beaten) 1 1/2 cup mushrooms (sliced) 1 medium green bell pepper (diced) 3 cups cheddar cheese (grated) 3 cloves garlic (minced) 1 jar picante salsa Season to taste salt and pepper Directions Step 1 Heat a 12″ Dutch oven using 18-20 briquettes bottom until hot. Step 2 Cut bacon into 1 inch slices. Add to Dutch oven and fry until brown. Step 3 Add onion, mushrooms, bell pepper and saute until onions are translucent. Step 4 Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Step 5 Cover and bake using 8 briquettes bottom and 14-16 briquettes top for …


Trail Mix

Tasty trail mix for a power boost the next time you’re out and about. Serves 32 Ingredients 8oz chopped dates 16oz peanuts ((salted okay, but avoid dry roast)) 8oz sunflower seeds 5oz pecan halves 6oz milk chocolate pieces 6oz peanut butter pieces 15oz raisins Directions Place in tupperware container and shake to mix.