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Healthy to a “T”: Eat Smart Month”

Eat smart during November and get Healthy For Good™ with
Taher and the American Heart Association. The movement is
designed to inspire all Americans to live healthier lives and
create lasting change. Make small, simple changes today to
create a difference for generations to come. The approach is
simple: Eat smart – Add color – Move more – Be well.

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Healthy to a “T”: Cinnamon- Not only for Flavor”

The baking season is upon us and there will be many recipes using one of the most common spices, cinnamon. No doubt, cinnamon is one of the most delicious spices on the earth but also provides powerful health benefits. A substance called cinnamaldehyde, where the delectable flavor and scent come from, is responsible for most of the health benefits. Let’s review some of the evidence-based health benefits of cinnamon:CLICK HERE to read more

Healthy to a “T”: Benefits of Eating Seafood

Eating seafood is a healthful weekly addition to a balanced diet. Whether your seafood comes from saltwater fish, freshwater fish, or deep-water shellfish, they all are nutrient-packed. Seafood is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. There are many benefits to seafood and here are just a few..CLICK HERE to read more

Chef Chris shares her Fruit Quesadilla Recipe!

Dear Parents,

Recently, Taher’s Chef Christina made a visit to our school to make a special treat for our students. She made Fruit Quesadillas, an easy-to-make healthy snack. Students were able to sample the finished product at lunch, and they loved it!

The great thing about this recipe is that it is easy, made with ingredients which households may already have, and it’s versatile. Chef Christina mentioned that you don’t have to follow the recipe exactly as written; if you have other fruits around, experiment with them. Fresh berries are great in the summer – just slice them and layer them onto the cream cheese (no added sugars are necessary). Also great would be any jam, jelly or pie filling you may have in your pantry. She also added that you should try peanut butter, nut butters or sunflower butter if you don’t like creamcheese…the possibilities are endless. The main thing is to get the kids thinking about healthy snacks, and get them into the kitchen with mom or dad and start cooking!!

Lori MacGregor – Monte

Food Service Director

 

Healthy to a “T”: Rhubarb, the Forgotten Powerhouse

When I see beautifully colored dark red rhubarb, I am brought back to my childhood enjoying the tart, yet sweet flavor, of my grandmother’s rhubarb pie on a sunny spring day. I am also aware of the wonderful health benefits rhubarb has to offer.
Some consider rhubarb a nutritional powerhouse that is high in vitamins A, B-complex, C and K, potassium, calcium, manganese and many other essential nutrients necessary to keep your body healthy.
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