A spinach smoothie is a great way to quickly get tricky vegetables into you or your families diet without much hassle. Try these nutrient packed spinach smoothie recipe that is simple and easy to customize to your liking!
1 Banana 1 1/2 cups liquid (milk or orange juice or other liquid preference) 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple 3/4 cup of frozen spinach
Layer your blender with fresh fruit or veggies, liquid, and frozen fruits or vegetables.
Healthy Living Hero awards are back for the sixth year in a row. The La Crosse County Healthy Living Collaboration (HLC) is seeking to recognize local youth, adults and organizations who have worked to make La Crosse County a healthier place to live, work and play. The awards recognize those who have worked to improve nutrition/healthy eating, physical activity and/or tobacco-free living.
The 2018 Healthy Living Hero awards will again recognize three categories: • Youth (ages 18 and under) • Individuals (ages 19+) • Organizations (small or large)
All applications materials must be submitted by Sunday, December 9, 2018. A selection committee of current Healthy Living Collaboration members will score the applications and select the winners. All winners will invited and recognized at the January 11, 2019 Healthy Living Collaboration meeting.
2(14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained(can use tomato sauce instead, if desired)
1(15 ounce) can black beans, undrained
1(15 ounce) can kidney beans, undrained
shredded cheddar cheese(optional)
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Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, celery and carrots and sauté until tender.
Stir in the bell peppers, garlic powder and chili powder. Cook about 6 minutes.
Stir in the mushrooms and frozen corn. Cook about 5 minutes and test to make sure all vegetables are tender. Add cooking time if needed.
Stir in tomatoes, kidney and black beans. Season with oregano, cumin, basil and salt.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve warm, topped with shredded cheddar if desired.
This chili is especially flavorful if made 1-2 days in advance as this allows the flavors to develop.
To prepare using local, frozen ingredients similar to the schools, use frozen Snopac vegetables in the same quantities listed above. These are available at area grocery stores including Woodman's, Festival Foods and the People's Food Co-op.
Some districts will also serve this chili with local ground beef or pork. To add this step, simply cook your ground meat thoroughly in a large pot, then set it aside, wipe out the pot and begin with step 1.
This recipe is very adaptable! Add other vegetables to mix it up, or try adding a little cayenne pepper for a spicy kick!