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Bowl of Zucchini Chips

Parmesan Zucchini Chips

Parmesan Zucchini Chips
Zucchini are nutrient dense food and anyway that we can add them into our diet is good! Lucky for us this is not hard to do because zucchini are extremely versatile and can be used in many different ways so adding them into our everyday lives is easy. Zucchini chips are a yummy snack munch on for your next party or movie night and are healthier than potato chips. We also love that we can make them fresh at home super easily and we can change the flavor depending on what we want! We have a recipe for Parmesan flavored zucchini chips with the option of making them crispy or leaving them a little soft.

Ingredients
2 large zucchini, sliced into thin circles
Salt to season (plus extra for crispy option)
Pepper to season
1 tablespoon olive oil (only for crispy option)
1 ½ cup grated Parmesan
Sauce for dipping, we recommend Marinara or Ranch

Directions

Non-crispy option
Preheat your oven to 400°
Place zucchini slices on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top each slice with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese.
Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
Serve with a dipping sauce.

Crispy option
Preheat your oven to 245°
Spread zucchini slices onto paper towel sheets and sprinkle salt over them and wait about 15 minutes until the zucchini starts to “sweat.” Blot excess water from zucchini slices with paper towel.
Place zucchini in large bowl and add olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and toss together until well covered.
Place zucchini on baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until crispy. Be sure to check them at one hour.
Let cool before enjoying!

Apple Cinnamon Chewy Bars wrapped in Paper and Burlap String Bow

Apple Cinnamon Chewy Bars

Apple Cinnamon Chewy Bars wrapped in Paper and Burlap String Bow

Chew your way into these healthy Apple Cinnamon Chewy bars. These homemade bars are great for breakfast on-the-go or a filling snack throughout the day. Prep and snack without the guilt by giving this recipe a try!

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 ½ cups oats

2 tbsp ground flax (optional)

1 large apple

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

½ cup milk

½ cup maple syrup

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a baking pan (9 x 13 for best result) with a nonstick cooking spray.

Slice apple into small pieces, and combine in a bowl with all other ingredients. Mix together well.

Place mixture and smooth out in the pan. Sprinkle additional oats as final coating if desired.

Bake for 20 minutes or until no residue sticks to fork or toothpick upon testing.

Let pan cool before cutting into bars. Serve and enjoy, or save for later.

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Healthy Banana Split

Try this healthy twist on the classic banana split.

 

Ingredients:

1 banana

2 scoops of your favorite yogurt

Optional toppings:

Raspberries

Blueberries

Almonds, cashews, or walnuts

 

Directions:

Slice your banana down the middle so that it looks like an open boat. Fill with yogurt. Top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Healthy Food Sampling at Macey’s Tooele

Saturday April 14th, Utah State University Extension Food $ense will be sampling veggies with a healthy ranch dip. Stop by the Tooele Macey’s between 10:00 am and noon to try this delicious recipe and discover how easy it is to make a healthy veggie dip.

This is part of a monthly healthy food sampling program that occurs the second Saturday of each month. The program is a partnership with Utah State University Food $ense and Live Fit Tooele County, a program of the Tooele County Health Department.

Healthy Office Snacking

 

Working in an office is amazing! You have co-workers, your own work station and so much more but sometimes it is hard to keep your resolutions and eat healthy because the options aren’t available. Don’t worry though because we have the solution to help make your resolutions a reality. Below is a list of items you can get at our stores to keep your office snacking healthy!

  • Fresh Cut Fruit
  • Fresh Farms Mixes
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Assorted Nuts
  • Protein Bars
  • Fruit Leather
  • And so much more!

Come in today to help make your resolutions a reality!

10 Tips to Healthy Eating with Kids

Parents know that getting kids to eat healthy is a battle but the dinner table should not be a place of stress. We are here with ten tips to try out in your quest for healthy eating with kids.

  1. Be the leader: It is a known fact that children are observant. They want to be like mom and dad. That crosses over into eating. If you want your kids to eat healthy then be the example for them. Choose the carrot stick over the french fry and your kids will more than likely follow.
  2. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat: Make healthy options consistent in your home. Include them with every meal and have them easily accessible for any quick snack.
  3. Don’t make vegetables negative: Be careful with how you talk about healthy options. Make them something they want to eat instead of need to eat. Vegetables and fruit should not be a box you need to check. Use positive, fun words when talking about it.
  4. Involve kids in making food: Kids like to get their hands in on the action. Let them help you with meal prepping. It is a great time to educate your kids on how to cook and why we eat the variety of foods we eat.
  5. Start their day healthy: Get rid of the sugared cereal for breakfast. When you start your day with a healthy breakfast option you are more likely to eat healthy the rest of the day. Same goes for kids :).
  6. Make it fun: Get creative with your fruits and vegetables by making an activity out of it. Use cookie cutters to make them into fun shapes. Create pictures out of various foods. Come up with creative names for each food. A kid may be more excited to eat a magic wand carrot than a plain carrot stick.
  7. Have patience: Your children may not love fruit and vegetables at first but give them time. Children’s taste buds are still forming as they grow so they are very likely to change the things they like. Just keep promoting healthy options and they may end up being their favorites.
  8. Let them grow: If you can, plant a small backyard garden and have your children help nurture the plants and watch them grow. Kids will be fascinated with the process and will excite them to try out their creations.
  9. Prep healthy snacks: Take time to make healthy snack bags. Place them on the lowest shelf of your fridge or pantry so they are easy to grab for little hands.
  10. Hide and seek: You always want to make sure your children are seeing the healthy options they eat but occasionally use recipes that allow you to hide vegetables in your meals.

Healthy Snacks On-the-Go

It is that time of year again where we are all running from store to store to make sure we get that perfect deal; but, with all the running around, sometimes meals get pushed back or forgotten. No worries though because we are here to help. We have so many healthy options you can come in and grab to take with you on all your errands to ensure you stay nourished. Come in and pick up these delicious drinks and treats and others today!

  • Fresh Cut Fruit-Perfect for snacking on when you want that pineapple or cantaloupe but can’t cut it up.
  • Apples, Bananas, Oranges-Fresh fruit is the perfect pick-me-up during your shopping.
  • Fresh Farms Mixes-These delicious different dried fruits and trail mixes go nicely in your purse or car and are there for you to snack on all day long.
  • Protein Bars-Not only are these delicious, but they give you good nutrients to help you keep going.
  • Drinks-Whether you are picking up a water, a V8 or any of your other favorite drinks, it will help you stay hydrated throughout the day.

Simple Tomato Soup

Nothing warms the soul like soup, especially when it is simple and healthy fresh tomato soup. Ready in minutes for any fall or winter day.

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6-7 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 6-7 basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place onion and garlic in pan over medium heat and cook for a few minutes until onions are slightly translucent.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Remove pan from heat and add salt, pepper and basil.
  4. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
  5. Serve

 

Healthy Food Sampling at Macey’s Tooele

Saturday, October 14th Live Fit Tooele will be sampling local apples with Tajin seasoning. Stop by the Tooele Macey’s between 10:00 am and noon to try these delicious seasonal apples. This is part of Live Fit Tooele’s regular healthy food sampling program that occurs the second Saturday of each month. Click here  to learn more about Live Fit Tooele County, a program of the Tooele County Health Department, and their future events.