October 18, 2021

Baked Caprese Chicken Breasts

Baked Caprese Chicken Breasts 8 Servings Ingredients 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoons honey 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt pinch of pepper 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes 3 large tomatoes, sliced 8 oz sliced mozzarella cheese Chopped basil for garnish Directions 1. Preheat […]
October 18, 2021

A Spoonful of Sugar Substitutes

A Spoonful Of Sugar Substitutes If you are trying to decrease the amount of added sugar and calories you consume, you may be tempted to use artificial sweeteners or other sugar substitutes. Sugar substitutes are substances used to sweeten food products instead of regular table sugar (sucrose). There are a number of different types of sugar substitutes: artificial […]
September 28, 2021

Indian Style Apricot Chicken

Indian Style Apricot Chicken 6 Servings Ingredients 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp black pepper1 Tbsp olive oil1 large onion, chopped2 cloves of garlic, minced2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger1/2 tsp ground cinnamon1/4 tsp ground allspice14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained1 cup low sodium chicken broth8 oz dried apricots2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley Directions 1. Coat […]
September 22, 2021

Crock Pot Beans with Rice

Crock Pot Beans with Rice 10 Servings Ingredients 3 cups dried small red beans8 cups of water3 garlic cloves, minced1 large onion, chopped8 cups fresh water3/4 cup low sodium, low sugar ketchup1 tsp saltpinch of black pepper2 tsp ground cumin1 Tbsp parsley2 Bay Leaves Directions 1. Soak beans overnight in 8 cups water. Drain.2. Place beans in Crock […]
September 20, 2021

This is Not a Diet

This is Not a Diet Merriam-Webster defines a diet as “a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight”. What do you think of when you hear the word diet? Deprivation? Feeling hungry? Food restriction? A temporary way of eating?  The Health Plus Program is NOT a diet but rather helps you focus on […]
September 5, 2021

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken 8 Servings Ingredients 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts2 cups salsa Serve with: any type of beans, cilantro, brown rice and/or nonfat sour cream Directions 1. Place chicken breasts in bottom of crock pot.2. Pour salsa over the chicken and stir to coat the chicken.3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high […]
August 23, 2021

How Using a Food Log Can Help You Lose Weight

How Using a Food Log Can Help You Lose Weight Why Should I Use a Food Log? Keeping track of the food you eat using some sort of food logging system can help you better understand your current eating habits and patterns such as what and how much you eat, when you eat, and how you are feeling […]
August 23, 2021

Veggie Galore Frittata

Veggie Galore Frittata 12 Servings Ingredients 12 asparagus spears cut into bite-sized pieces1 Onion, diced2 red peppers, diced2 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into quarters and sliced8 oz mushrooms, sliced8 oz fresh spinach 2 cups broccoli florets18 cherry tomatoes1 Tbsp Olive oil 9 large eggs2 1/4 cups egg substitute1 cup nonfat milk1 1/2 Tbsp Traders Joes 21 Salute seasoning5 […]
August 17, 2021

Carrot Salad

Carrot Salad 8 Servings Ingredients4 carrots, shredded1 apple, peeled, cored and shredded1 Tbsp lemon juice2 Tbsp honey1/4 cup blanched slivered almondssalt and pepper to taste Directions Combine the carrots, apple, lemon juice, honey, almonds, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss well and refrigerate until cold. Nutrition: 1/8 of recipe / Calories 69 / Total Fat 2.5 […]