Nutrition & Health Info

The Foodbank is pleased to provide the community with a growing collection of healthy, useful and fun nutrition & health resources.


    Original Recipes Used in Foodbank Programs!

    Butter Lettuce Nectarine Salad

    Ingredients 1/3 cup walnuts 5 cups butter lettuce or any type of lettuce 2 ripe nectarines, pitted and sliced 2 tbls bottled raspberry vinaigrette dressing Directions Add walnuts to a skillet placed over medium, high heat. Toast nuts until they start to deeply brown in spots and smell fragrant. Set aside. Wash and dry lettuce […]

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    Colorful Kale Salad

    Prep time: 10 minutes Serving size: 1 ½ cups Servings: 3 Tastes: 6 Ingredients 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon each salt and black pepper 4 cups finely chopped kale, tough ribs removed 2 cups finely chopped red cabbage 2 cups grated carrots 2 apples, grated with peels […]

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    Easy Split Pea Soup

    Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2.5 spicy Italian sausages, uncooked and removed from casing 1 large yellow onion 1 ¾ cups split peas 6 cups chicken stock Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste In a large stock pot heat olive oil over medium heat, add the sausage, using a spatula to break […]

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    Spinach and Pear Smoothie

    Spinach and Pear Smoothie Serves 2 Ingredients 1 heaping cup of spinach leaves ½ cup of canned pears 1 banana 1 ½ cups of cold soy milk Directions Place ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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    Hot and Spicy Edamame

    Edamame are highly nutritious and rich in bioactives (having activity in the body) compounds called isoflavones which makes this vegetable a functional food i.e. having a function beyond its basic nutritional value. Rich in amino acids, it is an economical source of protein and has the distinction of being the most complete of all vegetable […]

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    White Bean & Kale Soup

    White beans, also known as white navy beans, offer extraordinary health benefits. They are loaded with antioxidants and provide a good supply of detoxifying molybdenum, fiber and protein, and rank low on the glycemic index. They produce alpha-amylase inhibitors, which help regulate fat storage in the body. What’s more, white beans deliver a good supply […]

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    Tips for Healthy Physical Activities

    Why Is It So Hard to Exercise?

    Why Is It So Hard to Exercise? Get fit! Here are 5 steps to get you motivated to move. WebMD Feature By Linda Wasmer Andrews Reviewed By Roy Benaroch, MD You know you should do it. And you know why: Exercising — simply put, moving instead of sitting — is critical for safeguarding your health and setting a […]

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    Good nutrition is all about making good choices.

    20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

    Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups […]

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