Recipes of the Month

Healthy Recipes
  •  Buckwheat Breakfast Bowls

    Buckwheat is a cozy alternative to oatmeal. The texture is pleasantly chewy and heartier than oatmeal.

    Buckwheat offers the following health benefits:

    • gluten-free
    • high in magnesium, copper, iron, and phosphorus
    • good source of fiber
    • controls blood sugar
    • can be eaten sweet or savory!


    Try Bob’s Red Mill, an organic option that is delicious!

    Cook Time: 10 min. | Total Time: 15 min.


    • 1cup buckwheat oats 
    • 1cup water
    • 1cup almond milk or other milk or choice
    • 1teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1teaspoon vanilla
    • sliced fruitto serve (try berries for extra antioxidants!)
    • honeyor maple syrup to serve


    1. In a small pot, add rinsed buckwheat, water, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid. Simmer for 10 minutes.
    2. Turn off heat and let it steam, covered, for an additional 5 minutes.
    3. Fluff with a fork and portion into bowls. Top with sliced fruit, a splash more milk, and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, if desired.




    Snowman Cheese Ball (Appetizer)

    • 8 ounces of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
    • 1 bag of Kraft Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    • 1/4 cup Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
    • 1/4 cup Plantar’s Slivered Almonds; toasted
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • Peppercorns
    • 1 Baby carrot


    Mix your cream cheese, cheddar, chives, almonds, and cayenne pepper; refrigerate for one hour

    Divide your cheese into three balls-one large, one medium, one small

    Arrange balls to resemble a snowman on a serving platter

    Add peppercorns, and baby carrot. We shaped our carrot by carving it into a little pointy nose.

    Arrange crackers, or veggies around the platter.

    Get ready to WOW your guests because this Kraft Snowman Cheese Ball is delicious!


    Oven-Fried Chicken (Dinner)

    Corn cereal crumbs and crushed crackers create a delicious coating. The yogurt tenderizes the chicken. A light spray of olive oil ... More

    Level: Easy       Total: 1 hr Prep: 15 min       Cook: 45 min     

    Yield: 6 to 8 servings


    1/2 sleeve (about 20) whole-grain salted crackers, pulsed in a food processor until fine (about 1/2 cup)

    2 1/2 cups corn cereal flakes, pulsed in a food processor to fine crumbs (about 1/2 cup)

    2 tablespoons sesame seeds

    3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

    2 egg whites

    1 cup lowfat, plain yogurt

    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Olive oil cooking spray

    4 medium sized skinless chicken breasts and 4 skinless chicken thighs, rinsed and patted dry (about 3 1/2 pounds chicken)


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with olive oil.

    Combine the crackers and corn cereal crumbs, sesame seeds, cayenne, and garlic powder in a shallow bowl. Reserve.

    In a large bowl, combine egg whites, yogurt, Dijon mustard, and salt. Add the chicken pieces and coat thoroughly with the yogurt mixture.

    One at a time, dip the chicken pieces in the cracker mixture, packing crumbs onto chicken. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet and spray lightly with olive oil cooking spray.

    Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife. 







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