Category: recipes

August 26, 2021

Recipe: Garden Vegetable Soup

Want to utilize all those fresh vegetables you got from your recent trip to the farmers market? Garden Vegetable Soup is a great and healthy way to do just that. This easy recipe is full of nutrients and will leave you feeling satisfied. Check it out!


Garden Vegetable Soup

Serves: 8-10      Prep time: 10 minutes    Cook time: 6-8 hours

Ingredients

  •  8 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (15oz.) can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (24oz.) jar of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1lb lean ground beef (optional)
  • 4 cups fat free, reduced-sodium chicken broth

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on “low” for 6-8 hours or until beef is cooked and carrots are soft.

Make It Ahead:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the chicken broth in a freezer storage bag. Label and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  2. When ready to cook, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Add thawed mixture and chicken broth to cooker and cook on “low” for 6-8 hours.

Want to utilize all those fresh vegetables you got from your recent trip to the farmers market? Garden Vegetable Soup is a great and healthy way to do just that. This easy recipe is full of nutrients and will leave you feeling satisfied. Check it out! Garden Vegetable Soup Serves:…


June 27, 2016

Summer Celebrations: Try This Instead

Planning to host a kid-friendly July 4th bash or summer party? Try these quick fixes for turning high-sugar, low-activity rituals into fresh ideas and healthy fun!

1. Serve a Watermelon Cake
Kids are sweet enough without added sugar. Redefine dessert by showing off fruits and veggies in a fun way! Slice up a thirst-quenching, naturally-sweet melon and invite campers to dig in. Watch these instructions to get started.

2. Jump in!
Kids who burn more, learn more. Rather than celebrating with a movie (passive connection), choose a pool party (active connection) for kids to interact and be stimulated. They will also sleep better after physical activity.

3. Invite the Family
Provide opportunities for families to bond and strengthen their social-emotional and cognitive development. This may work best at the end of the camp day or during pick up. Involving camp staff in play is also a good way to stimulate interpersonal skills and connection.

Summer Celebrations

Planning to host a kid-friendly July 4th bash or summer party? Try these quick fixes for turning high-sugar, low-activity rituals into fresh ideas and healthy fun! 1. Serve a Watermelon Cake Kids are sweet enough without added sugar. Redefine dessert by showing off fruits and veggies in a fun way!…