Pesto originates from Italy, with the main ingredients being basil and olive oil. Pesto is one tasty way to get greens into your diet, you can mix in other greens like kale or spinach too!
March was National Nutrition Month, and what better way to celebrate than through a virtual nutrition class hosted by SOS’s Kitchen Director and Registered Dietitian, Suzie Bruels!
Virtual Nutrition Class
Crunchy Kale Chips
Looking for an easy way to eat more vegetables in your day? Perhaps disguised as a delicious snack? Crunchy Kale Chips are a tasty, easy option that even your kids will love!
Falafel comes from the Middle East and is made up of chickpeas, herbs, and spices. Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein and proteins help our muscles stay strong. You can fry or bake your falafel, depending on your personal preferences, and enjoy it with tzatziki or hummus.
Sweet and Savory Empanadas
Sam Rodas from Date and Thyme prepared her homemade empanada dough in and class participants filled their empanadas with savory mofongo or sweet caramelized plantains. Sam has perfected her own recipe for baking empanadas, thus removing added oils and fat.
This is an easy, low-cost recipe that will provide plenty of protein, fiber, and flavor for a delicious family meal. It’s also vegan/vegetarian friendly!
Quick Homemade Ramen
Using locally sourced ingredients from our food pantry on Stock Island, Chef Juan Cuadra taught us how to use every part of the food that you have to make quick homemade ramen and a side salad.
100% Whole Grain Cornbread Muffins
We try to provide most of our grain-based foods with whole grain ingredients because the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of the grains you eat are whole grains.
Granola was invented in the US and was primarily consumed by backpackers as a convenient, energy-dense snack. Now, everyone seems to enjoy some form of granola!