Instant Pot Chili with a Twist

pulse1 pəls/ noun 1. the edible seeds of various leguminous plants, for example chickpeas, lentils, and beans synonyms: delicious, versatile, protein and fiber-filled Pulses boast many health benefits plus there are various food puns that can be said…I’ll refrain. Between the various types of beans, peas, and lentils, pulses are ideal for all recipes from […]

A Brownie with a Pulse

I’ve wanted to make these for a long time and since this month we are celebrating ‘The Pulses’ it was the perfect opportunity! Once again, my kiddo’s will not eat just plain black beans. Come to think of it, what will they eat?! Ugh… BUT with these brownies it was a sneaky way to get […]

Coconut Chia Pudding

It’s taken me a while to warm up to chia seeds I will admit. They are packed with powerful anti-inflammatory omega 3’s and fiber but the consistency is an issue for some. I’ve started sprinkling them on my oatmeal or toast for an easy nutrition boost. This easy recipe was my first attempt at making […]

For the Love of Dairy

 Every day in the role of a retail dietitian  means variety! Some days it’s planning, some days executing, some days it’s learning and some days it’s just pure fun. We are so thankful for the Midwest Dairy Council for this fun exciting opportunity and also to those who took time away from their demanding schedules […]

Chilean Citrus Recipe Roundup

Eating local produce is a great way to support local farmers and the economy. Unfortunately fruits and vegetables are seasonal meaning we can’t grown them year round locally. At times we can source fruits and vegetables from other parts of the country but often we utilize the counter-seasons of other countries, like Chile, to ensure […]

Easy Homemade Pesto

I woke up at 6:30 AM this Saturday and told my husband, “I need to make pesto!” I quickly did some hygiene, put my hair in a bun and headed to Price Cutter on E. Battlefield. Not all people wake up with that thought at 6:30AM, but I knew my basil plant needed a trim […]