Chicken Souvlaki Pitas with Tzatziki

Chicken Souvlaki Pitas with Tzatziki

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast 
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup English Cucumber, diced
  • 1 Cup Romaine Lettuce, shredded
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 4 Whole Wheat Pita Pockets
  • 2 Tbsp Opa Tzatziki Sauce 

Directions: 

  1. Cook or grill chicken breast with any desired seasonings. 
  2. Cut fully cooked chicken into 1 inch pieces. 
  3. Fill each pita pocket with chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers.
  4. Top with Tzatziki sauce and enjoy. 

Dijon Crusted Pork Tenderloin And Brussels Sprouts

Dijon Crusted Pork Tenderloin And Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 – 2 Lb. Pork Tenderloin 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Dijion Mustard, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 Cups whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tsp Thyme Leaves
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Lb. Brussels Sprouts, cut in half length-wise
  • Salt & Peper for seasoning 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. Place pork tenderloin in center of one baking sheet. Rub with dijon mustard. In small bowl, stir together breadcrumbs, thyme, salt and pepper. Gently press breadcrumb mixture into surface of pork to cover completely. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp of olive oil. 
  3. Arrange Brussels sprouts on second baking sheet and drizzle remaining olive oil over Brussels sprouts and lightly season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Place baking sheets in oven and roast until internal temperature of pork is 150ºF and Brussels sprouts are golden brown, about 20 minutes. 
  5. Remove from oven and let pork rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with Brussels Sprouts and dijon mustard. 

Dietitian’s Tips:

  • Substitue brussels sprouts for your favorite roasted vegetable to make it your own! 
  • Did you know that in a 3 ounce serving of pork there is 24 grams of protein? 

Confetti Quesadillas

Confetti Quesadillas 

Quesadilla Ingredients:

  • 12 Tortillas, corn or whole wheat
  • 1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Cup Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Corn
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, minced
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Low Sodium Black Beans 

Dip Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Fat-Free, plain greek yogurt
  • 1 Cup Cilantro, finely chopped (loosely packed)
  • 1 tsp. Cumin

 

Directions: 

  1. Pour out excess liquid from greek yogurt to achieve thicker consistency. 
  2. In small bowl, mix yogurt, 1 cup loosely packed cilantro and cumin; Set aside. 
  3. Preheat large skillet over low heat. To build quesadillas start with 1 tortilla, then add cheese, corn, cilantro, beans and peppers. Top with second tortilla and let cook until cheese in melted and ingredients are warmed through, flipping halfway through. 
  4. Repeat for remaining quesadillas. Serve with cilantro yogurt dip. 

*Recipe adapted from Midwest Dairy Association

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Skim or Low Fat Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Plain, Non-Fat Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Apple, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds

Directions: 

  1. In a mason jar, pour oats, milk and yogurt. Stir lightly. 
  2. Add a layer of chopped apples and top with cinnamon, honey and chia seeds. 
  3. Place in fridge and let sit overnight. In the morning, stir before eating. Enjoy cold or heat up in microwave. 

Prep time: 5-10 min. 
Difficulty: Easy

Whole Grain Tacos In Minutes

Whole Grain Tacos In Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 xtreme wellness whole grain tortillas or corn tortillas
  • 1 cup black or pinto beans
  • 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • Cilantro to taste
  • 2 avocados
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 1/2 cup full circle salsa or the donkey salsa
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream or plain fat free Greek yogurt
  • Feel free to add 93% lean ground beef or 99% lean ground turkey to increase the protein – cook on the stove according to directions and add Mrs Dash taco seasoning

Directions: 

  1. Place 1/4 cup beans on each tortilla.
  2. Microwave 30 seconds each.
  3. Arrange 1/8 cup cheese on each tortilla and microwave another 30 seconds.
  4. Layer with toppings and fold

Whole Grain Better For You Pizza

Whole Grain Better For You Pizza

Ingredients

  • Golden Home 100% Whole Grain Pizza Crust
  • Food Club Pizza Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Provolone or Mozzarella Cheese 

Topping Suggestions

  • Chicken Breast
  • Shredded Pork Tenderloin
  • 93% Lean Ground Beef Or Lean Ground Turkey
  • Turkey Pepperoni
  • Any Vegetables
    • Bell Peppers
    • Onions
    • Tomatoes
    • Mushrooms
    • Zucchini 
    • Summer Squash
    • Broccoli
    • Cauliflower
    • Pineapple
    • Herbs – Garlic, Basil, Cilantro

Directions

  1. Prepare pizza crust as instructed on back of package.
  2. Spread pizza sauce lightly over crust.
  3. Top with cheese and other toppings.
  4. Bake as instructed or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

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Food Facts

Emily

Some exciting new things are happening at our stores! March is National Nutrition Month, which made it the perfect time to announce our new nutritional attribute program that you will now be able to find on your favorite grocery shelf tags. This new program is called Food Facts, a program that will better assist you in making more informed and nutritious grocery decisions when our team of dietitians aren’t in the aisles with you (we wish we could be everywhere at once!).

This new program is an addition to the Dietitian’s Choice program we launched last fall. As seen below, this new program will allow specific attributes (or characteristics) to be displayed on our shelf tags, with a total of 6 potential attributes to be chosen from. Because there is only room for 3 attributes at a time on our shelf tags (due to space), we have created a hierarchy in which these attributes are listed based on what we feel YOU, our guest would want to know. Don’t worry–Dietitian’s Choice is always first on the list to help you make more nutritious decisions!

  • Dietitian’s Choice
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Sodium
  • Whole Grain
  • Heart Healthy

You will now see several thousand items in your favorite Coborn’s, Cash Wise and Marketplace Foods locations that have this new shelf tag. We would love to hear how our new Food Facts program is helping you make more informed food choices!

Want more information? Check out our Food Facts video here!

Healthy and Happy Eating,
Emily

Eat Healthy Shop Smart With Emily www.cobornsblog.com

 

Baked Zucchini Boats

Baked Zucchini Boats

Ingredients
  • 3 Medium Zucchini
  • 1/2 Cup Pasta Sauce
  • 1/2 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Tomatoes, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Trim ends off of zucchini and slice lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape out pulp to create zucchini boats. Finely chop pulp.
  3. In a medium skillet on medium heat, cook beef, pasta sauce, bell pepper and garlic. Cook until beef is cooked through. Drain excess liquid off.
  4. Place zucchini boats in a baking dish and evenly fill with beef mixture using a spoon. Top with tomatoes and shredded cheese.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until zucchini is tender.

National Nutrition Month!

Emily

Hello friends!

It’s March which means it’s almost Spring, but more importantly it means it’s National Nutrition Month! We may be bias, but March is by far our favorite month at the grocery store. Not only is it a month to celebrate food, it’s also a time to celebrate nourishing our bodies. Continue reading

Heart Health Month

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Ashley

Hey all! Happy February! February is everything RED and HEARTS!

Of course, we all know its Valentine’s Day, but it is also Heart Health Month! This is the perfect time to learn about how to eat a heart healthy diet, not only if you have heart disease or are at risk for it, but this would be a healthy diet for the general population. Continue reading

Chicken Fajita Salad With Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

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Jayne

Happy New Year and best wishes in 2018!!

I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season together with family and friends! As the New Year starts so do the diets and getting back on track with eating healthy foods. I really like this time of year because Continue reading

Happy New Year From Your Coborn’s Dietitians

Amy

For those of you who are starting off 2018 with goals related to health & wellness, kudos to you! It’s a perfect time of year to get into a new routine. As far as better nutrition, just remember that it’s up to you to purchase good items at the store and eat your meals and snacks throughout the day to prevent yourself from getting too hungry!

The biggest struggle for individuals seems to be meal planning. Typically, dinner is the hardest for most families. With activities in the evening and coordinating when everyone will be home, planning dinner can be difficult. Others may struggle planning for dinner if they are cooking for just 1 or 2 people as well. Continue reading

Obesity in Children – Is it Safe to Put a Child on a Diet?

Obesity In Children: Is it Safe to put a Child on a Diet?

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Ashley

Hi everyone! With it being back to school time, our focus tends to shift towards kids. As you know, obesity in children has become an important topic of discussion in the recent years. With all of the changes surrounding school lunches, dietary requirements, physical activity and overall wellness being at the top of your mind you may have wondered, “Is my child overweight or obese? If so, is it safe to put them on a diet?” You came to the right place! Read along as I offer my dietitian recommendations. Continue reading

National Nutrition Month

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Ashley

March celebrates National Nutrition Month! Thus, I thought it would be a great time to fill you all in on the new 2015 guidelines that have just been released! Yes, I know we are in 2016, but it usually take a year before the new guidelines are officially released. The dietary guidelines are updated every 5 years based on the latest research and trends we are seeing in the American population when it comes to the average nutrient intake. The dietary guidelines for Americans are a joint effort between the Health and Human Services department and the US Department of Agriculture. They describe adaptable eating patterns that both promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease across an individual’s lifespan. Continue reading

Salad On A Stick

Salads on a Stick

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Lynell

Before we know it the snow will be melted, the air will be warm and it will be time to spend our weekends and evenings outside. With that happy thought in mind I created these salads in the hopes of fighting off a little bit of spring fever and to prepare for the warm months that are promised to follow the dreary months we are currently experiencing. Continue reading