Healthy Blueberry Muffins

In honor of National Muffin Day, we decided to share one of our staff members favorite blueberry muffin recipes!  Unlike traditional blueberry muffins, they are low in sugar, high in fiber and flavorful! 2 Tablespoons butter 1 egg 2/3 cup plain yogurt (whole milk or 2%) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup white whole wheat…

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats The Kids Will Love

No matter what age you are, we all love to get special Valentine’s Day treats!  While heart shaped candies and boxes filled with chocolate are usually the most popular items, here are a few healthier options to let your family know how much you care, without all of the added sugar and fat. These Strawberry…

Promoting New Foods During School Lunch

This year at LCPS, we launched our seasonal fruit and vegetable tasting promotion in all of our schools (Taste It Thursday in elementary and Fear Factor Friday in secondary schools).  In January, our elementary students were able to try seasonal ruby red grapefruit (the secondary promotion was cancelled due to the blizzard).  This promotion was…

Valentine Card Ideas That Do Not Include Candy

Looking for cute Valentine ideas for the classroom or your family this year that do not involve candy or sweets?  Look no further, we have a great roundup of creative ideas to make this Valentine’s Day a healthy one! These adorable bubble valentine cards are cute and sure to be a hit with any child…

Keep Your Heart Healthy With Heart BEET Hummus!

In honor of National Heart Health Month, what better way to celebrate than by whipping up a batch of this delicious hummus? This year we launched our own hummus kits for school lunch and our students can’t get enough!  Here is a way for you to make some hummus at home! Even better, all students…