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Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Make a batch of this versatile cereal to get you through the week. It makes a great topping for fresh fruit and yogurt, as well as a delicious cereal served with your favorite milk. You can substitute different nuts, dried fruit and nut butters to make endless variations of this recipe. 

Maple Pumpkin “Pie” Parfait with Greek Yogurt and Granola

Maple Pumpkin “Pie” Parfait with Greek Yogurt and Granola

A healthier alternative to all of the pumpkin “flavored” foods that appear each fall season. This recipe combines spiced pumpkin puree, which is rich in fiber and beta-carotene, and creamy yogurt to create a whimsical treat! Be creative with different toppings to add flavor and texture to these parfaits. 

Roasted Cauliflower & Delicata Squash with Baby Spinach

Roasted Cauliflower & Delicata Squash with Baby Spinach

No need to peel this squash- once cooked, delicata squash has an edible, tender skin. To prepare, cut off the ends, slice lengthwise and remove the seeds with a melon baller. Roasting the squash, cauliflower and red onion caramelizes the natural sugars for a rich flavor. Remember to successfully roast vegetables, cut them into similar sized pieces, so they cook evenly. This nutrient-dense dish provides dietary fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. 

Apple Barley Salad

Apple Barley Salad

The flavors of fall are throughout this salad with apples, dried fruit, and an apple-allspice dressing. Barley is a whole grain with a nutty taste and slightly chewy texture. Barley also provides soluble dietary fiber. Turn this dish into an entrée by adding grilled chicken, fish or cannellini beans and serving over your favorite salad mix. 

Curry Lentil Soup

Curry Lentil Soup

This simple lentil soup recipe comes together quickly with some basic pantry ingredients. The lentils provide protein and dietary fiber and don’t require presoaking. The aromatic spices combine for a rich flavor. You can blend the soup to your desired consistency. It is finished off with leafy greens to add a touch of freshness. Suggested toppings include a dollop of your favorite pesto, toasted nuts or pistachio cream that we will be making today.