Check me out on City TV talking about children's nutrition and a school age program called At My Best. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. If we can get our young kids to start making healthy choices now we will change the future of our country. As it is now, this generation of children is the first to have a life expectancy that is less than their parents. This is a wake up call for all of us that NOW is the time to make a change. And the first place to start is with ourselves. The more parents and other role models in children's lives make healthy choices the more kids will too. Kids learn from our actions, not what we tell them to do. Get the whole family involved in a healthy eating mission, make it a game! Have fun eating healthy!
I am on the 2nd and 5th installment. Here is the link!
For more information on the program At My Best go to the website
Here is the recipe for the Black Bean Brownies that were taste tested on the 2nd installment. Thank goodness the children liked them ;o)......i was worried about that!
No one will ever guess the secret ingredient in this recipe: black beans!
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
1/3 cup “better butter”, more for the baking dish
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
1/2 cup cane sugar or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (best option = 70% cacao content)
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Butter an 8-inch baking pan. Place the black beans, eggs, better butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade and carefully stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares.
Makes About 2 Cups
1 lb or 4 sticks of butter (go organic when possible)
1 c olive oil
Cut butter into pieces and put into food processor. Blend slowly streaming in the oil, until smooth. Move to air tight container and store in refrigerator. Now you'll have spreadable butter whenever you need it!