Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe and photo source: foodhero.org Number of servings: 7 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 very ripe bananas 1 cup quick oats 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla 1⁄2 cup raisins Directions: -Preheat oven to 350 degrees. -In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork until mostly smooth. -Add […]

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Walk Well Tillamook County

By:  Nancy Kershaw, Walk Well Volunteer Coordinator April is Move More month and April 1st is National Walking Day – No foolin’! Being active and having positive social support are keys to lifelong health and especially important during these times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Walking is a great way to be physically active and can […]

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The Good Fight

AUTHOR:                          Paul Fournier            Leslie Manners has always taken her health and fitness seriously. The 42 year-old mother of two boys, Max and Body, was a regular at the Tillamook YMCA, often working-out five days a week. She ate healthy foods and gently pushed her fishing guide husband, “Big Dave,” […]

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Avocado Yogurt Soup

Recipe courtesy of National Dairy Council Ambassador Andrew Dole, MS, RDN, CSSD, CEC, USAT Photo source: Dairygood.org   Ingredients: 1 cup Greek yogurt 2% (or fat level of choice) 1 cup buttermilk 2 large ripe avocados 2-3 dill sprigs, rough chopped 2 tablespoons mint, rough chopped 1/2 lemon freshly squeezed (add more to taste) 1/2 […]

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 Fasting: Helping Your Body Find Balance

By:  Dr. Eli Andersen, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Rinehart Clinic When I introduce the idea of fasting with the goal of wellness in mind, some people may be confused. Isn’t a balanced nutritional diet important? Absolutely. And so is balance in all your body’s systems. Fasting is one approach, among many, to find that balance. My […]

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Easy Meatballs

Recipe and photo source: foodhero.org Makes: 24 meatballs Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients M E A T B A L L S 1 pound  lean ground beef (15% fat) 1⁄2 cup uncooked brown or white rice 2⁄3 cup nonfat or 1% milk 1 egg, slightly beaten 1⁄2 cup chopped onion (1⁄2 medium onion) 1⁄2 cup shredded carrot 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper S A U C E 1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed soup (try […]

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Beef and Broccoli Stroganoff

Recipe Source: Nutrition Council of Oregon, Shared Meals Serves: 4 Cook time: 20 minutes   Ingredients: – ¾ pound Beef sirloin, thinly sliced – 2 ½ cups Broccoli florets – 10 Large mushrooms, sliced – 2 Green onions, sliced – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 3 Tablespoons Flour – 1 cup Low-fat milk – 1 […]

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Cooking and Eating as A Family, Making Family Meals Matter

By: Meghan Pientka, OSU Dietetic Intern, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council   Among the most lasting and powerful traditions in family life is one that seems to have more impact than almost any other – the family meal. Family meals bring about family unity. Eating and talking together can help prevent behavior problems at home […]

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Feeding the Soul with Garlicky, Cheesy Grits

By Gregory Lum, Dietetic Intern, Oregon State University   Let’s do a little thought experiment. Take a deep breath, and think about “healthy food.” What comes to mind? Any particular foods or styles of cooking? I’ll bet Southern soul food wasn’t the first thing you thought of. After all, most people would think of foods […]

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