Zucchini Salad

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 minutes   Ingredients: 1 teaspoon oil 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano or basil 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper 5 cups zucchini rounds (about 4 small zucchini) 1⁄2 cup red or sweet onion (sliced […]

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Savory Sweet Potatoes

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 5   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 40 minutes   Ingredients:   3 1⁄2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (2 medium) 1 Tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons italian seasoning 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper   Directions:   Preheat oven to […]

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Quick Penne Pasta with Veggies Recipe

Here’s a recipe with a simple stir-together meal from EatRight.org. Ingredients: 8 oz uncooked penne pasta 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 16oz package frozen broccoli florets, thawed 1 16 oz can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, thinly sliced; slices halved ½ teaspoon salt ¼ […]

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Processed Foods: Friend or Foe?

Sometimes on the top of the list of what to avoid, “processed foods” seem to have a bad reputation. Fresh foods are often considered a “best choice” – but is that true? There is definitely more to the story! When it comes to food, the word “processed” is a broad term that refers to any […]

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Veggie Quiche Muffins

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 12 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 55 min   Ingredients: 3⁄4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup green onion or onion, chopped (1 medium onion) 1 cup broccoli, chopped 1 cup tomatoes, diced 2 cups nonfat or 1% milk 4 eggs 1 […]

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Improving Lives with Otago

Article & Photo Sources by Holly Rudman, NWSDS and Kelly Benson, Tillamook County Family YMCA Many of us take for granted the basic activities of daily life. Getting up out of a chair, walking to the mailbox or getting out of the house to meet friends for lunch or exercise. As we age, many of […]

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Roasted Zucchini

  Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 35 minutes   Ingredients:   1 1⁄4 pounds zucchini, whole 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper   Directions:   Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. […]

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Trails Day Video – Watch Here!

Tillamook County Wellness partners brought Nestucca Valley Junior Senior High School students to Camp Meriwether on May 29th 2019 to launch the first ever “Trails Day.” The event showcased activities such as hydrology, wilderness walks and a mountain bike demonstration, all aiming to connect youth to their local environment in a totally new way! Watch […]

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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org Number of servings: 12 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour 5 minutes   Ingredients:   Crust and topping: 1⁄2 cup flour 1⁄4 cup brown sugar 1 cup quick oats 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine 2 Tablespoons applesauce 1 Tablespoon orange juice   Filling: 1 Tablespoon flour 1 […]

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The Intersection Between Education and Health

“It is widely recognized that education influences health outcomes and community well-being.” So begins the introductory statement from a recent National Academy of Sciences workshop linking school success with improvements in public health. As our kids head back to school, it is important to remember that education is not just for young children and teens. […]

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