Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company’s Award-winning Deli:  Variety of Healthy Options, Daily Specials Featuring Fresh, Local Ingredients

By:   Laura Swanson A favorite local lunch spot for decades has been Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company’s deli and especially for their various made-fresh-daily salads, soups and specials. Through the years, numerous chefs have provided recipes and guidance, Jim Fletcher took over the apron in the kitchen about 18 months ago.  A Brooklyn native, […]

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Super Sundae

Photo and recipe source: Foodhero.org   Ingredients: 1 cup  low-fat vanilla yogurt 2⁄3 cup  canned chopped peaches 2⁄3 cup  fresh or frozen blueberries 2 Tablespoons  granola   Directions: Divide yogurt between 2 clear glasses or dishes. Spoon half of the peaches and blueberries on top of the yogurt. Sprinkle each sundae with granola. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. […]

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What is Junk Food?

Image by: The Windy Wilsons, in Jewel-Osco, 2012 Guest column shared with permission from farm-to-table nutrition expert, Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, LDN, FAND, ACSM-CPT.  With her blog https://kimkirchherr.com/ Kim shares her love for food, farmers and healthy eating.   This post is a great fit for Tillamook County Wellness as we focus on Eating Well in […]

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Bell Pepper Nachos

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 8 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 20 min   Ingredients: 4 bell peppers 1 cup salsa 2 teaspoons seasoning (try a mixture-chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, pepper) 2 cups cooked meat (chopped or shredded), beans or tofu 1 cup reduced fat shredded […]

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Eating Well on the Road

By: Mis Carlson-Swanson, Tillamook County Wellness Advisory Committee Member   Winter is my time for planning for the warmer, longer days of spring and summer.  These plans usually include adventure and exploration, breaking the day-to-day routines, and getting back in touch with my free spirit.  Destinations near and far pop into my mind, and I […]

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My Personal Pizza

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 1 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 25 minutes   Ingredients: 1/2 english muffin 1 1⁄2 Tablespoons spaghetti or pizza sauce 1 Tablespoon grated cheese 4 Tablespoons chopped vegetables, fruits, and/or cooked meat   Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly toast English […]

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Eating Out and Eating Well

By: Dusti Linnell, PhD, OSU Extension Service, Tillamook and Lincoln County & Anne Goetze, RDN, LD, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council Eating out is something we all do.  A 2019 survey found that 56% of Americans either dine-out or order-in 2-3 times each week (Truth About Dining Out ?) According to the survey, 10% choose […]

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The Frittata – Easier Done than Said

 By:  Michelle Jenck M.Ed., Wholly Healthy LLC   Prep Time:  15 minutes Total Cook Time: 30 minutes   The Frittata works as a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner option.  Packed with protein, it’s also a great way to fulfill that hard-to-meet recommendation for daily vegetable intake.   Inspired by a “mix-and-match” frittata feature in Parade Magazine, […]

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Restaurant-Inspired Meals at Home

By: Michelle Jenck, TC Wellness Coordinator Tillamook County Wellness is all about making healthy happen in 2020. We are encouraging people to Choose Well – a campaign series that will run throughout the year, providing support and local resources for living a healthier life.  To kick things off, we are launching our Eat Well campaign, […]

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