Crunchy Banana Bites

Years ago my best friend taught me a trick on eating bananas and peanut butter.  The combination shared has morphed ever so slightly into Crunchy Banana Bites at our house and we love these for an after school snack or even part of a breakfast combo.  Here’s one of snack friendly recipes to share; Crunchy Banana Bites by Jodie Fitz … Read More

Raspberry Breakfast Parfait – Fun Start to Valentine’s Day!

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast idea?  Sometimes the flavorful combination of yogurt and fruit parfaits can be just the answer.  Why? It’s a simple recipe, that looks fantastic and tastes great.  It other words, it’s the wow factor for little time and little effort when you’re in the middle of the morning rush hour!  This Raspberry Parfait can … Read More

Thank you Shaker Road Elementary

On Tuesday I had the privilege of visiting Shaker Road Elementary.  It was another GREAT day!  I visited with Kindergarten, First, Second, Third & Fourth Grades making smoothies, having fun, chatting about all of the ingredients we blended together & how cooking can really help us find ways to squeeze in foods we might not eat alone, but are good for … Read More

One of My Favorite Ways to Eat Eggs

How do you like your eggs?  I love my eggs a lot of ways, but there are not many that hold the ‘favorites’ category.   A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit Paris and like Julia Childs, I fell in love with a little company (not so little anymore) called A l’Olivier.  The difference?  When she visited … Read More

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Always love adding a new smoothie combination to the recipe box.  Here’s my January release (DELICIOUS!!!) Strawberried Banana Smoothie by Jodie Fitz 2 cups frozen Price Chopper strawberries (NuVal 100) 4 oz. Price Chopper low fat milk 6 oz. Price Chopper low fat vanilla yogurt ½ banana (NuVal 91) 2 tablespoons Price Chopper honey 1 teaspoon Price Chopper vanilla extract … Read More

Back to Better Breakfasts

Do you have teens?  Do they say they’re not hungry and don’t really want breakfast?  I am living through this scenario for the second time.  It can be a challenge to hold their interest and so I’m trying to mix it up with something new at least once a week.  My rule?  Don’t leave the house without breakfast! Breakfast Burrito’s … Read More

First Healthy School Visit of 2012!

I’m off and starting the year by doing exactly what I love – visiting with students, making recipes and encouraging them to taste test and try new food combinations. Thank you Arongen Elementary for making my start to the new year fantastic and fun!  The kids were great & I really enjoyed today as we talked about a healthy start … Read More

Tropical Dipping Fun

Looking at the party table and I’m planning baked brie, veggie fun and we can’t forget the fruit (YUM)!  Enjoy your celebrations…. Still trading out the whipped topping with Greek Vanilla Yogurt!!! Tropical Dipping Fun by Jodie Fitz 5.3 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt (Dannon is my favorite for a dip recipe) 3 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple … Read More

Eggnog French Toast, a Festive Holiday Treat

I love EGGNOG and so do my kids, so I really have to limit it in my household over the holidays or we’d all have way too much.  Once a year we make a treat with eggnog and sometimes we really enjoy it with our French Toast. Eggnog French Toast by Jodie Fitz 1 cup light Price Chopper eggnog ½ teaspoon … Read More

Cinnamon Pancakes

Pancakes are without doubt a fun breakfast creation.  I think part of loving them so much is that they are always served as a special treat; sleep-overs, weekend fun and holidays or maybe even part of brinner.  Once in a while, I love taking just a little bit of batter, changing the color and creating designs in the pancakes; below … Read More