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Eggplant Zucchini Casserole

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Makes 8 servings Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 210; Total Fat: 6 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Sodium: 187 mg; Carbohydrate: 16 grams; Fiber: 4 grams; Protein: 11 grams Ingredients: Cooking spray 2 8-ounce cans no-added-salt tomato sauce 2 teaspoons low-sodium Worcestershire sauce Black pepper to taste 2 teaspoon oregano […]

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Edamame Supper

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Edamame (fresh, green soybeans) are found in the natural-foods freezer section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores, sold both in and out of the “pods.” For this recipe, you’ll need the shelled edamame. One 10-ounce bag contains about 2 cups of shelled beans. Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Makes 4 servings Serving […]

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Creole Chicken Pasta

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Total Time: 60 minutes Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup pasta with 2/3 cup sauce Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 321; Total Fat: 16 grams; Sodium: 312 mg; Carbohydrate: 34 grams; Fiber: 4 grams; Protein: 11 grams Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, […]

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Cranberry Chicken Salad

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 1/6th mixture Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 227; Total Fat: 6 grams; Sodium: 139 mg; Carbohydrate: 18 grams; Fiber: 3 grams; Protein: 20 grams Ingredients: 1 pound chopped cooked chicken 1 cup chopped celery 3/4 cup chopped red onion 3/4 cup dried cranberries 1 cup reduced fat poppy seed dressing Dash […]

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Coconut Tilapia and Apricot Dipping Sauce

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Makes 4 fillets Serving Size: 1 fillet Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 195; Total Fat: 10 grams; Sodium: 312 mg; Carbohydrate: 7 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Protein: 14.5 grams Ingredients: 3/4th cup unsweetened flaked coconut, chopped 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1/8th teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4th […]

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Chickpea and Spinach Soup with Shrimp

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

This soup has lots of garlic and though it may taste creamy, there isn’t a drop of cream or milk in this hearty soup. Blending potatoes, chickpeas and onions provides a healthy alternative without sacrificing any flavor. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Makes 10 cups Serving Size: 1 1/3 cup Nutrition Facts (per serving): […]

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Butternut Squash Soup

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 1/6 of soup Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 123; Total Fat 3.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Cholesterol: 3.5 grams; Sodium 375 mg; Carbohydrate: 24 grams; Fiber: 3 grams; Protein: 2 grams Ingredients: 2 large butternut squash, seeded and halved lengthwise 1 […]

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Brussel Sprouts

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

If you’ve never liked Brussels sprouts, this is the recipe to try – you might change your mind. Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Makes 6 servings Serving Size: ½ cup each Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 87; Total Fat: 3 grams; Sodium: 180 mg; Carbohydrate: 13 grams; Fiber: 4 grams; Protein: […]

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Broccoli Lasagna Spirals

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Makes 10 servings (halve the recipe for fewer servings) Serving Size: 1 lasagna roll Nutrition Facts: Calories: 186; Fat: 6 grams; Saturated fat: 3 grams; Carbohydrates: 24 grams; Cholesterol: 15 mg; Fiber: 2 grams Ingredients: 10 wide lasagna noodles 2 (10 ounce) packages chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and […]

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Blended Mocha Freeze

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Get the taste of a coffeehouse drink with fewer calories and less fat with this mocha freeze. Make this for your Sunday School coffee hour or have your Youth Group make it for a quick, fun treat! Prep Time: 5 minutes Serving Size: 2 cups Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 93; Total Fat: 0 grams; […]

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Bean Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

  Bean Burgers These burgers are great topped with guacamole. Ingredient Note: Quinoa is a delicately flavored, protein-rich whole grain. Rinsing removes any residue of saponin, quinoa’s natural, bitter protective covering. Find it in natural-foods stores and the natural-foods sections of many supermarkets. They cook up quickly in around 10 minutes, which makes it quick […]

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Baked Spring Rolls

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Makes 12 servings Serving Size: 1 spring roll Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 138; Total Fat: 5 grams; Sodium: 200 mg; Carbohydrate: 19 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Protein: 4 grams Ingredients: 1 cup finely shredded cabbage ¼ cup finely shredded carrot 2 green onions, thinly sliced 2 […]

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Asparagus Salad

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 6 servings Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 61; Total Fat: 3 grams; Sodium: 223 mg; Carbohydrate: 9 grams; Fiber: 2 grams; Protein: 3 grams Ingredients: 2 pounds asparagus, (about 2 bunches), trimmed 1 pint tiny cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon salt Freshly […]

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Asian Baked Salmon

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 5 ounces Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 229; Total Fat: 12 grams; Sodium: 329 mg; Carbohydrate: 5 grams; Fiber: less than 1 gram; Protein: 33 grams Ingredients                                 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive […]

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Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Total Time: minutes Makes 4 servings Serving Size: ¾ cup, about 2 slices of tomatoes Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 153; Total Fat: 1 g; Sodium: 190 mg; Carbohydrate: 19 g; Fiber: 3 g; Protein: 6 g Ingredients: Canola or olive oil cooking spray Large, sealable plastic bag ½  cup whole-wheat flour ½  cup all-purpose flour […]

The New Wheat Street Gardens

In urban Atlanta, farmer Rashid Nuri is re-planting a church’s vision.

by Stacy Smith

Squash, green beans and lettuce grow together on the corner of Hilliard and Old Wheat streets, in the heart of the Old Fourth Ward in northeast Atlanta. Volunteers covered in dirt work amongst the beds of vegetables while a new class of students sits under a tent, listening to Rashid Nuri, an agriculture specialist, teach […]

Book Review

Bread, Body, Spirit

Finding the Sacred in Food

When I first heard about Alice Peck’s book, Bread, Body, Spirit: Finding the Sacred in Food, I was excited and intrigued to read what other religions had to say about the spiritual richness of food which I already see in the Christian tradition. I was curious to see what insights I could possibly glean from […]

Interview

Feeding Food Pantries with AmpleHarvest.org

Q & A with Gary Oppenheimer

by Sarah Ranson

Gary Oppenheimer is the executive director and founder of AmpleHarvest.org. As director of a community garden in 2009, he learned about the wasted food in many residential gardens and created a program called “Ample Harvest” to get the excess food to local food pantries. Realizing this as a nationwide problem, he created a nationwide solution […]

Cookies, Lent, and the Body

by Stacy Smith

The juxtaposition of the start of Lent with the start of Girl Scout Cookie Season is a cultural phenomenon that desperately needs to be changed. If you are one of many Christians who opt to give up sweets for Lent, what are you supposed to do when exiting the grocery store with carrots and celery, […]