We CAN have it both ways, and we need your help to show how. Join our #HealthyEatsNJ online food fest this summer. Each week from June 4 to July 28 we'll announce a theme week -- vegetarian, proteins, grains, etc. All you need to do is visit a restaurant (remember to check in or tag!), whip up something at home or order from a food truck and post a picture of your meal using the hashtag #HealthyEatsNJ. Get creative and inspire us to eat well and get healthy!
Watch for our theme week posts at:
See what your friends and neighbors are eating:
- June 4-10: Vegetarian
- June 11-17: Low-Carbohydrate
- June 18-24: Healthy Grains
- June 25-July 1: Smoothies and Beverages
- July 2-8: Cookout!
- July 9-15: Proteins
- July 16-22: #JerseyFresh
- July 23-29: Desserts
Why are we promoting healthy eating? Take it from a nurse - sometimes food is the best medicine!
Check this site regularly for new recipes from NJHA's Chefs, Mido and Brianna, and other contributors to the #HealthyEatsNJ community! Maybe you'll see one of your recipes here!
Tim's Guilt-Free Nut Cookie Dough Bites:
- 2/3 cup raw almonds
- 2/3 cup raw walnuts
- 2/3 cup raw oat flakes or quick oats
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup raw agave nectar or pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp cacao nibs or mini dark chocolate chips
Process almonds, walnuts, oats, cinnamon and salt to a fine meal in a food processor. Add the agave nectar and vanilla and process to combine. Next, add the cacao nibs/chocolate chips and pulse to combine. Roll the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for up to an hour to firm up. Store in a tightly covered container in the freezer!