No-bake Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Energy Balls

    Skill Level: Kid Friendly Prep Time: 15 min Makes : 12 We love peanut butter because it’s filling and energy-dense.  It’s a great source of plant-based protein, unsaturated fat and complex carbohydrate fiber.  These are the optimal kinds of protein, fat and fiber.  These no-bake peanut butter and oatmeal energy balls are the […]

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Food as Medicine: An Easy-to-Digest Podcast for a healthier you.

If you missed our Food as Medicine Lesson on cruciferous vegetables, have no fear! We have turned the information into a bite-sized podcast, so you can learn about making nutritious choices wherever you are. Feel free to download and distribute to your friends! About the Food as Medicine Program: Food as Medicine at the Foodbank […]

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Vibeke’s Simple Arugula Salad (that her kids love)

This recipe comes from Vibeke Weiland, the chair of our board and also a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner practicing at Santa Barbara Wellness for Life in Santa Barbara. This is a simple recipe that she and her kids love! With it’s simple ingredients and little-assembly-required technique, it’s the perfect way to add kid-friendly cruciferous veggies to […]

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Irina’s Sweet & Sticky Brussels Sprouts

Back to Crucifers! We just can’t get enough of them. They’re so important for a healthy diet, AND extremely tasty and versatile. Check back for a new recipe each week! Irina’s Sweet & Sticky Brussels Sprouts Ingredients: • 2 pounds cleaned Brussels sprouts, cut in half • Olive oil or avocado oil • salt to […]

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Easy Ways to Incorporate More Fruits and Vegetables Into Your Diet

We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is healthy, but sometimes we end up thinking of it as a chore and it can become unappealing. But it doesn’t have to be! Although it can be daunting to try and tackle cooking a food that you’ve never eaten before, such as kale or Japanese sweet […]

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This week’s featured fruit is the persimmon! Seasonal to fall, persimmons usually abundant in our warehouses from September to October. Persimmons are a delicious fall fruit and are a powerhouse of nutrients and phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are non-nutritive substances found in fruits and vegetables that provide protective properties when consumed. Some of these phytochemicals include flavonoids, […]

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