Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Operation Zero

Kaiser Permanente’s Operation Zero is an eight-session program designed for overweight children ages 11-17 to help them and their parents learn healthy tips and habits to fight obesity. I was happy to be a part of a recent session at the Cascade medical facility to show the kids how to make some dishes that are high in protein and complex carbs, low and fat and big on FLAVOR! To learn more or register a child call 404-365-0966.

Very Berry Soda
Berry soda

Fill a tall glass 2/3 full with ice cubes.
Pour half full with club soda or sparkling mineral water.
Top off with an all-natural dark berry juice blend such as cran-blueberry.
Stir and enjoy the refreshing burst of antioxidants and flavor!

Fiesta Nachos
Fiesta nachos
1.5 lbs ground lean turkey
1 lb bag of frozen corn and black beans with peppers (Fiesta Blend)
1 Tbsp dried Italian Herb Blend
2 Tbsp ground cumin
Salt and black pepper
1.5-2 cups mild salsa
1 ½ lb bag of baked tortilla chips
½ cup “Mexican style” shredded cheese


Brown turkey in a skillet, stirring frequently until well crumbled. Drain off excess fat in necessary and add the remaining ingredients. Continue cooking until heated through. Place tortilla chips onto a large platter and top with shredded cheese. Carefully spoon the hot turkey mixture on top and serve immediately.

Fruit & Cream Pizza

Fruit pizza
1 multigrain pre-cooked pizza crust
1 8 oz pkg whipped cream cheese (plain or flavored)
an assortment of fruits, sliced into bite sized pieces
Honey or agave nectar

Spread cream cheese onto the top of the pizza crust.
Arrange the fruit in a creative pattern with no spaces in between.
Drizzle lightly with honey or agave nectar.
Slice like a pizza and enjoy!

1 comment:

Joyce The Writer said...

great ideas...cool program. I'll share. JD