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An Apple A Day

Here are some smart dinner recipes that the whole family can enjoy!



Between dropping off and picking up the kids, a full day’s work and the endless demands of the day, Mom’s need quick and easy dinner recipes that deliver nutritional value and help to turn
dinner-time into family-time.


As part of our COA Mind & Body program we believe that eating well is a learned experience, one passed on by the parent. By opening up the world of “nourishing” food children make better food choices and develop a healthy respect for nutrition.


We know you are superstars both on the job and at home but every star needs a break once in a while. Let COA Apple-A-Day Blog help you with
quick recipes and monthly tips.


Here are some smart dinner recipes that
the whole family can enjoy!

Cheesy Spinach Bites

Written by COA Nutrition Team On July 26, 2019

This is a fun and healthy way to serve something green – for breakfast or lunch. These are packed full of protein, vitamins and flavor. Plus, it is a great way to get kids to eat spinach. You never know when they are going to decide to like it!

Cabbage Patties

Written by COA Nutrition Team On July 19, 2019

Crispy on the outside, soft inside. These patties are so easy to make and super delicious. Hidden veggies are a plus!

Slow Cooker Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Written by COA Nutrition Team On July 12, 2019

An unbelievably easy, protein-rich, and hearty chili, it doesn’t have to be cold outside to enjoy this delicious homemade recipe!

Healthy Sheet Pan Pancakes⁠

Written by COA Nutrition Team On July 3, 2019

These yummy “pancakes” topped with Red, White, and Blue toppings… Perfect for the 4th of July⁠! 🎉🇺🇸


Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

Choose whole grains

Pick whole grains over refined grains, at least 50 percent of the time. Whole grains like brown rice and bulgur have their bran intact and thus have more fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and other nutrients. Try quinoa, whole wheat pasta, oats, farro and barley as side dishes, on top of salads and in soups.

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