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2015 ONIE Calendars Have Arrived!

01/14/2015
2015 ONIE Calendars Have Arrived!
The 2015 ONIE Calendars are being distributed now! The calendar features 12 tasty recipes, lots of healthy tips, a list of Farmers' Markets across the state that accept SNAP benefits, and much more! Read about where to get your FREE calendar. Read More

Apple Crisp in a SNAP!

01/07/2015
Apple Crisp in a SNAP!
Try our new apple crisp recipe designed by our own Meredith Scott. This recipe is easy, tasty, and healthy, plus it is low in sodium. Each serving has just 176 calories and it adds one serving of fruit to your daily diet. A dessert that helps you keep any New Year's resolution to be healthier. Read More

A Healthy Year & Black-eyed Peas

12/30/2014
A Healthy Year & Black-eyed Peas
ONIE has 3 tips to help you and your family be more healthy in the next year as well as a yummy barley black-eyed peas recipe to help bring in the new year! Read More

Healthy Cookies & 1% Milk for Santa

12/23/2014
Healthy Cookies & 1% Milk for Santa
ONIE has easy cookies you can make for Santa. These cookies are moist and chewy but easy enough for the kids to help. With a few changes to the recipes, you now have a special and healthy treat. Read More

Holiday Lights and Hot Cocoa!

12/11/2014
Holiday Lights and Hot Cocoa!
One of our favorite traditions is enjoying twinkly holiday lights. We love to walk through the lights with our family and friends while sipping a cup of hot cocoa. There are many beautiful holiday light displays all around our great state of Oklahoma! Read More

Baked Fish with Creole Sauce

12/03/2014
Baked Fish with Creole Sauce
After eating way too much on Thanksgiving, our featured Recipe for the Month of December, is a light and easy recipe for you to try- Baked Fish with Creole Sauce. Read More

Thanksgiving Desserts - ONIE Style

11/25/2014
Thanksgiving Desserts - ONIE Style
Thanksgiving is finally here! We hope you have enjoyed our recipes and tips on how to make your family’s Thanksgiving meal healthier while still following traditions. The grand finale to our thanksgiving blog series is of course everyone’s favorite: dessert! Read More

Thanksgiving Favorites: Mashed Potatoes and Cheesy Broccoli

11/20/2014
Thanksgiving Favorites: Mashed Potatoes and Cheesy Broccoli
We here at the ONIE Project put a healthy twist on two of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes: mashed potatoes and broccoli casserole. We took traditional mashed potatoes and added some cauliflower to sneak in an extra vegetable that is mild enough to not even notice. Read More

TURKEY EXPOSE’: Don’t Pay for Salt Water!

11/12/2014
TURKEY EXPOSE’: Don’t Pay for Salt Water!
ONIE went on an undercover shopping trip to get the facts about Thanksgiving turkeys. Our advice is buyer beware, many turkeys are “moisture enhanced” which means they are injected with a salt-water solution. Read More

Recipe of the Month - Southwest Meatballs

11/05/2014
Recipe of the Month - Southwest Meatballs
Southwest Meatballs - This meatball recipe adds a fun southwestern twist, packing in flavors you will love. It is hearty dish that takes just 20 minutes to prepare. The bonus is that it sneaks in veggies and is low in sodium!!! Read More

Halloween Ghosts and Goblins!

10/29/2014
Halloween Ghosts and Goblins!
I like to stock my house with lots of festive treats that don’t overload my diet on sugar and fat but still let me celebrate the holiday. One way to do this is to start dressing up your daily fruit. Of course I cannot take credit for all of these ideas but from a ‘hope to be dietitian’ standpoint I think these hit the “A” list for Halloween treats. Read More

Harvest Hustle 2014, 800 Smiling Faces!

10/22/2014
Harvest Hustle 2014, 800 Smiling Faces!
Let’s Get Midwest City Moving's 2014 Harvest Hustle 5K walk/run event on Sunday, October 19, 2014 was spectacular. The complete not compete 5K is hosted by the Let’s Get Midwest City Moving initiative under the leadership of the ONIE Project and MIDWEST CITY YMCA with the support of 24 sponsors and 85 volunteers. Midwest City was moving as 780 racers completed a 5K course at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City and attended a Wellness Expo. Read More

Harvest Hustle 5K: Ready, set, go!

10/15/2014
Harvest Hustle 5K: Ready, set, go!
It’s race week; just 4 days until the Harvest Hustle. On October 19, 2014, it is time to get moving at MWC Regional Park! Read More

1% Milk: The All-Round Ingredient

10/08/2014
1% Milk: The All-Round Ingredient
1% milk, it is an all-round cooking ingredient. I used to believe that it would not work for cooking. I was wrong! It works great for cooking whether baking, preparing a cream-based sauce, or preparing a dipping sauce for battering. Our nutritionist, Stephanie DeBerry, prepared delicious recipes using 1% low-fat milk as an ingredient in the ONIE Test Kitchen. Read More

Pack it in with 1% low-fat milk!

10/01/2014
Pack it in with 1% low-fat milk!
1% low-fat milk is packed with vitamins, minerals and macronutrients. Did you know that people who drink milk have higher intakes of vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, calcium, potassium, protein, and other nutrients than non-milk users? Read More

1% Milk-No Added Sugar

09/24/2014
1% Milk-No Added Sugar
At ONIE we agree that watching the sugar you eat is a very legitimate concern. Blood glucose levels are directly affected by the amount of sugar we eat. Similarly, carbohydrates are broken down into sugar. Too much sugar in the diet can cause you to gain weight and damage your overall health. The US Dietary Guidelines recommend that we reduce consuming foods with added sugars or foods that have caloric sweeteners added to them during processing, preparation, or after preparation. Read More

No Myth, 1% Is The Healthy Choice!

09/19/2014
No Myth, 1% Is The Healthy Choice!
This week we launched our campaign to promote 1% Low-fat milk use in your home. There are many myths about 1% low-fat milk. The ONIE Project team has gathered FACTS to bust the myths. Read More

Sodium is all the Buzz!

09/16/2014
Sodium is all the Buzz!
Too much sodium is all the buzz at ONIE. They are pouring on the salt for us and now most Americans consume 3436 mg of sodium/salt every day, which is much more than the 2300 mg recommended daily amount. Read More

The Salty Facts

09/10/2014
The Salty Facts
Yikes, our children are consuming too much sodium! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention just released findings that 90% of school-aged children are consuming 3,279 mg of sodium/salt every day. It is hard to believe that 9 out of 10 ten kids are consuming almost 70% more mg of sodium than calories and it is affecting their health (1,681 mg of sodium for every 1,000 calories consumed). Read More

Chicken Fingers

09/03/2014
Chicken Fingers
The featured recipe of the week is chicken fingers. A family favorite but with a special twist. As indicated on the picture, it is 1 to 1 certified, which tells me that the salt/sodium in a single serving does not exceed the amount of calories per serving. This is an easy rule of thumb to help me limit my salt/sodium intake to 2300 mg per day, the daily recommend amount. Read More
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