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  • Redskins Tackle Diabetes With What's Cooking Wednesday: Better-Than-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

    12.03.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Making dinner every night for the family isn't always the easiest task. Groceries must be bought and tastes satisfied, and somewhere along the way, keeping the meal healthy might be forgotten.

    Today, we are giving you the ultimate chicken recipe that is both tasty and healthy! Requiring only 8 ingredients, this is sure to become a classic, go-to meal for your family.

    Better-Than-Fried Chicken Drumskicks

    Makes: 4     Preparation Time: 10 minutes

    Cooking Time: 35 minutes

    Ingredients:

    8 skinless chicken drumsticks

    1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 tsp. paprika

    1/2 tsp. hot sauce

    1 ... Read More

  • Redskins Tackle Diabetes Tuesday Tip: Baking with Sugar Substitutes!

    12.02.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    While the Redskins are tackling the Rams on the field, the team's off the field efforts will be geared towards bringing awareness to diabetes for this week's Tackle Diabetes Game on December 7, 2014

    Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death for Americans and also places a considerable cost burden on those afflicted.

    Approximately 9.3% of the U.S. population had the disease in 2012.

    Around 1.7 million of those within this number were diagnosed just that year. What's interesting about diabetes however is that for many, the disease is preventable.

    November was National ... Read More

  • 6 Ways to Celebrate Autumn

    10.30.2014 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle Recipes

    Summer is long gone and Fall is finally here and in full-swing! To celebrate the coming of Fall, Francesca Lynch from the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association shares with us some tips on how to get the most out of this colorful season.

    The leaves have started to change color. The nights have started to get chillier and daylight is ending earlier. Autumn is here. I am certainly a summer girl at heart, but there are still many things I love about the fall. It’s the perfect time for apple and pumpkin picking. Baking is also a fun activity to do ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Brig Owens and his famous Enchiladas!

    08.27.2014 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle Recipes Redskins

    Former Redskins Safety Brig Owens graces the list of the 80 greatest Redskins, still holds the record for most interception return yards in Redskins history (686), and recently presented the award for 2013 Defensive Player of the Year at the Redskins Welcome Home Luncheon.

    What many may not know however, is how talented Owens is in the kitchen!

    WOW sat down with the Redskins alum to talk about gameday rituals, vacation spots, and how he makes his famous enchiladas:

    What was one thing you could not live without?
    Hot Fudge Sundae the evening before every game

    Favorite outdoor activity?
    Golf ... Read More

  • WOW Cooking Class featuring Chef Jon's Seared Scallops

    08.20.2014 / Blog Posts Events Local Lifestyle Recipes

    Sunday wasn't just an ordinary day for WOW Member Melissa Mazzur. 

    Mazzur, her husband Frank, their daughter and a friend were at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., where they received an exclusive cooking lesson – through the Women of Washington Redskins’ Touchdown Tailgate sweepstakes — from team executive chef Jon Matheison and sous chef Connor McGuire. Check out what they learned to cook below!

    Seared Scallop / Avocado Puree / Summer Salad / Lime Vinaigrette
    Redskins Executive Chef Jon Mathieson

    AVOCADO PUREE
    2 Avocados
    ¼ cup Cilantro Leaves (loosely packed)
    2 Limes
    1 Serrano Pepper
    1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
    1 Clove of Garlic
    ¼ cup Ice ... Read More

  • Recycle your Easter Eggs with our Shrimp Deviled Tomatoes

    04.22.2014 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle Recipes

    Kimberly Young, MA; Founder of Healthy Little Cooks and author of the 5-Minute Lunchbox

    INGREDIENTS
    6 boiled eggs, peeled
    6 medium tomatoes
    2 collard greens leafs
    2 tablespoons of olive oil based mayonnaise
    ½teaspoon Old Bay
    12 large shrimp, cooked

    DIRECTIONS

    Wash tomatoes. Chop off the tops (about ½ inch down) and scoop out the inside

    Peel and chop cooked shrimp. Place in a bowl.

    Chop egg (both egg white and egg yolk) and collard greens. Place in the shrimp bowl

    Add Old Bay and mayonnaise to the bowl and mix thoroughly.

    Distribute egg mixture evenly inside the 6 tomatoes

     

    ** Photography ... Read More

  • Green Tuna Wrap Recipe

    04.16.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Kimberly Young, MA; Founder of Healthy Little Cooks and author of the 5-Minute Lunchbox

    Looking for ways to get more green leafy veggies in your diet? Swap out the carbohydrate packed bread with a collard leaf.  Fill it with protein-packed veggie tuna salad and you’ll be serving your body a nutrient dense satisfying sandwich.

    INGREDIENTS
    1 5oz can light tuna packed in water
    1 tablespoon olive-oil based mayonnaise (or light mayonnaise)
    1/8 cup shredded carrots
    1/8 cup diced celery
    1/8 cup diced red cabbage
    1 large collard green leaf

    DIRECTIONS

    Rinse collard leaf with water, pat ... Read More

  • How to Make Your Own Almond Coconut Milk

    04.07.2014 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Kimberly Young, MA

    If you have dairy allergies, you’re probably familiar with alternative milk options such as soy, coconut, almond, hemp or flax milk. But, did you know that making your own non-diary milk offers more nutrients and is super easy? Fresh nut milk has no preservatives and can be sweetened, flavored and enjoyed to your own personal taste. Here’s my favorite recipe for Cinnamon Almond Coconut Milk.

    INGREDIENTS
    2 cups of raw almonds (non-roasted and salt free)
    ¾ cup shredded coconut (or ¼ cup coconut milk)
    8 cups of cold water
    3-4 cups of water for soaking almonds
    1 ... Read More

  • Pump up the Health with this WOW Redskins St. Patrick’s Day Salad

    03.14.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    By Kimberly Young, MA; Founder of Healthy Little Cooks and author of the 5-Minute Lunchbox

    St. Patrick’s day meals are often filled with artificial colorings and dyes. This year, munch on nature’s green food on this special day (spinach!) and save your green calories for dessert or your favorite Irish beer! 

    By adding fresh red strawberries and yellow pears, you’ll rock this St. Patty’s day salad in Redskins style.

    INGREDIENTS
    3 cups of fresh baby spinach
    3-4 large strawberries, diced
    ½ ripe pear
    10-12 pecan halves
    1-3 tablespoons of your favorite low-fat strawberry, raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette ... Read More

  • Healthy Banana Bread Smoothie (with a dust of chocolate)

    03.04.2014 / Blog Posts Recipes

    By Kimberly Young, MA; Founder of Healthy Little Cooks and author of the 5-Minute Lunchbox

    After being a part of the Redskins Kids Club Combine on Saturday, I felt moved to create a smoothie that both kids and parents would love, but was also super-healthy for our bodies.

    Unlike most traditional banana breads, this smoothie won’t weigh you down. It’s packed full of electrolytes and potassium. It also feeds the body magnesium, vitamin E & C. These nutrients make it an excellent post-workout snack or mini-meal. 

    Ingredients
    1 banana, very ripe
    1 cup coconut water
    1 cup ice
    1 ... Read More

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