Strengthening families, one meal at a time

Family Dinners Matter

There is extensive research demonstrating the many benefits of family meals. Kids do better in school, families communicate more, there is less alcohol and drug use among teens, leading to enhanced well-being. However, the national trend is that fewer and fewer families are sharing family meals.

Beyond Food Access

In many of our urban neighborhoods, fresh, healthy and affordable food is not readily accessible. Locally, organizations are working to alleviate this problem. Placing healthy food in these low access areas is a first step, but for those who aren't familiar with these healthier options, we need to reach beyond access and provide education and support.

Sunday Suppers makes a difference

Families attending Sunday Suppers make changes in what they are eating, how they prepare food and making family meals a priority. Participants are trying new foods and are using healthier cooking techniques. And they are drinking less soda and fewer sugary beverages. Their decisions about food and nutrition benefit the entire family.

From The Blog

Breakfast Pizza


Ingredients • 4 English muffins, tortillas, or pieces of bread • Olive oil • Tomato slices • 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced • Grated mozzarella • Oregano • Salt & pepper Directions: 1. Make hard-cooked eggs (see tip below) 2. Toast 8 English muffin halves or warm tortilla or other bread choice) 3. Drizzle each with […]

Cumin-Lime Coleslaw


Ingredients 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 cloves garlic, chopped Few dashes hot sauce 1/2 cup olive oil 3 carrots, peeled and shredded 1 medium head green cabbage, shredded 1 red bell pepper, julienned 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro Salt and pepper Directions Place first 5 […]

Strawberry Shortcake


Ingredients 3 eggs ¾ cup sugar ½ cup whole wheat flour ½ cup white flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 pints fresh strawberries whipping cream or vanilla ice cream Directions • Take eggs out of the refrigerator to sit at room temperature for […]

Meet the Llanos family

Featured Family

Victoria, Jose and their four children have been attending Sunday Suppers for 5 months. After Jose’s stroke earlier in the 2014 they started to change the family’s diet. They decided to enroll in Sunday Suppers so that the whole family could start to change their eating habits. The kids really like the program and ask […]

Oatmeal Cookies… in the microwave


(makes 4-6 cookies) • 1 cup quick cooking oats • 2 ½ TBSP white whole wheat flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 1 ½ TBSP brown sugar • Pinch of cinnamon • ½ cup applesauce • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 2 TBSP raisins Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, brown sugar, and cinnamon […]

Vegetable Ravioli Lasagna


Ingredients: • Olive oil • 1 package ravioli cooked halfway (2 ½ minutes for the ones in your to go bag) • 1 jar marinara (with less sugar and calories) • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese & ½ cup shredded parmesean cheese mixed together • 2 cups of chopped vegetables (examples: zucchini, yellow […]

Black Bean & Rice Enchilladas


serves 6 Ingredients: • 2 T. oil • ½ c. onions, sliced • 1 pepper, diced • 1 garlic clove, minced • 1 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained • ½ c. enchilada sauce or salsa • 2 c. cooked brown rice • 1 tsp. cumin • ½ tsp. oregano • Salt & […]

Butternut Squash Soup


Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups chopped yellow onions 1 tablespoons curry powder 5 pounds butternut squash 1 1/2 pounds apples 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 cups vegetable stock or water 1/2 cup apple cider Directions Heat the butter and olive oil; add onions & […]

Cabbage with Caraway


Ingredients: • ½ large cabbage • ½ large onion • 3 T. olive oil • 1 T. caraway seeds • Salt & pepper Directions: 1. Take the hard core out of the cabbage and slice very thin. Slice onion very thin. 2. Heat a pan and add olive oil and onions, sprinkle with salt and […]

Stuffed Peppers


Ingredients: • 4 large green, yellow or red peppers • 1 lb. ground turkey • 1 c. cooked rice • ¼ c. chopped onion • 2 garlic cloves minced • 24 oz. tomato sauce (divided into 16 and 8 oz.) • 5 T. Taco seasoning* (set aside 1 T.) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. […]

Kale Chips


Ingredients: • 1 bunch kale, washed and thoroughly dried • 2 T. olive oil • Sea salt, for sprinkling Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 275°. 2. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut leaf into 1½ inch pieces. 3. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt (or you […]

Easy Refrigerator Pickles


Ingredients: • 1 qt. jar with a metal or plastic lid • 3 small cucumbers • 5 sprigs of fresh dill • 2-4 cloves of garlic crushed • 3 T. white vinegar • ½ -1 T. kosher salt • Distilled or spring water Directions: 1. Cut the pickles into discs or sandwich slices and add […]

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