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

Roasted Chicken


This recipe serves 6. Ingredients: • 3 lb. chicken • 1 T salt • 1 c. water • 1 tsp. thyme (optional) Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 450°. 2. Rinse a 3 lb. chicken, then dry it very well with paper towels, inside and out. 3. Salt and pepper the inside of the chicken […]

Mediterranean Salad


Makes 6 servings Salad Ingredients • 1 heart of Romaine lettuce, chopped • 1 cucumber, chopped • 1 red pepper or tomato, chopped • 1 can garbanzo beans/chick peas, drained and rinsed • 5 radishes, stems removed, thinly sliced • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves, stems removed • Optional: add chopped onions or pickles […]

Homemade Chicken Fingers


Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Cut up chicken breasts into one-inch pieces, then put some non-sweet cornflakes in a Ziploc bag and smash the cornflakes with a rolling pin or your hands. 3. Put the crumbs in a bowl and add flour, salt and pepper, and […]

Meet The Daniels Family

Featured Family

Shaleeyah, Tommy and their four boys have been attending Sunday Suppers since July. After looking at photos of herself from a vacation to Jamaica in May 2015, Shaleeyah decided she wanted to lose weight and create a healthier lifestyle for herself and her family. She and her family started exercising every day and eating healthier. […]

Zucchini Bread


Ingredients • ¾ c. whole wheat flour • ¾ c. unbleached white flour • ¾ c. sugar • ¼ tsp. baking powder • ½ tsp. baking soda • ¼ tsp. salt • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon • 1 egg white • 1 whole egg • 6 T. canola oil • 1 ¼ c. finely grated […]

Sauteed greens


Ingredients • 4 lbs. mustard, turnip, or beet greens, stems and coarse ribs discarded • 2 large garlic cloves, minced • 3 T. olive oil • ½ c. vegetable or chicken broth • ½ tsp. salt • 1 T. red wine or balsamic vinegar Directions 1. Wash greens first. After you remove the stem and […]

Tilapia with tomatoes, olives & garlic


Ingredients • 1 lb. tilapia filets • Salt and pepper to taste • 2 T. olive oil • 2 cloves garlic, chopped • ¼ c. sliced olives • 2 T. lemon juice • ¼ tsp. basil • 8 oz. canned chopped tomatoes • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional) Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350°. […]

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 […]

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