peanut butter

The Luxury Peanut Butter

As food costs have risen over the past few months the one item known as a staple in many households is quickly becoming a luxury. Peanut Butter, the kid friendly food that is such a great source of protein, has risen nearly 60% for the purchasing manager at the Food Bank of Contra Costa &… Read More »

The Hunger Challenge Begins Next Week!

Attention All you Hunger Challengers: Set your $23.60 aside and go shopping this weekend! It might help to pre-plan and write out your menu for the week using the Shopping Log that way you get an idea of how far your weekly allowance will last. Planning ahead will help you to focus on buying foods… Read More »

Health and Wellness at the Food Bank

If the key to successfully helping others is to take care of yourself then the Food Bank staff has a bit of work cut out for them. When we are not busy making sure that the food we order from our distributors is low in sodium, fat and sugar, the Nutrition and Wellness committees have… Read More »


Pizza for breakfast? Of course you can, if you healthify it!

Whether you have little time to spare (Pepperoni Pita Pizza) or have a few extra minutes to make the dough from scratch (Healthified Homemade Pizza) we’ve got two great pizza recipes for you to make at home. Pepperoni Pita Pizza     Recipe from The Biggest Loser The Biggest Loser Season 7’s Sione Fa says of this… Read More »


Weekly Challenge Recipe

Love chocolate chip cookies but tired of feeling guilty about eating them? Well here is a healthier guilt free option. “Healthified” Chocolate Chip Cookies From Eat Better America 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 2 cups whole wheat flour… Read More »

Healthified Oatmeal Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Weekly Challenge Recipes

Cookies for breakfast?  Of course! We promise not to tell your inner-child that it’s actually a nutritious way to jump-start your day. Healthified Oatmeal Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies source: 86% less sat fat • 71% less sodium than the original recipe—see the comparison. Finally, give into your cravings and enjoy a peanut butter and… Read More »

Weekly Pound For Pound Challenge Recipes

After a short hiatus, we are back with your weekly Pound For Pound Challenge recipes. Try these yummy, healthy comfort foods and let us know what you think. Toasted Barley with Mixed Vegetables Healthified Tuscan White Bean Soup Triple-Berry Granola Crisp Words of healthy advice from our Challenge Champion Patti Anderson: Here… Read More »

Patti, Carl, Emily, Mario, Jim, Leo, Savanna and Nicole (taking the picture)

Weekly Recipes

Are you taking the Pound For Pound Challenge? Tell us about it in the comments below. Here are this week’s recipes to help you through the challenge (or just to try for fun). Since mushrooms are in season I found this recipe. Stir-Fried Broccoli and Mushrooms with Tofu Then of course we can’t skip… Read More »

Look at all these onions getting ready for distribution.

Who knew that onions are so beneficial for your health!

Did you know that onions are a good source of fiber and vitamin C and might inhibit tumor growth? Or that onions may be useful for the prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as protecting against certain infections? Onion can also improve lung function, especially in asthmatics and the more pungent varieties appear to possess… Read More »


Walk to Give & Get Healthy

Join us weekly as we “Walk to Give & Get Healthy”. The walks will take place every Sunday from 2pm to 3:30pm. Each walk will start off with a 15 minute warm up, followed by an hour walk then a 15 minute cool down. Our first walk will take place at Heather Farms Park Sunday… Read More »


Tilapia, Cauliflower, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Hello again Pound For Pound Challenge team. To start off this first week of February I have found recipes for a main course, a side dish and of course we can’t forget the dessert. Cook ‘em up and let us all know what you think! Healthified Seared Tilapia with Lemon-Tarragon Sauce Mustard and Honey… Read More »