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WEEKLY RECIPE: Breakfast (or anytime) Oatmeal Bars

By Lara Hausman, 2018 University of Minnesota Intern This is an easy recipe to make homemade granola bars that can be stored and eaten throughout your week! Breakfast (or anytime) Oatmeal Bars Recipe adapted from Suburban Simplicity 16 Servings Ingredients … Continue reading

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WEEKLY RECIPE: Healthy Cookie Dough

By Jacob Christensen, 2019 Dietetic Intern The best part of making cookies is before the cookies are even baked, it’s the dough! Since there is significant risk to eating raw eggs – here is a recipe to substitute your craving … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Silly Apple Bites

Adapted from www.forkandbeans.com They’re silly. They’re easy to make. And best of all, they’re allergen-free. No nuts, no gluten, no soy. Just green apples, sunflower butter, sunflower seeds, a strawberry tongue, and a batch of homemade googly eyes. The great part … Continue reading

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2019 Cancer Appeal

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WEEKLY RECIPE: The Best Banana Bread

By McKenzie Young, 2018-19 University of Minnesota Dietetic Intern This is the recipe for a classic banana bread. It’s a reliable recipe and turns out so good every time. Banana bread is best when you let the bananas get very … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Turmeric Mango Smoothie

Ingredients 2 cups chopped Ataulfo or Champagne mango (from 2 mangoes) 1 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 1/2 ripe banana 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh turmeric 1 1/2 tablespoons light agave nectar 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

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2017 Donors

Open Arms acknowledges and thanks the following institutional donors for their gifts and in-kind donations of $5,000 or greater from January 1 to December 31, 2017. Please accept our apology if your name was inadvertently omitted and let us know. … Continue reading

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WEEKLY RECIPE: Cinnamon Roasted Pears

By Sydney Zimmer, 2018 Dietetic Intern: U of MN – The Emily Program This week’s recipe uses pears, one of the fruits in season during the blustery wintertime. Just in case you are needing to make your holiday season a … Continue reading

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2018 Year End Donation Form

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WEEKLY RECIPE: Spinach & Butternut Squash Tortellini

By Lexi Guttormson, 2018 University of Minnesota Dietetic Intern One of my favorite things about fall is all of the fresh squash that’s available. Did you know that just 1 cup of butternut squash yields 450% of your daily Vitamin … Continue reading

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