By Rebekah Owens
In Baltimore City, like much of the world, today’s youth are in general physically inactive, have poor nutrition and have high levels of chronic stress. But we are making a difference! In a partnership with the Institute for Integrative Health, Real Food Farm and YouthWorks, “Mission Thrive Summer” was created to help improve the lives of Baltimore high school students. This program was held on an urban farm and adjacent school, and included farming, nutrition education, cooking, physical activity, yoga, mindfulness, leadership development and employment. We conducted an outcomes evaluation the program and found out that it had a meaningful impact on the health and wellness of the participants.
By Rebekah Owens
Brownies are a classic treat that most chocolate and dessert lovers love to indulge in. I tried out a bunch of made-from-scratch recipes that are a little different from the traditional recipe. Some of these include a vegetable as one of the ingredients and some use only three or four ingredients. Some are fudge-like, some are fudgey and some are more cake-like in consistency. All are just a bit of a twist from traditional brownies and were really fun to make. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!
Chocolate Zucchini Brownies by Texanerin Baking
For those of us who like the gooey goodness in our brownies, this is the recipe to try. Moist and delicious, these double chocolate brownies will be a huge hit at your next party. No one will suspect there is a vegetable in them!!
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