Recipe Tips

Kim Maltempo from the Department of Human Services has been experimenting with recipes. She wanted to share these tips with you. Want to try these recipes? Click each graphic to go to the accompanying recipe. Do you have recipe tips to share? Email us at

Power bowls are a popular and easy way to create a nutritious powerhouse of a lunch or dinner. They are highly versatile, and you can use just about anything that you like in them. Traditionally, there are 5 components of a power bowl: whole grains, veggies, protein source, dressing, sprinkles (crunchy things like nuts, herbs, etc.)
Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Parmesan Roasted Broccoli "Baking the chicken in this manner resulted in the most succulent and tender chicken I've ever made. Also, roasted broccoli is probably one of my favorite things on earth. Experiment with adding some additional herbs to the broccoli when roasting - my personal favorite is rosemary." Kim Maltempo (DHS)
"Make sure the chickpeas are nice and crispy - not only are they packed full of flavor and nutrients, but when they're crispy, they give this recipe the perfect extra crunch. I used tahini instead of hummus for the garlic herb sauce and played around with seasoning until I got the flavor where I wanted it to be. (I used more garlic than called for because, in my opinion, there's never too much garlic.) In addition to the garlic herb sauce, I topped them with chopped tomatoes, dried parsley, a squirt of lemon juice and Sriracha." - Kim Maltempo (DHS)