At Community Servings, classic Strawberry Shortcake is our team’s favorite summertime dessert. It’s not only delicious when topped with ice cream or homemade whipped cream (even a little fresh basil from our on-site herb garden!); it’s one of those seasonal treats that evokes fond memories of fun times with friends and family.

With nutrition and healthy eating always top-of-mind for our team, we wanted to share this lightened up version of a Strawberry Shortcake Cake that our team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists adapted from a recipe on

This flavorful chili recipe only requires about 15 minutes of prep work and calls for common ingredients such as chili powder, canned beans, onion, and canned tomatoes. The beauty of a recipe like this is you can easily make substitutions with other items in your pantry!

It’s hard to be creative with cooking when we’re cooped up in our homes, trying to stay healthy and keep our neighbors safe. At times like this, our minds and bodies need a little extra comfort and healing, and nothing says “comfort food” quite as much as a bowl of warm, creamy tomato soup.

With just a few simple ingredients that most of us keep in our pantries year-round, you can easily (and quickly) whip up a batch of homemade, low-sodium tomato soup for you and your family to enjoy.

These brownies are a fudgy treat that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes! Black beans create the base, adding a hearty amount of fiber. The brownies are plant based, with no need for butter or eggs. This is a dessert you can feel good about eating without compromising taste!

This pasta dish is lightened up from the original by using chicken sausage, less oil, and less salt and cheese.  It makes for a satisfying dish, and any hearty green, like escarole, spinach, or kale, can be substituted for the chard.  

This recipe developed by our culinary team is a delicious, textured soup made from an impossibly short list of healthy, hearty, and wallet-friendly ingredients! For extra flavor, try adding a drizzle of high-quality olive oil, a few flecks of lemon zest, or a sprinkle of smoked paprika.

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