Healthy Meals Program

The Healthy Meals Program is at the heart of Fox Valley Food for Health. At our leased commercial kitchen space on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm each week, our specially trained adult volunteers act as kitchen mentors to help our teen volunteers create organic healthy meals. These beautifully prepared meals are packaged in Snapware containers and then delivered to clients and families dealing with cancer and other serious illness. Our Delivery Angels and Client Liaisons are also adult volunteers who deliver the meals to clients’ homes and provide additional personal connection and support

Sample Menu Week 1

  • Feta & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast; Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Applesauce and Cinnamon; Green Beans
  • Roasted Salmon Vera Cruz; Lemon-Scented Saffron Rice; Broccoli
  • Easy Vegetable Lasagna; Hearts of Romaine with Garlic Croutons
  • Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers with Greek Tzatziki and Whole Wheat Pita Bread; Carrot and Beet Slaw with Pistachios and Raisins
  • Tuscan Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
  • Ina’s Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
  • Italian White Bean Soup
  • Insanely Good Brownies (garnished with raspberries)

Sample Menu Week 2

  • Herby Turkey Sliders with Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese, and Sprouted Wheat Buns; Cucumber and Tomato Salad
  • Linguine with Clams, Scallops, and Shrimp
  • Mushroom, Spinach, and Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata; Roasted New Red Potatoes; Broccoli
  • Greek Stuffed Peppers with Arugula
  • Mixed Greens with Roasted Beets and Tossed with Orange Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Minestrone Soup
  • Apple Cranberry Crisp with Ginger

Sample Menu Week 3

  • Flat Out Good Chicken with Ancho Chili Relish; Aztec Salad
  • Roasted Cod with Tomato-Peach Salsa; Mexican Rice Verde; Broccoli
  • Whole Wheat Pasta Pesto Primavera
  • Ratatouille over Creamy Polenta; Asparagus
  • Panzanella Salad
  • Carrot Soup with Ginger & Cashews
  • Moroccan Chickpea and Vegetable Soup
  • FVFFH Oatmeal Cookies

Sample Menu Week 4

  • Roasted Cornish Hens with Apple Chutney; Roasted Squash with Fennel and Green Bean
  • Roasted Salmon Escabeche; Mediterranean Black Rice; Broccoli
  • Sunny Beet & Carrot Burgers with Greek Tzatziki and whole wheat pita bread; Marinated Cauliflower Salad
  • Spanish Tortilla; Salsa Cruda
  • Lemony Lentil and Quinoa Salad
  • Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
  • Sicilian Chicken Soup
  • Deep Dark Chocolate Budino

Flat Out Good Chicken

This chicken entrée boasts big flavors, including that of garlic.  Garlic is a great source of manganese, vitamins B6 and C, and selenium.  Some research suggests that these nutrients may prevent cancer cell growth in intestines.  Garlic also may help lower the risk of stomach, colon, and breast cancers.

Broccoli and Kale Frittata

As members of the cruciferous family of vegetables, broccoli and kale power this frittata with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals known as glucosinolates.  Glucosinolates break down into several biologically active compounds that are being studied for possible cancer-protective effects

Creamy Polenta

A staple of northern Italy, polenta is a dish made from coarsely ground bits of corn.  Whole grain cornmeal contains all the nutrients present in corn, including fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, and several phytonutrients.  Because cornmeal doesn’t contain gluten, it is also a good alternative to flour for people who have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.

Minestrone Soup

Swiss chard leaves add flavor, texture, and nutrition to this hearty warm-your-soul minestrone soup.  A member of the beet family, chard boasts an impressive nutrition profile.  In addition to being an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, chard’s antioxidants and phytonutrients may offer protection against oxidative stress and inflammation-associated diseases.

 Kale Quinoa Salad

Juicy red grapes are a sweet surprise in this delicious and thoroughly nutritious salad.  Red grapes contain resveratrol, a polyphenol antioxidant concentrated in the skins of the grapes.  Studies show that resveratrol has the potential to stop cancer from starting in the breast, as well as in the liver, stomach and lymphatic system.

FVFFH Oatmeal Cookies

Natural peanut butter, made with 100% ground peanuts, adds richness and nutrition to these crave-worthy cookies.  Developed in the late 1800s and promoted as a health food at the 1904 St. Louis World’s fair, peanut butter contains high amounts of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy fats.  The monounsaturated fats found in peanut butter may help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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