Recipes

Healthy Fruit Pie

Sep 18, 2020

Nutrition Facts Calories: 120 Protein: 2g Total Fat: 6g Carbs: 15g   If you don’t have cinnamon sugar, you can mix ¾ teaspoon of sugar and ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon together. You can use almost any fruit combination with this recipe. Ingredients: 1 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar 1 package (1oz.)…

Black Bean Salad

Sep 11, 2020

This recipe serves 12, adjust as needed for smaller families or freeze extra for later use. With a variety of colors, this salad is full of vitamins and healthy antioxidants. Prepare in advance to allow the flavors to blend and intensify. Ingredients: 1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed & drained 1 small bag of frozen…

Pineapple Veggie Stir-Fry

Sep 3, 2020

Serve with hot, cooked brown rice. Other vegetables, such as broccoli, orange or yellow peppers, and/or zucchini could also be included in the stir-fry. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs can be substituted for the chicken breast.  However, a chicken breast is lower in fat than a chicken thigh. Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon oil 1lb. Boneless, skinless chicken…

Iced Green Tea with Strawberries

Aug 26, 2020

This is a great way to use in-season strawberries. To reduce the calories, no-calorie sweeteners such as  Splenda® or Nectresse™ can be used in place of some, or all of the sugar. Strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C!   Ingredients: 1 pound fresh strawberries ¼ cup of sugar ¼ cup of water Zest…

Veggie and Ham Pasta Salad

Aug 18, 2020

  Substitute other favorite in-season vegetables that your family enjoys. Whole wheat and/or whole-grain pasta is a great source of fiber!  For variety, try different kinds for this recipe. This recipe serves 10. Adjust it to your family size. Serve with fresh fruit and skim milk for a healthy lunch or dinner. Prep: 15 minutes…

Summer Sun Cooler

Aug 13, 2020

Using frozen peaches and strawberries will help make a colder smoothie. August 3rd is Watermelon Day and August is Peach Month, so this smoothie is a great way to celebrate!   Ingredients: 2 cups spinach 2 cups watermelon, chopped 1 cup frozen peach slices 1 cup of frozen strawberries Directions: Start with the spinach and…

Un-beet-able Berry Smoothie

Aug 7, 2020

Fresh fruit can be used, but the smoothie will not be as thick. Low–fat or non-fat plain yogurt can also be used. Simply add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the mixture. For extra flavor, add a sliced banana. Canned, drained sliced beets can also be used in this recipe; or frozen beets, if available. Ingredients: 1…

Summer Pasta and Fruit Salad

Jul 27, 2020

Nutrition Facts Serving Size = ¼ of recipe Calories: 370 Protein: 14g Total Fat: 2g Fiber: 3g Carbs: 80g This will be a great meatless meal, or snack for a hot summer day. Low-fat yogurt is an excellent source of protein while containing very little fat. Use a different combination of fruits: blackberries, blueberries, cubed…

Berry Blizzard Smoothie

Jul 23, 2020

Nutrition Facts Calories: 130 Protein: 4g Total Fat: 3g Fiber: 4g Carbs: 26g Yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium.  Yogurt contains live bacteria that are helpful to a good digestive system. When blueberries and strawberries are in-season and plentiful, buy extra.  Freeze them and they work great in recipes such as smoothies.…

Zucchini “Pasta”

Jul 14, 2020

This is definitely low carb “pasta”! Top with marinara sauce or make meatballs and sauce to go on top. What a great way to use in-season zucchini Ingredients: 3 medium zucchini or summer squash 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon of lemon zest 1-2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil Optional toppings: pasta sauce,…