Farmers Market Salsa

Ingredients:  ½  Cup Corn ½ Cup Low Sodium Canned Black Beans, drained and rinsed ½ Cup Tomatoes, Diced ¼ Cup Green Onion, Diced ¼ Cup Green Pepper, Washed and Diced ½ Teaspoon Dried Minced Garlic ¼ Cup Picante Sauce ¼ Cup Cilantro, Chopped (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix … Read More


Hummus is Yummus

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained, liquid reserved 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt Sesame oil (optional) Sides for serving (choose one or a variety of all): Carrots Celery sticks Cucumber rounds Pita chips Directions Place ingredients … Read More


Healthy Eggnog

Eggnog is a class holiday drink enjoyed by many. However, it has never been known as a healthy choice. If you don’t want to miss out on a flavorful tradition, try this healthy eggnog recipe instead! Ingredients:  ½ Cup Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon  ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg  1 Banana (sliced and frozen)  ½ Cup … Read More


Carrot Cake Bites

Ingredients: • Non-stick cooking spray • 1/2 cup flour• 1 cup dry oats • 1 tablespoon cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1/2 cup butter • 1 cup shredded carrots • 1/2 cup raisins • 1/2 package cream cheese (about 4 ounces) Directions: 1. Preheat oven 350°F.  2. Spray … Read More


Tumbleweed Pasta

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients: 2 cups cooked Rotini noodles 1 cup (8 ounces) salsa 1 can yellow corn, drained and rinsed 1 medium onion, diced ½ green pepper, diced 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Dice green peppers and onions. Drain cans of corn and beans and place … Read More


Mini Meatloaves

Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken 1 ½ cup salsa 1 egg, lightly beaten ¼ cup dry bread crumbs ¼ cup finely chopped onion Dash of black pepper Non-stick cooking spray Directions: Heat oven to 350 F Combine all ingredients, saving half of salsa for topping Divide into 5 equal portions and … Read More


Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash Ingredients: 2 cups sweet potato, chopped2 tbsp olive oil1 cup fresh cranberries (can substitute dried cranberries)½ tsp cinnamon2 tbsp nut butter2 tbsp honey Directions: Wash sweet potatoes and cube. Heat olive oil in sauce pan. Sauté sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. Add cranberries, sprinkle in cinnamon and continue sautéing until sweet potatoes are … Read More


Tamale Pie Recipe

Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef, completely browned, crumbled and drained         (Can substitute ground turkey or chicken) 1 cup low-sodium whole kernel corn, drained 1 can low-sodium black beans, drained 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon chili pepper 1 cup salsa ½ cup low-fat cheddar cheese, grated 1 … Read More


Baked Apples

Makes 2 servings  – Serving Size: 1 apple Ingredients • 2 apples • 2 tablespoons brown sugar • 1 teaspoon cinnamon Directions 1. Peel apples. 2. Cut apples into 1-inch pieces. 3. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. 4. Sprinkle apple pieces with brown sugar and cinnamon. 5. Microwave for 30 … Read More


Fifteen Minute Bean Soup

Fifteen Minute Bean Soup Makes 8, One Cup Servings Ingredients:  1 can low-sodium tomatoes, diced 1 can low-sodium great northern beans, rinsed and drained 1 small onion, diced 1 can low sodium chicken broth (or 2 cups of water and one bouillon cube) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 10 ounce package frozen spinach ½ cup … Read More


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