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


Peach Salsa

Ingredients 2 ¼ cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped (about 2 large peaches) 1 tablespoon finely chopped red pepper or jalapeno (if you like a little heat) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Directions Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve over chicken or fish.   Adapted … Read More


Fresh-Made Salsa

Makes 2 cups Ingredients ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon lime juice, or juice from half a lime 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved or 1 ½ cups chopped fresh tomatoes ½ teaspoon cumin Directions Rinse and cut onion, pepper, cilantro, … Read More


Tuna Burgers

Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 1 patty Ingredients 2 (4.5-ounce) cans low-sodium tuna 1 cup breadcrumbs, divided 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1 egg, lightly beaten ½ cup nonfat ranch salad dressing ¼ cup finely chopped onion Non-stick cooking spray Directions Drain tuna, separate into flakes using a fork. In a medium bowl, combine … Read More


Build Your Own Dressing

  Serving Size: 1 teaspoon Ingredients Choose 3 tablespoons acid Lemon juice Rice vinegar Red wine vinegar Sherry vinegar Balsamic vinegar White wine vinegar Cider vinegar Choose ½ cup or less oil Olive oil Safflower oil Canola oil Vegetable oil Choose ½ teaspoon add-in Herbs Spices Dijon mustard Minced shallots Minced garlic Parmesan cheese Directions … Read More


Super Stir Fry

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients Choose 5 vegetables (½ cup of each) Onion Broccoli Celery Carrots Peppers Mushrooms Squash Zucchini Cauliflower Choose 1 starch (1 cup per person, cooked according to package directions) Brown rice White rice Rice noodles Whole-wheat spaghetti noodles Other Ingredients ¼ cup stir-fry sauce (see recipe below) 1-2 … Read More


Olive Oil Lemon Marinade

Ingredients 1/3 cup olive oil Juice of 1 lemon, or 3 Tablespoons of bottled lemon juice 1 teaspoon of thyme, or lemon thyme (if available) Freshly ground pepper to taste. Directions: Combine ingredients in a small container. When brushing on vegetables, swirl the mixture around and brush often to keep the ingredients combined. … Read More


Chicken and Fruit Salad

Make 8 Servings Serving Size: 2/3 cup Ingredients: 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped 1 (20 – ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained well 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, in 100% fruit juice, drained 3/4 cup chopped celery 1 cup halved seedless grapes 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 8 large lettuce leaves Directions: … Read More


Berry Blast Bars

Makes 12 bars Serving size: 1 bar Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1 cup flour 1 cup oats 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 1 egg 1/2 cup unsalted butter 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup strawberry jam 1 cup strawberries, sliced (or other berries that are in season)   … Read More


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