Chunky Chili

Ingredients 1/2 pound ground meat (optional) 1 onion, diced 1 green pepper, diced 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 can (10.5 oz.) white beans 1 can (10.5 oz.) red beans 1 can (10.5 oz.) black beans 1 can (10.5 oz.) low-sodium diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 … Read More


Turkey Stack

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 whole-wheat tortilla 1 pack of sliced turkey meat 1 cucumber, sliced in quarters 1 box of cherry tomatoes 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into small pieces 1 red bell pepper, cut into small pieces Directions Take the tortilla and stack turkey on top of it. Roll the tortilla into a … Read More


Veggie Pillows

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 pita Ingredients 1 celery stalk 1 carrot 1/2 green bell pepper 2 tablespoons low-fat ranch-style salad dressing 1 slice whole-wheat pita bread Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash celery and chop into small pieces. Wash and peel carrots and chop into small pieces. Wash and chop green pepper. Combine … Read More


Fiesta Salad

Makes 8 servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup Ingredients 1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas or black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can yellow corn, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup chopped green or red bell pepper 1/2 to 1 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup vinegar (white, cider, … Read More


Colorful Coleslaw

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups green cabbage, shredded 1 cup red cabbage, shredded 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 1 medium carrot, grated 1/2 cup bell pepper, finely chopped Directions Mix together honey, vegetable oil, vinegar, and pepper in … Read More


Raw Veggies with Yogurt Dip

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 package ranch dressing mix 4 ounces baby carrots 1 head broccoli 2 green or red bell peppers Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash vegetables. Cut broccoli into florets and peppers into strips. Mix yogurt with ranch dressing mix in a medium bowl. Place vegetables and … Read More


Pablo’s Salsa

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 3 tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 2 green bell peppers, finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons lime juice 4 cups corn chips Directions Mix all ingredients except chips together. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with corn chips. … Read More


Vegetables with Pasta

Makes 8 servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup Ingredients 1 cup uncooked macaroni 1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup fat-free Italian dressing 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional) 1/4 cup chopped green pepper (optional) 1/4 cup chopped cucumber (optional) Directions Cook macaroni. While macaroni is cooking, place … Read More


Skewered Veggies

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1 cup vegetables (summer squash, peppers, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, jicama, turnips) Low-fat salad dressing Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash vegetables. Peel cucumbers, jicama, and turnips. Cut vegetables into chunks. Place chunks on a skewer. Drizzle salad dressing over vegetables. Refrigerate leftovers immediately. NOTE: If you don’t have skewers, arrange … Read More


Italian Mixed Vegetables

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 zucchini, sliced 1 yellow squash, sliced 1/2 red or green bell pepper, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/4 low-calorie Italian salad dressing 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions Wash, slice, and chop vegetables as indicated. Mix vegetables and salad dressing together in a microwave safe casserole dish. Cook vegetables in microwave … Read More


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