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


Breakfast Bean Burrito

Ingredients 1 -10” flour tortilla, whole wheat 3/4 cup canned, drained, and rinsed reduced sodium black or pinto beans 1 scrambled egg ¼ cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese 2 tablespoons of your favorite salsa Directions 1. Lay the tortilla on a dinner plate. 2. Place the beans in the center, top with the … Read More


Chicken and Broccoli Quiche

Makes 2 quiches. 6 servings per quiche. Serving size: 1/6 quiche Ingredients: 2 9-inch ready made pie crusts, baked 4 eggs 1 cup low-fat or skim milk salt and pepper to taste 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 package (10 ounces) frozen, chopped broccoli 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional) 3/4 … Read More


Food-Themed Calendar For Summer

Getting ready for summer can mean plenty of things such as buying sunscreen, bathing suits, and shorts. But getting ready for summer can also mean looking at a monthly food calendar as well. There are national food days along with national food weeks and months. Egg day is June 3 and there are many ways … Read More


Milk Alternatives

People may not drink milk because they have an allergy, lactose intolerant, or just do not like the taste of it. However, milk is our body’s main source of calcium, which is needed to make strong bones and teeth. If you or a family member aren’t drinking milk, don’t worry, as there are several other … Read More


Freckle Popovers

Makes 12 mini-popovers Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 1 egg 1/3 cup fat-free milk 1/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons shredded low-fat cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon garlic or onion powder Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Spray mini-muffin cups with vegetable spray. Break eggs into mixing bowl and beat gently. Add milk, flour, and garlic or onion powder … Read More


Basic Omelets

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 omelet Ingredients 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon butter 1/3-1/2 cup filling, such as shredded cheese, onions, spinach, or other vegetables Directions Spray the skillet with nonstick cooking spray and cook raw vegetables until tender. Set aside for later. Beat … Read More


Build a Healthy Snack Mix

Makes 3 servings Ingredients 1 cup whole grain (whole wheat cereal squares, oat cereal O’s, or popcorn) 1/2 cup fruit (any dried fruit, such as cranberries, apricots, and bananas) 1/2 cup vegetable (any dried vegetable, such as edamame, dried green beans, and dried sweet potatoes) 2 tablespoons dairy (try yogurt-covered dried fruit or grated cheese) … Read More


Baked Potato with Cheesy Vegetables

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 1 potato Ingredients 1 cup chopped broccoli 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots 1 tablespoon margarine 1 tablespoon flour 3/4 cup fat-free milk 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheddar (or other low-fat) cheese 4 potatoes Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Scrub and bake potatoes in oven for 1 … Read More


Tortilla Twist

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 tortilla Ingredients 1 whole-wheat tortilla 2 tablespoons hummus 2 slices tomato 1 leaf dark green lettuce 1 slice low-fat cheese (cheddar or provolone) Directions Wash hands and surface. Wash tomato and lettuce. Slice tomato. Place tortilla on plate and spread with hummus. Top with cheese, tomato, and lettuce. Roll … Read More


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