Ricotta Roll-Ups

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 2 roll-ups Ingredients 2 slices 98% fat-free ham or turkey deli meat 2 tablespoons low-fat ricotta cheese Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Place meat slices on a plate. Spoon ricotta cheese on each slice of meat. Roll meat slices around cheese and enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers immediately. … Read More

Pizza Cake

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 cake Ingredients 2 tablespoons pizza sauce 1 rice cake 2 tablespoons grated part-skim mozzarella cheese Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Heat oven to 350°F. Spread sauce over rice cake. Sprinkle on cheese. Sprinkle on additional toppings, if desired. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or heat in microwave oven for 15-30 … Read More

Tortilla Bean Dip

Makes 16 servings Ingredients 15 ounces canned refried beans 15 ounces salsa 4 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded 8 ounces baked tortilla chips Directions Open can of refried beans and place in a bowl. Stir in salsa. To serve hot, microwave for 1-2 minutes, then stir. Top with shredded cheese and serve hot or cold … Read More

Pizza Wraps

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 1 wrap Ingredients 1 tablespoon margarine 4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas 1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese 1/4 cup pizza sauce 4 oz. sliced turkey pepperoni, or cooked chicken or beef NOTE: For variety, add chopped green or red pepper or onion, or use a different cheese. Directions … Read More

Peanut Butter Fruit Dreamwiches

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 sandwich Ingredients 2 pieces whole-wheat bread 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon low-fat ricotta cheese 1/4 apple 1 tablespoon honey Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash apple and cut into thin slices. Spread peanut butter on one piece of bread. Spread ricotta cheese on the other piece of … Read More

Body Building Snack Stack

Ingredients Whole-wheat crackers 1 avocado, mashed 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon cumin 2 tablespoons minced parsley, cilantro, or dill Lean ham or turkey deli meat Apple, sliced Low-fat cheese Directions Place whole-wheat crackers on a plate. Combine the mashed avocado, juice, cumin, and the parsley, cilantro, or dill together in a bowl. … Read More


Makes 12 servings Serving Size: 1 taco Ingredients 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 12 taco shells 2 cups shredded low-fat Monterey Jack or taco cheese 1 cup dark green lettuce, washed and shredded Directions Wash hands and surfaces. In a … Read More

Food Group Funny Face

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 cracker Ingredients 1 square graham cracker 1 tablespoon peanut butter 3 or 4 raisins 1 tablespoon shredded low-fat cheddar cheese 2 large green peas 1 grape Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Spread peanut butter on cracker. Sprinkle grated cheese at top of cracker for hair. Place raisins on cracker … Read More

Taco Bowl

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 7/8-ounce bag baked corn tortilla chips 2 tablespoons mild salsa 1/2 tomato 1/2 cup shredded dark green lettuce 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheese Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash tomato and lettuce. Dice tomato. Shred lettuce. Place chips in bowl. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and salsa. Refrigerate leftovers immediately. … Read More

Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 2 roll-ups Ingredients 4 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed 2-3 slices of cheese 1/6 cup melted butter Directions Roll each slice of bread flat using a rolling pin Place one slice of cheese onto the bread. Then roll up bread and cheese and secure with toothpick. Brush the outside … Read More

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