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


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


Ginger-Mango Salsa

This is a good salsa for fish tacos or as a chip dip. You can substitute pineapple, pear, cantaloupe or other fruit for mango or use a combination if you like. Ingredients: 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced small 1 teaspoon ginger, grated 1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced 1 jalapeno, minced, carefully remove ribs and seeds … Read More


Herb Dip

Makes about 1 ½  cups Ingredients: 1 cup cottage cheese, low-fat 4 tablespoons yogurt, low-fat plain (1/4 cup) 1 tablespoon onion (chopped, or chives) 1 teaspoon parsley (dried) 1/4 teaspoon dill (dried) Directions Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a clean container. Cover and chill. … Read More


Bean Dip

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 15 ounces canned kidney beans 1 tablespoon vinegar 3/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 cup water 2 teaspoons onion, minced 1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated Directions Drain kidney beans in the colander and rinse under running water. Place the rinsed beans, vinegar, chili powder, and cumin in … Read More


Fresh Fruit Dippers

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 6-ounce container nonfat or low-fat vanilla or strawberry yogurt 2 to 3 strawberries 1/4 to 1/2 banana Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash fruit. Peel banana. Cut fruit into chunks or pieces – halve the strawberries and slice the bananas. Use a fork to dip fruit into yogurt. Refrigerate leftovers immediately. … 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


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


Dunk 'em, Dip 'em, Enjoy those veggies

Did you know that eating vegetables with dip could help your kids eat more vegetables? A recent study from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that kids ate 80% more broccoli when it was served with ranch dressing as a dip. Other healthy dips you can try with your child include salsa, yogurt, hummus or … Read More


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