Breakfast & Dinner Bowl Recipes

Mediterranean Bulgur Bowl with Chicken Serves 6 Ingredients:  1 cup bulgur  1 cup diced cucumber (1 small-to-medium)  1 cup diced tomato (2 large or 1 cup cherry tomatoes)  1 teaspoon salt, divided  1 tsp. black pepper, divided  3 medium bunches curly parsley (about 11/2 – 2 cups chopped)  ⅓ cup chopped fresh mint (optional)  … Read More


“I Can’t, I’m Watching My Carbs”

You have probably heard someone say they are “watching their carbs” or “not eating carbs”, but what does that really mean? Carbohydrates (or “carbs”) along with proteins and fats, are a major nutrient that gives our bodies energy. Carbohydrates include breads, pastas, cereals, rice, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Baked goods, syrups, soft drinks, and candy … Read More


Breakfast Pizza

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 pizza Ingredients 1 whole-wheat English muffin 2 teaspoons peanut butter 2 teaspoons apple butter 1/8 cup mixed fruit, such as banana, pineapple, and strawberries, sliced 1 teaspoon raisins or nuts (optional) Directions Split English muffin and toast. Spread peanut butter and apple butter on halves. Top with fruit. Add … Read More


Pocket Fruit Pies

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 1 pie Ingredients 4 whole-wheat tortillas 1 large apple or 2 medium peaches 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons fat-free milk Sugar (optional) Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Preheat oven to 350°F. Warm tortillas in microwave or oven to make them easier to handle. … Read More


Chicken Pitas

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 pita Ingredients 1/2 cup spinach leaves, washed 1/2 cup seedless grapes, each grape cut in half 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken breast, cold 1/4 cup shredded slaw mix–can use shredded carrots and green and red cabbage in place of slaw mix 1 tablespoon green onion, sliced 2 tablespoons fat-free … Read More


Cinna-Yummy Rice Cereal

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup Ingredients 1 cup cooked long-grain white or brown rice 2/3 cup skim milk 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries Directions Combine rice, milk, brown sugar, and cinnamon in small saucepan. Place saucepan over medium heat and cook until thick … Read More


Red, White, and Blue Fruit Burrito

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 burrito Ingredients 2 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 whole-wheat tortilla 1/4 to 1/2 banana 2 strawberries 5 to 10 blueberries Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash all fruit. Peel and slice banana. Slice strawberries. Place tortilla on plate. Spread yogurt over tortilla. Place fruit in the middle of the … Read More


Cranapple Crisp

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 16-ounce can whole cranberry sauce 4 apples, chopped 2 teaspoons margarine, melted 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray an 8- by 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce and apples. … Read More


Breakfast Bars

Makes 12 servings Serving Size: 1 bar Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk (optional) 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 3 large shredded wheat biscuits or 1-2 cups of other cereal (low-fat granola, whole-grain cornflakes, shredded wheat squares) Vegetable cooking spray 1/2 cup raisins or nuts, chopped (optional) Directions Wash hands … 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


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