Chicken and Fruit Salad

Make 8 Servings Serving Size: 2/3 cup Ingredients: 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped 1 (20 – ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained well 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, in 100% fruit juice, drained 3/4 cup chopped celery 1 cup halved seedless grapes 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 8 large lettuce leaves Directions: … Read More


Cabbage Meat Skillet Dish

Serves: 10 Serving size: 1 cup Ingredients: ·       1  pound ground turkey ·       1 medium onion, finely chopped ·       1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce, low sodium ·       1 cup water ·       ¼ tsp black pepper ·       ½ teaspoon of your favorite seasoning mix (Italian, Asian, Curry, Greek, etc) ·       1 medium head cabbage, about … Read More


Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Serves 8.  Serving size 3/4 cup. Ingredients: 1-15 ounce jar of salsa 1 can low sodium whole kernel corn, drained 1 can black beans, drained 1 8-ounce package of low-fat cream cheese Directions: Combine chicken, salsa, beans, and corn in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. When cooked shred chicken with two forks … Read More


Back to School Snacking: Fighting After-School Hunger

It’s that time of year again! Children and families everywhere are preparing to head back to school. Children will be on the move and learning new things each and everyday. After a long day of fun-filled learning, children are more than likely to come home famished. After school snacking is a daily ritual in most … Read More


Tips for School Lunch As The Year Begins

It’s been quite some time since I’ve eaten in my old school cafeteria. I have fond memories of school lunch. It was usually around mid-morning (while changing classes) that I remember smelling the scent of lunch coming through the air. My classmates and I were always trying to figure out the menu of the day. … Read More


Picnic Safety

Summer has officially arrived! Like many of you, I like spending time outdoors especially having cookouts, picnics and other activities centered around food. Good food, fun, and family are my summer favorites. But before planning any outdoor food activity, here are a few simple tips to consider to ensure that unwanted bacteria won’t have a … 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


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


Corn, Sweet Onion, and Tomato Salad

Makes 10 servings Ingredients 3 cans corn, whole-kernel (11-ounce cans) 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 large sweet onion, cut into thin strips 1 bunch cilantro, minced 2 limes, juiced 1/3 cup rice vinegar Salt to taste Directions In a large bowl, combine corn, tomatoes, sweet onion, and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over mixture and mix … 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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