Creamy Coconut Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs

Serves 4 This light and bright flavorful recipe is a riff on a classic favorite. It comes together quickly and is ahealthy choice for a hearty, warm-weather dinner. INGREDIENTS: – 2 slices whole-wheat bread, hand torn into small pieces – 1 large egg, slightly beaten – 1 lb ground turkey – 1 ½ tsp salt … Read More


Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:  -1 Cup Skim or 1% Milk (Plus 1 Tablespoon) -4 Teaspoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder -1 Teaspoon Honey -1 Peppermint Tea Bag Directions:  -Heat one cup of milk in a microwave safe container for about one minute -Add 1 tablespoon of milk and the cocoa powder to a mug  -Mix with a fork until it makes … 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


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


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


Banana Pudding

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 3.5-ounce box fat-free vanilla or banana instant pudding mix 2 cups skim milk 6 ounces plan, fat-free yogurt 4 bananas, sliced Directions In a medium bowl, combine milk and pudding mix. Beat with wooden spoon, wire whisk, or electric mixer on lowest speed for 2 minutes. Gently mix yogurt with pudding … 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


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


Banana Pops

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 1 pop Ingredients 1 package (3.4-ounce) instant banana pudding mix 2 cups skim milk 1 banana, cut into pieces Directions Combine pudding mix and milk. Add cut up banana into pudding and blend evenly. Spoon enough pudding mixture into small, paper cups to fill 2/3 full. Tap cups lightly on … 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


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