Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

With all the different fruits and vegetables available at the grocery store and Farmers Market, it’s hard to know exactly how to store all of them. Here’s a quick reference guide for storing your fresh fruits and vegetables:   Fruits and vegetables that should be stored in the refrigerator (at 40°F or below) include apples … Read More


Colorful Potato Salad

Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 large baking potato, peeled and cubed 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Put … 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


Veggie Mix

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 carrot 1 potato 2 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon margarine 1 teaspoon brown sugar Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Scrub or peel carrot and cut into slices. Scrub or peel potatoes and cut into slices. Place vegetables in saucepan and add water. Cover and cook vegetables on medium heat for 10-15 … Read More


Oven Fries

Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 10 fries Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 4 medium baking potatoes or sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons oil Seasonings (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 475°F. Lightly spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Wash potatoes thoroughly and dry with a paper towel. Cut potatoes into long strips about 1/2 inch thick. Put … Read More


Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, unpeeled and washed 1 teaspoon oil optional spices (see below) Optional Spices: For additional seasoning and variety, you could add cinnamon and sugar garlic powder paprika curry powder cayenne pepper Italian seasoning your favorite non-salt seasoning Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 2. Cut potato into fry-like strips: First cut … Read More


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