Crispy and Spicy Snack Mix

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 cups small, square, whole-wheat cereal 1 cup pretzel twists 1/2 cup square, reduced-fat cheese crackers 1/2 cup whole-wheat crackers 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 tablespoon ginger stir-fry sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin Directions Preheat oven to 250°F. See option below for microwave oven. … Read More

Power Up Smoothie

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients Choose 1/2 cup of a fruit Bananas Strawberries Peaches Blueberries Choose 1 cup of a base Low-fat plain yogurt Low-fat vanilla yogurt Low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt Frozen fruit Frozen juice concentrate, such as apple or orange Ice cubes Choose 1/2 cup of a liquid Low-fat or fat-free … 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

The Incredible, Edible Four Food Group Parfait

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 parfait Ingredients 6 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons frozen strawberries or crushed pineapple 2 heaping tablespoons oat O-shaped cereal 1 teaspoon chopped peanuts Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Open strawberries and pour into a small bowl. Measure 2 tablespoons yogurt into a cup. Add 2 tablespoons cereal on … Read More

Herbed Popcorn and Pretzel Mix

Makes 15 servings   Ingredients 15 cups popped 94% fat-free butter-flavor microwave popcorn (2 bags) 5 cups pretzel twists 1 tablespoon oil (or oil spray) 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon (or less) ground black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon thyme Directions In a very large bowl, toss popcorn … Read More

Nutty Bananas

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 banana Ingredients 1 banana 2 tablespoons peanut butter 2 tablespoons chopped nuts Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash and peel the banana. Spread it with peanut butter. Pour nuts on a plate and roll the banana in the nuts. Refrigerate leftovers immediately. … Read More

Pretzel Shapes

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 3 pretzels Ingredients 1 package yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons) 1/2 cup warm water (105-115°F) 1 teaspoon honey 1 1/3 cups flour (use half whole-wheat flour) 1 teaspoon salt Vegetable cooking spray Mustard Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, … Read More

Pablo’s Salsa

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 3 tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 2 green bell peppers, finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons lime juice 4 cups corn chips Directions Mix all ingredients except chips together. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with corn chips. … Read More

Whole Grains To-Go

Makes 40 servings (120 small balls or 30 bars) Serving Size: 3 balls Ingredients 6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup water 4 tablespoons honey 3/4 cup low-fat chunky peanut butter 3/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, blueberries, cherries, etc.) Directions In a large … Read More

Ants on a Log

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 2 logs Ingredients 1 celery stalk 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon raisins Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Clean celery stalk and cut into two sticks. Fill celery with peanut butter (1 tablespoon on each stick). Place raisins on top of peanut butter for ants (1/2 tablespoon on each stick). … Read More

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