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


Pantry Tips and Tricks

Stocking A Basic Healthy Pantry Choose a space for your pantry. If you have no dedicated space for a pantry, remember that any indoor place that is cool and dry could work. It’s best also to keep your pantry near your kitchen. Be creative. Consider the food items you eat regularly. Make a list of foods you … Read More


Bean & Butternut Squash Chili

Chili is a classic meal as the weather starts to cool down. This time of year butternut squash is in season. Add squash to chili for a hearty and healthy dish this fall! Red Bean & Butternut Squash Chili  INGREDIENTS Non-stick cooking spray  2 cups diced butternut squash (about ½ of a medium squash) 1 … Read More


Tumbleweed Pasta

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients: 2 cups cooked Rotini noodles 1 cup (8 ounces) salsa 1 can yellow corn, drained and rinsed 1 medium onion, diced ½ green pepper, diced 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Dice green peppers and onions. Drain cans of corn and beans and place … Read More


Super Stir Fry

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients Choose 5 vegetables (½ cup of each) Onion Broccoli Celery Carrots Peppers Mushrooms Squash Zucchini Cauliflower Choose 1 starch (1 cup per person, cooked according to package directions) Brown rice White rice Rice noodles Whole-wheat spaghetti noodles Other Ingredients ¼ cup stir-fry sauce (see recipe below) 1-2 … Read More


Lasagna Roll-Ups

Makes 12 servings Serving Size: 1 roll-up Ingredients 12 lasagna noodles (8 oz.) 1 pound lean ground beef 1-26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce 1-24 oz. carton low-fat cottage cheese 2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (8 oz.) 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon garlic powder Vegetable cooking spray Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Preheat oven … Read More


Pizza? Spaghetti? Why not both?

I love recipes. No, I mean I REALLY LOVE recipes. I can often be found at night searching the internet, magazines, and my cookbooks for recipes to inspire me in my meal planning. While searching for recipes, I came across the “What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl” site that features several on-line cookbooks such as The White … Read More


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