Summer Squash Ratatouille

Simple summer produce is simmered in an easy classical French dish, that is big on flavor and low on effort.Serves 4-6 Ingredients-2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil-1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped-5 cloves of garlic, crushed-1 medium eggplant, large diced-2 zucchini squash, large diced-2 yellow squash, large diced-5 or 6 fresh tomatoes (or one 28oz can)-Hearty … Read More


Farmers Market Salsa

Ingredients:  ½  Cup Corn ½ Cup Low Sodium Canned Black Beans, drained and rinsed ½ Cup Tomatoes, Diced ¼ Cup Green Onion, Diced ¼ Cup Green Pepper, Washed and Diced ½ Teaspoon Dried Minced Garlic ¼ Cup Picante Sauce ¼ Cup Cilantro, Chopped (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix … Read More


Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month – June 2019

Summertime brings back memories of working in my grandma’s garden. We would gather up the fresh green okra, warm red tomatoes, bright yellow squashes, and dark purple eggplant in the morning before the heat of the day and then have the freshest, most flavorful (and colorful) supper that evening. Fruits and vegetables contain the vitamins, … Read More


National Nutrition Month

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Yes, it sure is!  I’ve got the info to get you eating healthy for the month and easily continue through the year.  I know you thought 31 days would be a breeze, but 365 days of nutritional intake can take your health to a new level. … Read More


Fifteen Minute Bean Soup

Fifteen Minute Bean Soup Makes 8, One Cup Servings Ingredients:  1 can low-sodium tomatoes, diced 1 can low-sodium great northern beans, rinsed and drained 1 small onion, diced 1 can low sodium chicken broth (or 2 cups of water and one bouillon cube) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 10 ounce package frozen spinach ½ cup … Read More


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


Fresh-Made Salsa

Makes 2 cups Ingredients ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon lime juice, or juice from half a lime 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved or 1 ½ cups chopped fresh tomatoes ½ teaspoon cumin Directions Rinse and cut onion, pepper, cilantro, … Read More


Breakfast Bean Burrito

Ingredients 1 -10” flour tortilla, whole wheat 3/4 cup canned, drained, and rinsed reduced sodium black or pinto beans 1 scrambled egg ¼ cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese 2 tablespoons of your favorite salsa Directions 1. Lay the tortilla on a dinner plate. 2. Place the beans in the center, top with the … 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


Herb Dip

Makes about 1 ½  cups Ingredients: 1 cup cottage cheese, low-fat 4 tablespoons yogurt, low-fat plain (1/4 cup) 1 tablespoon onion (chopped, or chives) 1 teaspoon parsley (dried) 1/4 teaspoon dill (dried) Directions Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a clean container. Cover and chill. … Read More


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