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Spinach-Green Apple Salad

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 5 ounces baby spinach leaves (about 5 cups lightly packed) 1 Granny Smith apple... Read More

Spaghetti Squash Marinara Style

Here's a great way to utilize spaghetti squash into an Italian style dish. Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients 1 2 lb. spaghetti squash halved lengthwise and seeded* 1 Tbsp. canola oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, chopped 1 green... Read More

Shepherd’s Pie

Entered into the 2010 EatWell@School cooking competition by Manual High School. Yield: 8 servings Ingredients 2 lbs lean ground beef (90% lean or higher) 2 tsp olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped (about 3 cups) 6 medium carrots, diced 1... Read More

Rainbow Salad with Black Beans, Mint, and Lemon

"It all started when I broke my arm and was feeling forlorn," says Aidan. "I wasn't allowed to play soccer, ride my unicycle, run, or do anything fun. My mom got me four mint plants to cheer me up. I... Read More

Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Salad with Cumin-Chile Vinaigrette

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1½ c. water Salt ¾ c. quinoa 3 T. extra virgin olive oil 1½ t. lemon juice 1/8 t. ground cumin ¼ t. pure chile powder Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste ½ c. black beans,... Read More

Quick Apple Sausage Quesadillas

As family nutrition experts, we're often asked to give cooking demonstrations and lectures to groups of moms. From preschool playgroups to parent teacher organizations, we welcome the opportunity to meet fellow moms (and dads) and to dish about our favorite... Read More

Polynesian Shrimp Tacos

Taco filling is typically made with ground meat — but it doesn't have to be. For this recipe, we combine the convenience of frozen shrimp with the usual taco seasonings: chili powder, cumin, garlic, and salsa. Then we add in... Read More

Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Chicken

Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Chicken with Creamy Pesto Spaghetti and Stuffed Tomato Entered into the 2010 EatWell@School cooking competition by Martin Luther King Jr. Early College. Yield: 8 servings Ingredients Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Chicken: 12 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast 3... Read More

Northwest Apple Salad

Yield: 4, ¾ cup per serving Ingredients 2 medium Granny Smith apples 2 Tablespoons dried currants 3 Tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt 1 Tablespoon whole, shelled walnuts Optional Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons dried cranberries 1 Tablespoon honey Directions Rinse and remove cores... Read More

Lighter Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

A light pasta dish packed with healthy vegetables of your choice. Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 45 mins Yield: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 2 cups low fat milk ½ cup grated... Read More