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Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

Ingredients 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 -3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed 1 medium onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoon cumin 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups vegetable broth... Read More

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan with Sauteed Vegetables, Pear Salad and Grandma’s Apple Cake Muffins Entered into the 2011 EatWell@School cooking competition by KIPP Denver Collegiate. Yield: 8 servings Ingredients Baked Chicken Parmesan: 12 servings chicken legs 2 onions, diced 3 tomatoes,... Read More

Baked Chicken Fingers

Yield: 8, 4 ounces cooked chicken per serving Ingredients 2½ pounds boneless chicken breasts ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt ¼ cup water ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs ½ cup Parmesan cheese,... Read More

Zucchini Muffins with Hazelnuts

Yield: approximately 12 muffins Ingredients 1 c. sugar 2 eggs, whisked ½ c. vegetable oil ½ c. plain yogurt 1 t. vanilla 1 c. grated zucchini 1¾ c. all purpose flour 2 t. cinnamon 1½ t. baking powder ½ t. salt... Read More

The Ultimate Fruit Salad

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients ¾ cup sugar 1 teacup water ½ a small bunch of fresh mint, leaves finely chopped, stalks reserved 2 pounds of any fruit combos, like: Melon Pineapple Green seedless grapes Lychees Granny Smith apples Strawberries Blueberries... Read More

Sweet Quinoa Pancakes

Please pre-cook the quinoa before making the pancakes…quinoa can be bitter! The good news is that nearly all of the bitterness is on the outside hull… This can be removed by vigorous rinsing in a fine mesh strainer before cooking.... Read More

Raspberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients 1½ cups frozen raspberries or strawberries, or a combination 1 banana, broken into pieces 3 tbsp plain low-fat yogurt 2½ cups pineapple or apple juice Directions Combine the raspberries, banana, and yogurt in a blender. Add the juice, cover,... Read More

Raspberry and Oatmeal Swirls

Yield: Makes 6 glasses Ingredients 2 cups frozen raspberries 4 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar 2 heaped cups Greek or wholemilk yogurt ½ cup oatmeal cookie crumbs Directions Put the frozen raspberries into a blender with the sugar, and purée until they... Read More

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

When Liz’s son Josh entered middle school, she was disappointed to learn they no longer allotted time for a mid-morning snack break. Concerned that Josh would be starving by the time lunch rolled around (not to mention, so hungry he... Read More

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 24 mini muffins Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup canned pure pumpkin 2 large eggs, beaten ½ cup packed... Read More