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Chicken Fajitas with Sautéed Vegetables

Entered into the 2011 EatWell@School cooking competition by Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College. Yield: 8 servings. Chicken Fajitas: 24 ounces chicken breast, cut into strips (sometimes sold pre-cut as fajita meat) 12 ounce can black beans 10 ounces brown... Read More

Black Beans and Rice

Yield: 8 Ingredients 1 lb. dried black beans, sorted for stones and rinsed 1 Tbsp. corn oil 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 2 bay leaves 3 Tbsp. red cooking wine 1/4 tsp. cayenne... Read More

Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 pepper This delicious recipe is packed with antioxidants and whole grains. It also contains quinoa, which is the only complete protein whole grain. This yummy entrée of bell peppers stuffed with mushrooms, carrots, spinach, quinoa... Read More

Multi-Grain Breakfast Muffins

Yield: 12 These muffins are full of fiber and nutty crunch. Ingredients Cooking spray 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup oat bran 1/4 cup cornmeal 2-1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup 1%... Read More

Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients 1 cup well-drained canned crushed pineapple 1 medium tomato, finely chopped ¼ cup minced red bell pepper 1 hot chile, seeded and minced, or one 4-ounce can chopped mild green chiles 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice 2 tablespoons... Read More

Jalapeno “Slugs”

Yield: 4 snacks Ingredients 4 washed jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise with seeds and membranes removed 4 Tbs peanut butter 8 pretzel sticks Directions Carefully remove all seeds and membranes from inside the peppers (leave a few for more... Read More

Holiday “Soda”

Ingredients Orange juice Cranberry juice Soda/Carbonated water Frozen cranberries Directions Mix 3 parts orange juice (100% juice) with 2 parts cranberry juice (100% juice) and 1 part soda/carbonated water. Top with frozen cranberries to help chill the beverage and add... Read More

Curried Yogurt Dip and Vegetables

Yield: Makes 1½ cup dip Ingredients 1 6 oz. carton low-fat plain yogurt 2-3 teaspoons curry powder ¼ cup mango chutney 1 pound fresh vegetables, such as sugar snap peas, snow pea pods, carrot sticks, red pepper slices and/or yellow summer... Read More

Cucumber Christmas Trees

Ingredients Cucumbers, both thick and thin diameter Salt Hummus Pimientos, either sliced or diced Sesame seeds Directions Cut up the cucumbers into thick slices, spreading the larger diameter pieces on a plate to create the base of the “trees” Put... Read More

Cheesy Pear and Chicken Flatbread

Ingredients 1 package fresh naan, whole wheat or garlic ¼ teaspoon fresh garlic, chopped 4 tablespoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon herbes de provence 2 pears, sliced, Bartlett or Anjou 10 grape tomatoes, halved 1 cup cooked chicken, sliced ¼ cup... Read More