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Veggie Pad Thai

Ingredients   -8 ounces rice noodles -1package tofu, drained -1 small handful of bean, pea or sunflower sprouts (optional) -5 green onions -1 ½ lime, juiced -4 tbs finely chopped peanuts -2 tbs minced garlic -3 tbs Thai chili sauce,... Read More

Pesto Goat Cheese Pizza

This is one of the most popular pizzas around.  Feel free to play with the amounts of ingredients — more pesto here, less goat cheese there — and it will work any way you slice it.   Makes 2 14-inch pizzas.... Read More

Egg White Chicken Tenders

Ingredients 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon ground paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 NestFresh Eggs separated into whites or 3/4... Read More

Cilantro Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 medium onion, diced 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons juice from lime 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid smoke 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground... Read More

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwiches Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 4 NestFresh eggs 1/3 cup egg white mayonnaise (recipe below) 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard 2 tablespoons chopped green onion 2 tablespoons finely diced celery 1/4 teaspoon fresh dill (or 1/8 teaspoon dried dill)... Read More

Rosemary White Bean Kale Soup

This flavorful, super nutritious soup includes squash, white beans and kale for a hearty helping of vegetarian/vegan comfort food. Ingredients: 3 cups water 1 cup vegetable broth 1 leek sliced (only the white part) 1 red bell pepper chopped 1/2... Read More

Easy-As-Can-Be Pot Roast Supper

Hands-on Time: 9 minutes Hands-off Time: Time to preheat oven plus 30 to 40 minutes I love using tiny potatoes and baby carrots, which makes this recipe insanely easy. That said, sometimes tiny potatoes cost a minor fortune. If that’s... Read More

Chicken Breasts With Goat Cheese and Fire-roasted Tomatoes

Hands-on Time: 7 minutes Hands-off Time: 5 to 9 minutes This dish is exceptionally easy to make and worth every second. That said, there is one thing to note: Be careful when checking the chicken for doneness. The tomatoes will... Read More

Chinese Pepper Steak

In addition to loving this dish served hot from the stove, it’s become one of my favorites because it makes such excellent leftovers. Toss it on some rice for a complete meal then save some to reheat in the microwave... Read More

Whole-Wheat Penne Pasta with Red Pepper Sauce

Roasted red peppers combined with the baked garlic make an excellent pasta sauce. Servings: 4 Ingredients 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled. 3 red peppers, roasted and skin removed 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup unblanched almonds 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs... Read More

“Rehabbed” Bean and Beef Chili

Serving Size: 1-1/2 cup Ingredients 2 Teaspoon(s) olive oil 2 onions, chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 8 Ounce(s) 93% lean ground beef (optional) 4 carrots, grated 2 cans whole plum tomatoes 2 cans pinto beans 2 cans dark red kidney... Read More

Oven-Fried Herbed Chicken

Try this healthier low fat version of fried chicken. Servings: 4 Ingredients Cooking spray 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs 1-1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground... Read More

Curried Vegetables and Chickpeas

A great dish you can make in less than 30 minutes that is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber! Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups Ingredients 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained 1 cup vegetable stock 1 T. fresh ginger root,... 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

“Long Life” Noodle Salad

Yield: 4 generous servings Chef’s Note: Chinese eat long noodles to symbolize having a long life. We always eat long noodles on birthdays and on Chinese New Year for good luck. It’s a great dish for families to prepare together,... Read More

Sweet Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrots are the star ingredient in this simple, creamy, and oh-so nutritious summer soup. We use vegetable broth, so the soup is vegetarian … perfect for Meatless Mondays.  Yield: 6 servings Ingredients  2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ½ cup red... Read More

Zucchini Tofu Yakitori

Prep 10 wooden Popsicle sticks: Have kids soak the sicks on water for 30+ minutes. Ingredients 2 stalks green onions ½ tsp fresh ginger 1 clove garlic ½ C soy sauce 2 T vegetable oil 1 tsp cornstarch 2 T... Read More

Vegetable Tofu Pie

Yield: 6 servings Ingredients One 16-ounce package firm tofu 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced One 6-ounce bag baby spinach (4 cups) 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded (about ½ cup) 2 large eggs 1/3 cup grated... Read More

Sauteed Steak Salad With Tomato and Garlic

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 3 T. red wine vinegar 1 medium shallot, minced ¼ c. plus 1 T. extra-virgin olive oil 1 T. honey 1 T. whole grain mustard 1 garlic clove, minced ¾ t. salt Freshly ground pepper 1... Read More

Pasta with Cream of Zucchini Sauce

When the garden serves up too much summer zucchini, use it for this yummy pasta sauce. Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Yield: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 medium zucchini,... Read More

Pasta e Fagioli

A hearty pasta soup/stew that's made extra healthy by adding beans and kale. Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Yield: 8 Ingredients 2 cups cannellini beans, dried 10 cups vegetable stock 2 cups diced... Read More

Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Rosemary-Balsamic Glaze

The glaze in this recipe elevates a chicken breast from every day to elegant, yet the entire dish can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and kids will like it, too. Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins... Read More

Mighty Meatballs with Marinara

Ingredients Meatballs: 1 pound lean  turkey,  ground 1 cup  (packed) spinach, frozen, drained 1 egg 4 ounces mozzarella  (4 string cheese) 1 Tbsp  Italian Herb  seasoning Tomato Sauce: 1 6-ounce can  crushed tomatoes 1 Tbsp  sugar, brown 1 tsp  garlic, ... Read More

Fish in Parchment

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 4 firm white fish fillets, such as sea bass or red snapper, Each about ¾ inches thick, about 4-6 oz. each 4 -12” squares parchment paper  4 green onions, cut into thin strips 1 carrot cut into... Read More

Easy Chicken Mole

This quick version of mole sauce is sure to be a hit when you want to serve traditional Mexican flavors. Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 2 hours Total time: 2 hours 20 mins Yield: 4-6 Ingredients 2 chipotle peppers... Read More

Chinese Veggies and Rice

Yield: 4, 1½ cups per serving Ingredients 1 cup brown rice  2 medium carrots  2 medium celery stalks  ½ pound broccoli  1 (15½  ounce) can chickpeas  ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce  2 Tablespoons brown sugar  1 Tablespoon cornstarch  2 Tablespoons... Read More

Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu

The flavor of this dish shines thanks to the Holland House cooking wine. You can serve it with brown rice and steamed broccoli florets on the side … or with whole grain noodles and just about any other veggie your... Read More

Beef, Tomato and Green Pepper Stir-Fry

Yield: 4-6 servings Ingredients 1 pound round steak, trimmed, cut into 1 ½-inch by 3/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon sherry or Shaoxing rice wine ½ teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce, divided 2 tablespoons vegetable oil,... Read More

Barley Jambalaya

Yield: 6, 1¼ cups per serving Ingredients 1 cup pearl barley 4 cups water 2 whole bay leaves 2 medium celery stalks 1 medium green bell pepper 3 medium onions 2 medium cloves garlic 4 ounces turkey ham 1 Tablespoon... Read More

White “Green Chili”

Yield: 8 servings Ingredients ½ c. flour 2 t. ground cumin 2 t. dried oregano ½ t. ground pepper 2 t. kosher salt 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken pieces, *cut into 1½" cubes Olive oil to sauté 1 c. diced... 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

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

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

Fruity Chicken Kebabs

We often hear from fellow moms that an easy way to coax kids into eating more fresh fruit is to put it on a toothpick or skewer. So that's exactly what we do with these playful kebabs. By skewering kid-friendly... Read More

Cuban Ham and Black Bean Soup

Yield: 12-18 servings Ingredients 1 or 2 meaty smoked ham hocks or turkey legs (about 1½ pounds) Olive oil 3 whole cloves 2 medium to large onions, chopped into ½ inch dice 1 each small to medium green and red... Read More

Cold Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Corn and Tomatoes

Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients 8 to 10 ounces angel hair pasta (capellini) 2 cups cooked fresh corn kernels (from 3 medium ears) 2 pounds flavorful tomatoes, diced ½ cup natural low-fat vinaigrette (try balsamic vinaigrette) 6 to 8 fresh basil... Read More

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo with Side Salad and Apple Pie Entered into the 2011 EatWell@School cooking competition by Bruce Randolph High School. Yield: 8 servings Ingredients Chicken Alfredo: 24 ounces whole wheat spaghetti 5 cups skim or 1% milk 2 tablespoons +... Read More

Black Bean Vegetable Quesadillas

Yield: 6, 1 (8-inch) quesadilla per serving Ingredients 2 medium carrots 1 medium zucchini 1 Tablespoon canola oil ½ cup canned or frozen corn ½ (15-½ ounce) can black beans Pinch of salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 4 ounces... 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