Add your favorite whole grain or pasta and enjoy a hydrating salad that is beautiful, easy to make and delicious! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked whole grain or pasta of choice 2 cups ripe tomatoes, chopped 2 cups cucumbers, peeled (optional), diced […]
Rich and creamy, this is real macaroni and cheese, you won't want to eat any other kind after tasting this. Add crispy chopped bacon. Serve either in ramakins as described below, or in a cereal bowl along with a lush green salad. Macaroni and Cheese Serves 10 – ½ cup portions Ingredients: 8oz (half pound) […]
I had the fantastic pleasure today of cooking with the nutrition staff at Waconia Public Schools. We served up a delicious, nutritious school lunch that we all enjoyed! While it’s not realistic to think this entire meal will be on the menu when school starts next week, Waconia and other districts we’re working with will be slowly introducing new entrees and side dishes in keeping with the new USDA regulations for school lunch programs.
Here’s the entire menu, with recipes, so you can try them at home. Enjoy!
Serves 4-6 Preparation Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour ¼ cup rolled oats ⅓ cup dried fruit, (apples, apricots, craisins for example) chopped – optional 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg ½ cup milk 1½ cups cooked oatmeal 1 Tbsp. […]
Pear Acorn Squash crisp Serves 12 Recipe: 5-6 pears, peeled, cored, chopped (unripe if possible) 3 cups (about 1 1/2 whole squash) cooked acorn squash, seeds removed, scooped 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice or (1/3 teaspoon each: ground nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon) 1 tablespoon vanilla Mix above ingredients in a bowl; spread […]
The following excerpt from The Living Gluten-Free Answer Book by Suzanne Bowland, Sourcebooks 2008. Today, along with other nutritious gluten-free grains like quinoa and teff, amaranthis enjoying a renaissance as a whole grain used in cooking, as well as a flour ingluten-free baking. Amaranth is a seed crop native to South America and […]
Here's a delicious and nutritous vegetarian chili, with whole grains and kale too! Serves 12+ Ingredients 2 T or 2 “glugs” of olive oil 2 yellow onions, small/medium, diced 3 cloves large garlic, smashed and small chop 2 T Cumin or to taste 2 T Chili powder ½ tsp paprika 2 -15oz cans […]
Here's a simple list of fiber rich foods, starting with least fiber at the top, and the most fiber at the bottom. The more fiber something has, the more it will help you feel fuller longer. Also, fiber rich foods will help your digestion work more efficiently.
Serves 4 1 C Quinoa 2 C water or broth/stock of choice 1/2 C kalamata olives, rough chop ½ C bunch green onion, chopped 1/8 C fresh mint, chopped 1/8 C fresh parsley, chopped 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1/2 C feta cheese (optional) 1-2 fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/8 C olive oil Salt and pepper, […]