Substitute spinach or use baby kale for this easy and very delicious recipe. Serves 2-4 Ingredients: 1 bunch fresh chard or beet greens – the beets can be roasted and put in a salad or eaten as a side dish. ¼ Cup white onion, small chop 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1 entire whole green […]
Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 4 c seeded and diced watermelon (any variety or color) 1/2 cup minced onion ½ cup minced fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp. minced jalapeno pepper ½ tsp. salt 1 Tbsp fresh garlic clove, minced […]
Thank you all for making the Orono Foundation Great Gathering Event a delicious success! Here's the recipes we created today. Cool Quinoa salad Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1 cups quinoa 2 cups water 1 cup Grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half ¼ cup Fresh mint, chopped ¼ Cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp or more […]
Beautiful contrasting colors with the edamame, cauliflower and a dash of turmeric. Wonderful roasted as instructed, or as a hot stir-fry would be delicious as well. Serves 6 Ingredients 2 2/3 cups Cauliflower, flourets 1 1/3 cups Edamame 3/4 cups Onions, diced 2 Tbsp Garlic, minced 1/2 Tbsp Italian herb blend (basil, thyme, oregano, etc) 2 […]
A quick toss of olive oil and salt is all you need to make these beauties dance in your mouth. Enjoy them any time of the day with just about anything. Serves 4 to 5 Ingredients 1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed if needed, cut in half 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 pinches (about 1/8 […]
There's been so much conversation and controversy about the USDA regulations and school lunch, I thought I would chime in to answer the following question I've heard a lot: Why is the school starving my kid? Before parents go on a tirade (which a lot have been, just read the news and […]
These can be a great start to your morning or a great delicious and nutritous snack. Try switching apples for pears, and pistachios/cashews for walnuts if desired. Serves 12 Preparation Time: 35 Minutes Ingredients: 2 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract ½ cup honey 2 Tbsp. olive oil ¼ cup pistachios, chopped ¼ […]
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!
Here's an easy way to get kids to eat fruits and veggies – zip them into juice! This way you know what you're putting into your kids bodies, and they get to be part of the fun. It's a win – win. Serves 2 adults/4 kids Ingredients: 1/2 red apple 1 inch (approx) piece cucumber, […]
Here's an easy way to get kids to eat fruits and veggies – zip them into juice! This way you know what you're putting into your kids bodies, and they get to be part of the fun. It's a win – win. Apple Orange Carrot Cucumber juice serves 2 adults/4 kids 1/2 red apple […]