Fruits and Vegetables

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Peach-Amaretto Frappe

Ingredients 1 cup fat free or lowfat milk 1 large ripe peach, peeled, pitted and cut into eighths, or 2 canned peach halves, drained 5-6 ice cubes 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Directions Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed until very smooth and foamy, about one minute. Pour […]

Fresh Fruit Pudding Milk Mixer

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups 2% milk 1 package (4 serving size) JELL-O® Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie filling or any flavor 1 medium ripe banana, cut into chunks 1/2 cup strawberries Directions Place all ingredients in blender container; cover. Blend 1 minute or until smooth. Serve immediately. Recipe provided by the National Dairy Council.

Festive Fruity Flavored Milk

Ingredients 1 cup fat-free skim or 1% low-fat milk 2 tablespoons apricot, blackberry, raspberry or strawberry fruit syrup Directions For each cup of milk, stir in 2 tablespoons fruit syrup. Try experimenting with different brands of fruit syrups until you find one that provides the perfectly pleasing color to your milk. Fruit syrups are available […]

Chilled Banana Latte

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar-free creme de banana syrup 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar-free coconut syrup 1 cup fat-free milk 1 shot of espresso Ice cubes Directions Mix syrups and cold milk in 20-ounce chilled stainless steel pitcher. Froth milk with whisk until airy and light. Add a shot of espresso and pour over ice. Serve […]

Pomegranate Smoothie

Ingredients 1 banana 2 cups (16 oz) fat-free vanilla yogurt 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon coarse sugar (optional) pomegranate seeds (optional) Directions Wrap peeled banana in plastic wrap and freeze 3 hours or until frozen. Unwrap banana, break into chunks and place in a blender with the yogurt and juice. Cover and blend until […]

Homemade Lemonade

Ingredients 3 cups sugar 2 cups water 1 cup lemon peel strips (about 6 lemons) 3 cups lemon juice (about 14 lemons) 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled Directions In a large saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon strips. Bring to a boil. […]

Fruity Lemonade

Ingredients 2 cans (12 oz each) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 2 cans (12 oz each) frozen fruit punch concentrate or juice concentrate of your choice, thawed Ice cubes 3 quarts club soda, chilled Directions In a large bowl or pitcher, combine lemonade and fruit punch concentrates. For each serving, pour 1/2 cup of the mixture […]

After-School Strawberry Shake

Ingredients 1 pint strawberries, hulled 3 whole strawberries for garnish 2 medium bananas, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks 1/2 cup strawberry or fat-free plain yogurt Orange juice (4 oz)  1 teaspoon light honey 3 cups ice cubes Directions In a blender, combine all the ingredients except 1 1/2 cups of the ice cubes and […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Ingredients 2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cups (6 oz) cream cheese, softened 4 large egg yolks 3 cups milk 1 cup half-and-half 1 1/2-3 cups fresh strawberries, or other berries, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup confectioners? sugar 1/4 cup water Directions In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring milk and half-and-half just to a boil. […]

Sirloin Strawberry Salad

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds top sirloin steaks 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups quartered fresh strawberries Salad mix (6 oz) 6 tablespoons toasted walnuts 1/4 cup chopped mint 1/2 cup sweet and sour dressing Salt and pepper to taste Directions Brush steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill to desired doneness. […]

Layered Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup shortening 3/4 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup honey Directions In a small bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; cover and refrigerate until […]

Strawberry Waffles

Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch of salt 2 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup strawberries 2 eggs (separated) 1 tablespoon melted butter Directions Preheat waffle iron. In a mini prep food processor, puree the hulled strawberries. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Mix milk, butter, egg yolks and […]

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Ingredients 1 pound strawberries 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese 1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Wash and pat dry strawberries. Remove tops and set aside. Scoop out a small hole in the strawberry. Combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar with vanilla. Fill a pastry bag with tip of choice […]

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Ingredients 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2/3 cup sour cream Topping: 1 quart strawberries, hulled, thickly sliced 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 1/2 […]

Strawberry Chef’s Salad

Ingredients 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 scallions, sliced 2 tablespoons honey mustard Salt Black pepper, freshly ground Boston bay leaves 2 pints strawberries, hulled 2 cups assorted fruit, such as grapefruit and orange segments, pineapple chunks and kiwifruit slices 8 slices lean deli turkey breast or boiled ham 1/2 […]

Strawberry Soup

Ingredients 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled 1/2 cup white wine or apple juice 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel Directions In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into two bowls; cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 1-2 hours.

Summertime Berry Trifle

Ingredients 2 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup butter 6 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract 1/2 teaspoon orange extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Trifle: 1 (5 oz) package instant vanilla pudding 1 (8 oz) can no-fat sweetened condensed milk 3 cups […]

Picnic Baked Beans

Ingredients 3 cups dried navy beans 4 quarts cold water, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup ketchup 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons ground mustard 1/4 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled Directions Rinse beans; place in a Dutch oven with 2 quarts of water. Bring to a […]

Angel Hair Pasta with Beef and Vegetables

Ingredients 1 pound sirloin tip steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (16 oz) package stir-fry blend frozen vegetables, thawed and drained 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 (9 oz) package refrigerated angel hair pasta 1/4 cup milk Directions […]

Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower Gratin

Ingredients 1 small head cauliflower 1 head broccoli Red cabbage, 3 to 5 leaves 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, grated 1 teaspoon mustard 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs Salt and Pepper Directions Break the cauliflower and broccoli into florets and chop the cabbage into bite size pieces. Cook in lightly salted boiling water for […]

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