Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Garden Chili

Ingredients: 3/4 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey breast 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped 1/2 onion, large, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 2/3 cup kidney beans (canned, drained and rinsed) 1/2 cup corn 8 ounces tomato sauce 1 cup tomatoes, diced 1 dash black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons chili powder Directions: […]

Fiesta Skillet Dinner

Ingredients: 1 cup prepared brown rice (1/2 cup uncooked) 1 can (15.5 ounces) Mexican style tomatoes 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed 1 cup frozen corn 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 cups cooked diced chicken 1/2 cup 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded Directions: Prepare the brown rice according to package directions. While the rice […]

Mexican Chicken Soup

Ingredients: 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes (Mexican style) 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn or 1 15-ounce can corn, drained and rinsed 1 14.5-ounce can sodium-reduced chicken broth or 2 cups homemade chicken broth 2 cloves garlic, minced or 1/2 tespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon […]

Spanish Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
 1 cup instant brown rice
 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/4 teaspoon oregano
 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (can use Mexican style with green chilies)
 1/3 cup corn, (drain and rinse if using canned corn)
 1/3 cup black beans (drain and rinse if using […]

Corn and Pepper Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: Cherry tomatoes or roma tomatoes 2 ears corn 1 each red or yellow bell pepper 1 each portobello mushroom 1 each jalapeno or banana pepper ¼ bunch Basil 1 each zucchini 2 cloves garlic 1 each shallot To taste salt and pepper Olive oil Directions: Wash all vegetables, let dry. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Cut ears of corn in half lengthwise, […]

Corn Salad

Ingredients: 1 can (11 ounce) corn, drained
 1 cup celery, finely chopped
 1/2 small pepper, finely chopped
 1 teaspoon mild onion, finely chopped

 Ingredients for Dressing:
 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard 
black pepper to taste Directions: Prepare and mix vegetables together in a medium mixing bowl.  In […]

Pumpkin Patch Caramel Corn

Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup peanuts, roasted (no skins or salt) 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup candy corn mix 1/4 cup light corn syrup 2 cups miniature pretzels 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 12 cups popped popcorn Directions: In a hot air popper, pop popcorn until you […]

Cream Style Corn Bread

Ingredients: 1 cup CORNMEAL 3/4 cup FLOUR 1 small ONION 1 can (14 3/4 ounces) LOW-SODIUM CREAM STYLE CORN 1/4 cup OIL 1/2 cup LOW-FAT MILK 1 EGG Directions: Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan or an 8×8-inch or 9×9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In medium sized bowl, mix together […]

Cheese & Corn Chowder

Ingredients: 2 cups diced POTATOES 1 cup sliced CARROTS 1 cup chopped CELERY 1/2 cup chopped ONION 1 can CREAM STYLE CORN 1 /4 teaspoon PEPPER Any SEASONINGS you like 1 cup WATER 1 1/2 cups NONFAT MILK 1/2 cup SHREDDED CHEDDAR or AMERICAN CHEESE Directions: Combine potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and seasonings in pan. […]

Cornbread

Ingredients: 3 cups – yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon – salt 1 cup – whole wheat flour 2 Tablespoons – baking powder 1/2 cup – melted butter or safflower oil 1/2 cup – honey 3 – eggs, beaten 2 cups – buttermilk Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients; mix well. […]

Granola Bars

Ingredients: 1 cup honey 
 1 cup peanut butter 
 3 1/2 cups rolled oats 
 1/2 cup raisins 
 1/2 cup grated carrots 
 1/2 cup coconut Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
 Peel and grate the carrots. 
 Put the honey and peanut butter in a large saucepan. Cook on low heat […]

Honey Roasted Pineapple Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1/2 – fresh pineapple 2 Tablespoons – butter 1/2 cup – Wildflower honey, divided 1 Tablespoon – fresh ginger, minced 1/4 cup – buttermilk 2 cups – unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon – baking soda 1/2 teaspoon – baking powder 1/2 teaspoon – salt 1/2 cup – butter 2 large – eggs Directions: Preheat […]

Almond Honey Crunch

Ingredients: 1 cup – slivered almonds 1/4 cup – honey 1 Tablespoon – butter 1 Tablespoon – grated orange peel salt 2-1/2 cups – corn flakes Directions: Combine almonds, honey, butter, orange peel and salt in heavy frying pan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until almonds are golden. Remove from heat. Add corn flakes […]

Blueberry Muffins with Salted Honey Crumble

Ingredients for Crumble ½ cup – light brown sugar 10 tablespoons – unsalted butter, softened 4 tablespoons – clover honey ½ teaspoon – vanilla extract 1¼ cup – all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons – kosher salt Ingredients for Muffins 2 cups – all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons – baking powder ½ teaspoon – kosher salt 1 cup […]

Tutti Fruitti Rice Salad

Ingredients: 3 cups cooked brown rice 3/4 cup dried cranberries 1 mango, chopped 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup raspberry vinaigrette dressing 1/4 cup plus two tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, divided Directions: In large bowl, combine rice, cranberries, mango, pecans, pepper, vinaigrette and 1/4 cup parsley. Toss well. Garnish […]

Applesauce Ambrosia

Ingrediants: 1 can (16 oz.) applesauce
 2 bananas, sliced
 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges
 1/2c toasted slivered almonds
 1/2c flaked coconut
 32 oz. low-fat vanilla yogurt Directions: Whip yogurt with a wire wisk. Add applesauce. Gently fold in remaining ingredients. Chill and serve. Serves 6

Maple Cider Punch

Author´s note: Whip up a batch of citrusy, sparkly punch for sipping while carving jack-o´-lanterns. Make a toast to the fun and frolic of Halloween. Kids can help measure and stir the ingredients. Ingrediants: 1 cup orange juice
 3 tablespoons maple syrup
 4 cups apple cider, chilled
 1 cup ginger ale, chilled
 Ice cubes Directions: […]

Grilled Apples

Ingrediants: 4 baking apples
 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
 2 Tbsp. sugar
 Aluminum foil sheets Directions: Preheat grill. Wash, dry and core apples. In small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Place each apple on center of aluminum foil sheet; spoon tablespoon cinnamon/sugar mixture into core, and wrap apple in foil. Place foil-wrapped apples in small foil pie […]

Ginger Churros with Caramel Apples

Recipe Provided By Chef Alexandra I. Lopez, The Food Diva Churros: 1 cup water
 ½ cup unsalted butter
 ¼ tsp. salt
 1 tsp. sugar
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 3 eggs
 3 cups corn oil
 1/4 cup sugar, for dusting
 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for dusting Carmel Apples: […]

Caramel Apple Pizza

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter,softened 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons canola (or vegetable) oil 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup whole wheat flour 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Topping: 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream […]

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