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  • Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato

    4 medium sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons canola or olive oil 1/2 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, diced 6-8 small sun dried tomatoes, chopped 4 cups loosely packed spinach 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 cups boneless, skinless breast chicken, cooked, shredded 1/2 cup feta, crumbled (optional) No Salt Seasoning and Pepper Preheat oven to 400° F. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. With a fork, poke a few holes in the potatoes on all sides. […]

  • Beef and Potato Stew

    1/2 cup flour 2 lbs. sirloin tip roast, cubed 3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil 1 white or yellow onion, chopped 2 medium potatoes, cubed 3 carrots, sliced 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 5 cups beef broth Salt and Pepper, to taste In a large bowl, add the flour, salt and pepper. Mix together. Toss the cubed beef with flour, salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven or soup pot up to medium high heat, add oil. […]

  • Curried Chicken and Chickpeas over Rice

    2 tablespoons olive or canola oil 1 teaspoon ginger, grated 3 garlic cloves, grated 1 small jalapeno or serrano pepper, grated (optional) 1 small onion, chopped 1 small bell pepper, any color, seeded, cored, chopped 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 (15-oz.) cans no salt added chickpeas, rinsed 1 (28 oz.) can no salt added diced tomatoes 2 cups boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked, shredded 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt 3 cups brown rice, cooked 3 […]

  • Tri-Tip Beef Sliders

    2-3 lb. tri tip roast 4 small pickling cucumbers or 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced 1 cup apple cider, white or red vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 24 rolls, split 1/2 cup barbeque sauce Salt and Pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Season tri tip roast with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet. Cook until the middle of tri-tip reaches 130-140 degrees with a thermometer. (Note: approximately 10 minutes per pound.) Let […]

  • Nutella Fruit Pizza

    1 can (13.8 oz.) refrigerated pizza dough 2 tablespoon butter, melted 1/3 cup Nutella Fruit Suggestions for Toppings: Mango Banana Apple Berries Pear Kiwi Other Options for Toppings: Coconut Nuts Cook pizza dough according to package directions. Once removed from oven, brush crust with butter. Spread Nutella on entire crust, leaving 1” on the sides. Top pizza with your choice of fruit pieces. Serve immediately. Sponsor: Jamba Juice

  • Ground Turkey and Bean Nachos

    5 oz. whole wheat or multigrain tortilla chips 1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella or cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 lb. lean ground turkey, cooked 1 (15.5-oz) can no salt added black, pinto or cannellini beans, rinsed, drained 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed 1 large tomato, chopped 1/4 large white onion, chopped 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 large jalapeno, chopped (optional) 1 avocado, diced No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread the tortilla […]

  • Beef and Rice Meal in a Pumpkin

    1 medium baking pumpkin 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 onion, chopped 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of chicken soup 1 1/2 cups rice, cooked 1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, chopped Salt and Pepper, to tastePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut off the top of the pumpkin. Discard the seeds and pulp. In a large skillet […]

  • Apple “Teeth” Treat

    2 red or green apples, core removed, cut into 1/4” slices 1/4 cup smooth almond or peanut butter Suggested Toppings for the “Teeth”: -Mini-marshmallows -Kettle corn -Almond slivers -Chocolate or white chocolate chips -Strawberry slices (a tongue look) Spread each slice of apple on one side with the almond or peanut butter. Line your desired toppings as “teeth” on top of the almond or peanut butter all the way across close to the skin. Place another apple slice on top […]

  • Strawberry Shortcake Bites

    1 box of white cake mix 3/4 cup of Greek vanilla yogurt 2 egg whites 1 1/3 cups water 2 cups strawberries, trimmed, sliced 1/2 cup vanilla frosting, softened (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, yogurt, egg whites and water in a bowl until smooth. Grease a 9 x 13 dish or cake pan. Pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. […]

  • Sesame Noodle and Pepper Salad

    1 (16 oz.) package whole grain spaghetti noodles 1 bell pepper, any color, chopped 1 teaspoon sesame oil 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 large garlic clove, grated 2 tablespoons white or black sesame seeds 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Add bell pepper to noodles. Mix through. Let cool. In a large serving bowl, combine the sesame oil, […]

  • Roasted Nuts and Olives

    1/2 cup green olives 1/2 cup black olives 1/2 cup whole almonds 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt, to taste Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Lay out a large piece of aluminum foil on the counter. Place the ingredients in the middle of the sheet. Fold the edges together, pinching them all the way around until tightly sealed. Bake […]

  • Tater Tot Beef Nachos

    1 (32 oz.)  package frozen tater tots 1 lb. ground beef 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 3 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup salsa or pico de gallo 1/4 cup black olives, sliced 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional) Salt and Pepper, to tasteCook tater tots according to package directions. […]