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Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator

Cook It Quick Newsletter - January 2012

Marinated Three Bean Salad Football shaped fruit pizza Foods traded in a meal swap

Marinated Three-Bean Salad

Watch a how-to video and/or download the recipe for this quick Three-Bean Salad from Extension at Texas A & M University.

This is part of their Dinner Tonight series. While you're checking this recipe, look at the many other ideas they offer. 

Fruit Pizza - Super Bowl Style

Instead of the usual pizza shape, run with this idea from Iowa State University Extension and shape your pizza like a football for Super Bowl Sunday.

Check out their Fruit Pizza recipe and more good ideas on their Spend Smart Eat Smart website.

Forming a Meal Swap Group

A great idea from my Nebraska Extension colleague, Joan Sather. She and several fellow moms made larger quantities of foods that could be frozen and then shared with each other. Read how they did it here.

Amazing Oven Fried chicken Simple Skillet Pizzas Crispy Salmon Patties

Amazing Oven Fried Chicken

The challenge was how to make a chicken dinner for less than $9.99. Here's how (with recipes) Nebraska Extension colleague Joan Sather did it for $8.24!

Scroll toward the bottom for the recipe.

Simple Skillet Pizzas

Watch a how-to video and/or download the recipe for this Simple Skillet Pizza from Extension at Texas A & M University.

This is part of their Dinner Tonight series. While you're checking this recipe, look at the many other ideas they offer.

Crispy Salmon Patties

This recipe is quick and made with common ingredients. You probably already have most of them on hand.

This recipe from Iowa State University Extension is part of their Spend Smart Eat Smart series.

Golden Apple Oatmeal Mamma's Chicken and Rice Caterpillars

Golden Apple Oatmeal

This recipe from the eXtension.org Family, Food, and Fitness team provides a quick and healthy start to your day.

It's made with apple juice and sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg which add natural sweetness.

Check out their other recipes while you're on their website.

Mama's Chicken and Rice

This is one of those recipes you can just throw together.

This recipe, part of Kids a Cookin' -- Kansas State University Extension is also available in Spanish.

Check out their other recipes when you visit their site -- though they are geared to help kids learn to cook, they taste great for the whole family!

Crazy Caterpillars

Check out this cute, quick snack for kids from my Nebraska Extension colleague, Carrie Schneider-Miller at Nutrition Know How Blog. Lots of other great ideas there, too!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Chicken Waldorf Salad Peanut Butter Dip

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This fast & healthy recipe from the USDA Recipe Finder collection is also available in Spanish.

Check out the Recipe Finder for other easy, nutritious inexpensive recipes contributed by Extension offices across the United States.

(Photo courtesy sgrace on Flickr / CC license)

Chicken Waldorf Salad

This recipe is perfect for using leftover chicken and requires just 15 minutes prep time. It is a delicious way to include more fruits and veggies in meals!

This recipe is just a small sample of the ideas offered at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to help you prepare more quick, healthy meals at home.

Peanut Butter Dip

Here's another quick recipe idea from my Nebraska Extension colleagues at their Nutrition Know How Blog. Something sure to please all ages in your family!

football ready for kickoff Chicken Feed Snack Mix Pinterest Board of Easy Everyday Recipes

Your Super Bowl Game Plan for Healthy Eating

How to develop a healthy Food "Game Plan" based on using football strategies!

Plus, two recipes for healthy, Super Bowl dips!

Chicken Feed

A great snack to take along on a hike or just munch on from Kids a Cookin'  --  Kansas State University Extension (Adults like it too!) It is also available in Spanish.

While you're visiting their site for this recipe, check out all their other ones, too! 

Easy (& Healthy!) Everyday Recipes (on Pinterest)

Have you started "pinning" yet on Pinterest? We've started a new "board" where we are collecting pictures of some of our most popular recipes easy, healthy eating recipes.

Check us out and "follow" us on Pinterest.

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