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Cook It Quick Newsletter - May 2013
The Partnership for a Healthier America, Let's Move!, USDA's MyPlate and the nation's top recipe creators have created a MyPlate Recipes Pinterest Board featuring hundreds of tasty recipes for anyone looking for healthier meals.There are 27 separate boards within the overall board.
This month's Cook It Quick features links to a variety of recipes on the MyPlate Pinterest Board. They were chosen for Cook It Quick as the following 12 recipes are made with commonly available ingredients, fast to make, and easy on the budget. ENJOY! And ... check out other recipes ideas on MyPlate Recipes Pinterest Board
IMPORTANT: Click on the link that immediately follows the word "source" under each picture to access the recipe. Using this link will allow you to use your back button from the recipe to return to Cook It Quick.
Yogurt Fruit Smoothie
Chocolate Granola Apple Wedges
Learn more about choosing foods from the MyPlate Fruit Group.
Tangy Mustard Coleslaw
Learn more about adding more foods from the MyPlate Vegetable Group to your day.
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Black Bean Quesadillas
Chicken Caesar Salad
Foil-Wrapped Mexican Pork Chops
Grilled Summer Veggies
Zucchini and Corn Saute
Slow Cooker Chunky Applesauce
Quick-Toss Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad
NOTE: You can substitute Great Northern Beans for the Cannellini beans.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Garlic, Parsley, and Lemon
Beef and Cabbage Wraps
COOK IT QUICK'S GOAL
Our goal is to make you "hungry for healthy food" by offering tips and delicious, quick-to-prepare, inexpensive recipes. Preparing these recipes and using the tips will help you increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. At the same time, you will reduce sodium, solid fats, and calories. Food safety tips are included.
Nonendorsement Statement: Reference to commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended of those not mentioned and no endorsement by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension is implied for those mentioned.
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