Cook It Quick Newsletter - October 2011

This month's Cook It Quick Newsletter features a collection of recipes from eXtension.org Families, Food, and Fitness Community of Practice. Find more of their quick and healthy recipes here.

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Cabbage Fruit Salad recipe Fresh Fruit Crunch recipe Light Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Cabbage Fruit Salad

Get your fruits and veggies in this salad made with cabbage, oranges, pineapple and apples! Feel free to vary the amounts of fruits and veggies according to your personal preference.

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Fresh Fruit Crunch

The "secret" ingredient in this recipe is CRUNCH! Combining fruit with granola makes for a satisfying combo of flavors and textures.

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Light Pumpkin Pie

Why wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy pumpkin pie. Make this vitamin A-rich light pumpkin pie, NOW! Easy-to-make crust from ginger snap cookies!

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Easy Lasagna recipe Potato Saute recipe A+ Party Mix

Easy Lasagna

To keep sodium amounts down, look for lower sodium cheese and spaghetti sauce.

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Potato Saute

A very colorful veggie dish and easy to make!

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

A+ Party Mix

A reviewer comment on this recipe states: "I love this party mix ... the dried apricots give great texture and a hint of sweetness."

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Chicken and Tropical Fruit Salad Fresh Fruit Crisp recipe Garden Vegetable Soup recipe

Chicken and Tropical Fruit Salad

Prepare extra chicken one night and then enjoy it a day or two later in this easy-to-make salad.

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Fresh Fruit Crisp

Use apples, pears, or peaches in this easy-to-make crisp recipe.

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Garden Vegetable Soup

Feel free to get creative with this recipe! For example, omit the tomato paste if you don't have any on hand. Add extra of one of the vegetables if you wish to omit one of the vegetables in the recipe.

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Apple Crisp recipe Bean Salad recipe Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Dried Cranberries recipe

Apple Crisp

Apple pie, the classic American dessert, is loaded with fat and calories, much of which is found in the pie crust. Try a crust-less alternative -- apple crisp.


(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Bean Salad


This tasty recipe is made with just 4 ingredients!

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Dried Cranberries

A very colorful recipe, using just 5 ingredients!

(Source of recipe and photo: extension.org Quick and Healthy Recipes)

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