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Except for 2 recipes with 6 ingredients, all the recipes are made with 5 or less common ingredients (does NOT count water, salt, pepper and cooking oil).

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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. 

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Berry Good Pancakes [2 - 4 ingredients]


4-Ingredient Guacamole

4-ingredient guacamole


Manly Muffin Meat Loaf (Source: USDA / Kansas Family Nutrition Program) [6 ingredients]

Manly Muffin Meatloaf Recipe


A "Nutritionally Hot" Recipe for Oatmeal  [4 ingredients]

Oatmeal made with milk, blueberries and cinnamon



Some "Red" Hot Ideas for Valentine's Day [Most ideas require 5 or less ingredients]

pizza made in the shape of a heart


Corn Soup (Recipe & Image Source: USDA) [6 ingredients]

Corn Soup


Avoiding a Green Ring Around Hard-Boiled Egg Yolks

egg yolks without a green ring


Food Safety

Preparing for a Weather Emergency (Source: USDA)

refrigerator thermometer in a refrigerator

Food Safety

$ave Money by Knowing When Food is Safe (Article & Image Source: USDA)

food inside a refrigerator

Food Safety

Choosing & Using a Kitchen Food Thermometer (Article & Image Source: USDA)

Food thermometer in a pork chop


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