Gluten-Free Golden Yam Brownies

  INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons dry egg replacer (such as Ener-G®) 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 cups sweet rice flour (mochiko) 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup vegan margarine (such as Earth Balance®) 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw®) [...]

By | 2018-01-02T23:38:45+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Mediterranean Pork Penne

If this dish isn't simple enough for your children, see the tip below for serving “two ways” INGREDIENTS: 2 C dry whole-wheat penne pasta (8 oz) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic, minced (about ½ clove) 8 oz white button mushrooms, rinsed and cut into quarters ½ bag (8 oz bag) sundried tomato halves, [...]

By | 2018-01-02T23:33:11+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Tuna and Avocado Cobb Salad

Not just a salad, but a delicious meal—try serving with crusty whole-grain bread INGREDIENTS: For salad: 4 C red leaf lettuce, rinsed and chopped (about 8 leaves) 1 C frozen whole kernel corn, roasted (on a pan in the oven or toaster oven at 400 ºF for 7–10 minutes) 1 C carrots, shredded 1 tomato, [...]

By | 2018-01-02T23:24:13+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Charleen’s Delectable Gluten-Free Yellow Cake

  INGREDIENTS:  1 1/2 cups white rice flour 3/4 cup tapioca flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 4 eggs 1 1/4 cups white sugar 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract   DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). [...]

By | 2018-01-02T23:18:38+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Orange Couscous With Almonds, Raisins, and Mint

This flavorful side dish goes well with chicken, beef, or lamb INGREDIENTS: 1¼ C low-sodium chicken broth 2 Tbsp raisins 1 C whole-wheat couscous 1 Tbsp fresh mint, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried) 1 Tbsp unsalted sliced almonds, toasted 1 medium orange, rinsed, for 1 Tbsp zest (use a grater to take [...]

By | 2018-01-02T23:07:31+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Baked French Toast Fritters with Apples and Bananas

Add fruit to your meal with this heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth dish Baked French Toast Fritters with Apples and Bananas. INGREDIENTS: For sandwiches: 8 slices whole-wheat bread ¼ C creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter) 1 apple, rinsed, peeled, cored, and  sliced into 8 rings 2 bananas, peeled and cut into about 12 thin slices each For [...]

By | 2018-01-02T22:58:25+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a grain native to South America; children will have fun eating quinoa out of a hollowed-out tomato INGREDIENTS: 4 medium (2½ inches) tomatoes, rinsed 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp red onions, peeled and chopped 1 C cooked mixed vegetables—such as peppers, corn, carrots, or peas (Leftover Friendly) 1 C quinoa, [...]

By | 2018-01-02T22:33:36+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Charleen’s Healthy Shepherd’s Pie

 Leftover chicken and vegetables make this classic dish quick and easy to prepare INGREDIENTS:    For potatoes: 1 lb Russet potatoes (or other white baking potatoes), rinsed, peeled, and cubed into ½-inch to ¾-inch pieces ¼ C low-fat plain yogurt (or low-fat sour cream) 1 C fat-free milk, hot ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground [...]

By | 2018-01-02T21:38:27+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

Tangy fruit and sweet yogurt make a perfect taste combination INGREDIENTS: 1 C strawberries, rinsed, stems removed, and cut in half 1 C fresh pineapple, diced (or canned pineapple chunks in juice, drained) ½ C blackberries 1 tangerine or Clementine, peeled and cut into 8 segments 8 6-inch wooden skewers For dip: 1 C strawberries, [...]

By | 2018-01-02T21:27:32+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|0 Comments