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Cook It Quick Newsletter - September 2013
One of my favorite sources of recipes is the SNAP-Ed Recipe Finder. The recipes are submitted by nutrition and health professionals and organizations nationwide. The recipe data base was designed to be used in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other FNS nutrition assistance programs; however, it is available for all to use.
I especially like that the recipes are delicious as well as being quick-to-make and easy on the budget. Below are several recipes used throughout the years on our webpages, in our newsletters and community presentations and that I serve at my house. For more recipes, check out the SNAP-Ed Recipe Finder.
PS: If you can or freeze foods, check out our Extension Canning & Freezing Pinterest Board.
PPS: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has just started ExtensionTV where they pull all Extension videos together into a searchable format.
- This cool-as-a-cucumber salad is loaded with cucumbers and tomatoes for refreshing summer meals.
- Make it earlier in the day when it is less hot and let the flavors meld in the refrigerator during the heat of the day.
- Having your young child help you in the kitchen is a good way to get your child to try new foods.
- This is a great recipe where kids can have fun measuring ingredients, stirring together yogurt and pudding mix, and crushing graham crackers.
- Roasting root vegetables adds a delightful sweet taste.
- Cut vegetables into chunks that are similar in size so they will finish roasting at the same time.
- This recipe uses only 3 ingredients is so easy to make and tastes great!
- Plus, with all the vegetables, you get lots of nutrients and fiber!
- A serving of "Old Fashioned Bread Pudding" is a delicious way to add whole grain breads to your meals!
- Buttering each slice of bread and sprinkling it with cinnamon before cutting it into cubes makes every bite especially tasty!
- Quickly mix this dip together using just three ingredients!
- Apples make a great fruit dipper to serve with this recipe.
- This is a great basic recipe -- adjust the ingredients according to your preferences.
- Use canned or home-cooked beans. You can even use a different type of bean.
- Something sweet and creamy is a nice finish to a meal. The calories, however, can add up fast if our desserts contain too much sugar and fat.
- This dessert includes foods we’re supposed to be eating and is light on sugar and fat!
- These are easy to make and fun to serve!
- One of the reviewers said: "We added garlic and Italian herbs -- it was wonderful! Makes good meatballs, too."
- This recipe takes just four ingredients and you're good to go!
- I use a thin-skinned potato like Yukon Golds and I don't even peel them!
- One reviewer for this recipe said: "My kids make this for a snack. It is a great quick breakfast."
- Vary the types of yogurt and fruit for different flavors.
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.