Recipes

Try one of these delicious recipes using ingredients from our stores.

Albondigas in Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Yields: 24 meatballs, 8 servings

  • 1 lb. 98% lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated onion
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 2 sprigs mint, leaves picked and chopped
  • ½ tsp. chopped Mexican oregano
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 10 plum tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Directions: 1. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, grated onion, carrot, mint, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper.
2. Roll and shape the meat mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs. Let sit five minutes.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and start browning the meatballs, making sure not to crowd them in the skillet. Allow all sides to get a nice color on them. Remove from the skillet and reserve.
4. Degrease the skillet if necessary. Add the other 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté garlic and serrano. Let cook five minutes. Add the pureed tomatoes and bring to a low boil. Allow to simmer five minutes. Add the meatballs, carefully sliding them into the simmering tomato sauce. Simmer the meatballs 15 minutes, until fully cooked.

Healthy Quesdilla

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Favorite food made nutritious!

  • 1 oz Turkey Sausage Crumbles, cooked
  • 1 6″ White Corn Tortilla
  • 1/2 oz Green Chiles, chopped
  • 1 oz 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp Chipotle Salsa
  • 1/2-1 tsp Southwest Chipotle Salt-Free Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 tsp Heart Right Buttery Spread

Directions: 1. Melt heart-healthy spread in a hot pan. Place corn tortilla and cover with cheese.
2. Place corn tortilla in pan and cover with cheese.
3. Add sausage and chiles to one side.
4. Sprinkle chipotle seasoning over all ingredients, then fold the tortilla in half.
5. Allow each side to brown until cheese is melted.
6. Serve with Chipotle Salsa.

Frosty Fruit

Prep Time: 20 minutes (4 hours in freezer)

A healthy way to cool off in the summer months!

  • Your choice of fruit (mango, peach, strawberry, etc)
  • Empty, rinsed yogurt cups
  • Popsicle sticks or straws

Directions: Frozen treats are bound to be popular in the warm months. You can also put fresh fruits such as melon chunks in the freezer (rinse first). Make “popsicles” by inserting sticks into peeled bananas and freezing.

Fruity Peanut Butterfly

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Let your kids' food come to life with these fun butterflies!

  • Baby carrots
  • Apples (can use mangoes or other fruit)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried fruit (dried cranberries, dried cherries, raisins)

Directions: Start with carrot sticks or celery for the body. Attach wings made of thinly sliced apples with peanut butter and decorate with halved grapes or dried fruit.

Bugs on a Log

Prep Time: 15 minutes

A fun way to encourage the little ones to eat their fruits and veggies! Select the kind of fruit of veggies that you know your kid loves.

  • Celery or Baby Carrots
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dried cherries)
  • Nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts)

Directions: Use celery, cucumber, or carrot sticks as the log and add peanut butter. Top with dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, or cherries, depending on what bugs you want!

Peanut Butter Muffins

Prep Time: 35 Minutes

These are definitely fun to make with mom or dad!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup banana
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup frozen juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 nonfat dry milk
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup peanut butter

Directions: First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then, in a small bowl, break the eggs and use a fork to beat them a little bit. In a large bowl, combine the milk, mashed banana, peanut butter, vegetable oil, apple juice, dry milk, and the eggs from the small bowl. Mix with a mixing spoon until the mixture is creamy. Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda into the large bowl. Mix again. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly spray with nonstick spray. Spoon in the muffin mix. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 of the way up. Bake for about 15 minutes. When your muffins are finished baking, remove from the muffin tin and cool them on the wire rack.

Brown Rice Pudding

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

A delicious and healthy snack for your kiddos!

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup short-grain brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup raisins optional
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions: Bring the heavy cream, water, brown rice, and salt to a boil in a pot; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the liquid is completely absorbed, about 80 minutes. Fold the raisins into the mixture and continue cooking until the raisins plump, about 10 minutes more. Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl; slowly pour into the pot with the rice while stirring. Cook and stir until the mixture thickens, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract..

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