These recipes were taken from the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services “Eating Well For Less” recipe book. for your very own FREE COPY, come by the office to pick one up!
Crock Pot Winter Squash Chili
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Oat and Pepper Pilaf
Meatloaf in a Mug
Skillet Roasted Potatoes and Greens
Hurry Up Bake Apples
Chard with Garlicky Garbanzo Beans
Black Eyed Peas Soup with Greens
1 large carrot, peeled and grated (about 2 cups)1 firm pear or apple, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP orange juice
1 TBSP honey
Place grated carrots, chopped pear, and raisins in a medium mixing bowl.
Mix lemon juice, orange juice, and honey together until the honey is dissolved. Pour over grated carrots, chopped pear/apples and raisins.
Serve and Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings
Feel free to add nut and seeds to add another flavor. You can also add different dried fruits like cranberries, dates, or dried plums to change up the sweetness of the recipe.
Skillet Cabbage, Onions, and Apples
Add a drizzle of oil to the skillet and heat to medium-high.
Add onions and apples to the skillet.
When the onions start to turn translucent and the apples start to soften add in the cabbage.
Cover and let the cabbage start to soften for about 2-3 minutes.
Next add in the balsamic and seasonings. Mix well, serve and enjoy!
You can vary this recipe for any time of day. Add lean sausage or lean beef and potatoes for a complete lunch or dinner. Or can add an over easy egg on top for a good nutrient packed heart breakfast, Irish style.
Easy Skillet Granola
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp water
4 cups quick cooking oats, dry
1 cup raisins (or preferred dried fruit)
*Can also add in any variety of nuts or toppings (semi-sweet chocolate chips, coconut flakes, chia seeds, etc.)
In large saucepan mix together oil, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and water. Cook over medium heat until brown sugar dissolves.
Add oatmeal and mix until well coated. Stir gently until oatmeal is lightly brown.
Stir in raisins. remove from heat and cool.
Store in a large jar with a tight fitting lid at room temperature for 1 week or int he freezer for 3 months.
For a quick breakfast or snack, serve granola with low-fat milk or yogurt and half a banana.
This recipe is a good source of iron. When our bodies are low in iron we can feel tired and week.
This recipe is such a hit with kids, it can be a substitute for dessert!
Quick and Easy Mac & Cheese
Quick and Easy Chili