Category Archives: Vegetables

Pasta and Meatballs with Broccoli

The broccoli makes this a nutritionally balanced meal.  Kids can be put to work separating it into small florets, and also rolling tablespoonfulls of the meat mixture into balls. Pasta and Meatballs with Broccoli Ingredients: 1 pound ground sirloin ¼ cup minced fresh onion 2 Tbsp dry breadcrumbs ¼ tsp garlic salt ¼ pepper 1 …

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Apple Cinnamon Granola

This granola is great with milk for breakfast, or also dry  – as a snack to take along. Apple Cinnamon Granola Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 Tbsp canola oil ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats ¾ cup dried chopped dried apple pieces ½ cup chopped …

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Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Also known as garbanzo beans, these little legumes pack a nutritional punch.  High in fiber and protein, they make a filling snack on-the-go. Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Ingredients: 2 15-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained 3 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. sugar 3 tsp. salt Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Pat chickpeas dry with paper towels. …

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Broccoli Bites

These little finger foods are great with a variety of dipping sauces, such as ketchup, ranch dressing, and honey mustard. Yield:  About 36 Bites Ingredients:  1 lb broccoli (fresh or frozen), chopped 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup flour 1 tsp. Italian seasoning Salt & pepper to …

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Crispy Roasted Kale

Easier and less messy than homemade kale chips, this recipe is a hit with all ages. Serves 4 Ingredients:  3 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. garlic salt or seasoned salt 1 1/2 pounds kale, stems removed, and torn into pieces* 2 tsp balsamic vinegar Directions: Arrange oven racks in center and lower …

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Summer Stuffed Peppers

Paired with soup and a salad, this is a perfect way to enjoy summer garden produce. Serves 4 Ingredients:   2 small bell peppers (5 to 6 ounces each), halved lengthwise through stem, seeds and ribs removed 1 heaping cup small tomatoes, such as Sungold or Cherry (about 6 ounces) 1 1/2 ounces feta cheese …

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Biscuit Veggie Kabobs

Food-on-a-stick is always fun, and these skewers are also a great way to take advantage of tasty summer produce. Scissors are an easy tool for cutting the biscuit rounds into quarters. Dough pieces are then tossed  with grated Parmesan. Threading the vegetables (especially bell pepper) can be a bit tricky. Careful not to poke your …

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