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Cranberry Ginger Grilled Chicken Fingers

  • 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp finely diced shallots
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup carrots, peeled and cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup parsnips, peeled and cut into strips
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cut chicken breasts into strips. Stir cranberry juice, cranberries, ginger and garlic in a large bowl and add chicken strips, cover and marinate … (read more)

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Can’t Beet ‘em Chips

Try this recipe for a healthy snack alternative.

  • 2 whole golden beets, medium
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 375. Peel and thinly slice beets, if you have a kitchen mandolin or attachment for a food processor it would be great for the uniformity of the chips, you can also use a vegetable peeler. Using a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, lay slices out evenly. Lightly spray the beets with the non-stick … (read more)

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Honey Beets

This recipe pairs will with roasted chicken or any pork dishes, a great introduction to beets for you little one.

  • 2 cup cooked diced beets (boiled for 1 hours or canned)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey*
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Put cooked diced beets in a saucepan. Add remaining ingredients and mix gently. Cook on moderate heat until liquid evaporates and butter and honey form a glaze over the beets. Remove from … (read more)

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Un-beet-able Pancakes

Beet pancakes are a fun breakfast recipe that are packed with nutrition!

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 whole beets, roasted and pureed
  • 1 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Heat skillet or griddle. Stir all dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk all wet ingredients in separate bowl until well … (read more)

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Kids Choice Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 package fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint

Place the nuts on a baking pan and place in 325 degree oven for 5-10 minutes. As they start to toast they will turn a deeper color. Be careful and don’t burn them as they will taste bitter and you would have to start all over again!

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Cranberry Smoothie

This nutrient packed smoothie is the perfect combination of fruits for a filling snack or sweet treat.

  • 8 oz chilled cranberry juice
  • 6 whole strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/8 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1/2 cup ice

Combine all ingredients into a blender. Serve immediately.

Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Best if served immediately.


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Sweetie Pie Tots

  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 3/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Steam or boil sweet potatoes until barely tender, approximately 15 minutes. Let cool. Mix potatoes and beans with an immersion blender until smooth. (Add water if needed) Add garlic salt, pepper, onion powder, nutmeg, curry, cumin and cinnamon. … (read more)

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Just My Size Sweet Potatoes

  • 1 whole sweet potato, cleaned and halved
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400F. Scrub clean and dry a small sweet potato. Cut potato in half and cut the ends off in order to stand the potato up in an oven safe dish, spray the skin of the potato with cooking spray. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. … (read more)

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“Hudson Valley” Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 4 oz butter
  • 2 lbs peeled diced sweet potatoes, boiled
  • 2 red apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 bananas peeled, diced
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 4 oz half and half
  • 1/2 cup pecans toasted, chopped (optional)

In large pot melt butter, add potatoes, apples, and banana and sauté lightly. Add orange juice and reduce, add cream and simmer, stirring occasionally until apples and bananas are soft enough to mash. Use a potato masher or electric immersion blender, whip … (read more)

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Lentils for Explorers

This simple toddler friendly recipe combines lentils, veggies and rice in a delicious way.

  • 3 tbsp lentils
  • 2 tbsp brown rice
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup water or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup carrot, onion and celery mix
  • 1 Bay leaf

In a small pot on medium heat, bring oil to temperature and add carrot, onion and celery mix, sauté for 3-5 minutes, add garlic sauté for 2 minutes more, … (read more)

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