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Pear Quesadillas

Food Hero has a wealth of easy to make, nutritious recipes to liven up your summer days. Here is an easy summer lunch idea for the kids … or yourself. Serves 4     Dietitian’s Tip: This recipe is a great addition to a healthy diet serving up dairy protein, fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. Come up with your own combination

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Caprese-Style Cottage Cheese Topper

Serve on toasted slices of Italian or French bread. A light, refreshing appetizer for your summertime parties. Serves 6     Dietitian’s Tip: A great way to get a boost of dairy protein with 11 grams of protein per serving.   INGREDIENTS 2 cups 2% fat cottage cheese 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh tomatoes ¼ cup chopped fresh basil ¼ cup

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Honey Lemon Panna Cotta

This Italian-inspired creamy dessert is the perfect end to any meal, and toppings are customizable to every season. Serves 8     Dietitian’s Tip: Top with Seasonal fresh fruit, such as berries or chopped peaches (frozen works, too.) Mint leaves and canned mandarin orange segments   INGREDIENTS 2 cups 1% low-fat milk 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 2 packets unflavored gelatin 1

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Artichoke Jalapeno Dip

Score Points with this Super Artichoke Dip. Word on the street is there’s going to be a pretty big football game televised this Sunday. One might even call it “super,” with the express written consent of the National Football League, of course. No plan yet for your big game watch party? Kick it off with this artichoke dip that’s sure

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White Chicken Chili

Try this delicious, hearty chili on a cold, wintery day or any day. Serves 8     Dietitian’s Tip: To help you meet your DASH daily goals, here are suggestions for foods to eat with this hearty chili: Whole grain crackers or a slice of whole grain bread Salad with leafy greens, carrots, cucumbers, and a sprinkle of nuts and a

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White Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies

I’m Dreaming of a White … Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pie. These cookies are ‘mint’ to be for parties, gift baskets or a fun baking project with your kids during the holiday season. Try one bite, and you’ll be saying “whoopee” for whoopie pies. Makes 2 dozen whoopie pies INGREDIENTS Chocolate Cookies: 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

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Oregon Raspberry or Blackberry Sauce

So simple and so divine! Pour over luscious Oregon-made ice cream and enjoy the bounty of Oregon.   INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups raspberries or blackberries (fresh or frozen) ½ cup sugar 1½ Tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons cornstarch INSTRUCTIONS In a blender, blend fresh or thawed frozen berries for 20 seconds. Place a mesh sieve over a large bowl. Pour

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Bean and Smoked Cheddar Salad

Bean and Smoked Cheddar Salad

This tasty bean salad comes together in no time, and the smokey cheddar adds bonus flavor. No smoked cheddar? Try using sharp cheddar or pepper jack. Serves 4     Dietitian’s Tip: Build a DASH meal with this salad by adding a side of fresh fruit and a whole grain roll INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

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