Vegetable Frittata

Serving Size: 1 slice | Serves: 4

Vegetable Fritatta

Ingredients:

2 cups vegetables, chopped (mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes)
6 eggs
1/4 cup nonfat milk
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Add vegetables and sauté until tender, 3–5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low.
  2. While vegetables are cooking, beat eggs and milk together in a medium-sized bowl. Stir in cheese.
  3. Turn the oven broiler on high.
  4. Pour eggs over vegetables. Cover with a lid. Cook until eggs are nearly set, about 6 minutes. Do not stir, and do not remove the lid.
  5. Remove the lid from the skillet and place the skillet in the oven. Broil until eggs are completely set and lightly browned, 2–3 minutes.

Nutrition information per serving:
190 calories, 12g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 295mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 5g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 3g sugars, 14g protein.

This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website. For more information, recipes, and videos, visit Spend Smart. Eat Smart., spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu.

Berry and Greens Smoothies

Serving Size: 8 ounces | Serves: 8

Glass of smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium bananas
  • 2 containers (6 ounces each) nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 3 cups leafy greens, washed (kale or spinach)
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen berries
  • 1 cup nonfat milk

Directions:

  1. Put bananas, yogurt, and greens in the blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add berries to blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add milk to blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve immediately or freeze in individual servings.

Nutrition information per serving:
100 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 23g total carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 12g total sugar, 4g protein

This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website. For more information, recipes, and videos, visit spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joe sandwich

Serving Size: 1/2 cup meat, 1 bun | Serves: 5

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green or red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 5 whole wheat buns

Directions:

  1. Combine ground beef, onion, celery, and pepper in a skillet. Add water.
  2. Cook over medium low heat for 15 minutes. Cook until beef mixture reaches at least 160°F.
  3. Put ground beef mixture in a colander set over a bowl. Drain fat into separate container, later discard in the trash. Rinse ground beef with warm water, and return to skillet.
  4. Add ketchup, mustard, and sugar. Heat 5–10 minutes on low heat.
  5. Serve mixture on whole wheat buns.

Nutrition information per serving:
300 calories, 11g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 0.5g trans fat, 60mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 29g total carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 11g sugar, 23g protein

This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website. For more information, recipes, and videos, visit spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

Bowl of soup with fruit and milk

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups | Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup dried black beans, rinsed
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound chicken breast, thawed
  • Optional: baked tortilla chips, chili flakes, chopped cilantro, jalapenos, lime, sliced avocado, salsa, light sour cream, shredded cheese

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook for 4 to 6 hours on high or for 8 to 10 hours on low.
  2. Remove chicken right before serving. Shred. Stir chicken back into soup.
  3. Serve with choice of optional ingredients.

Nutrition information per serving:
210 calories, 3g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 35mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 28g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 4g sugar, 19g protein. This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website. For more information, recipes, and videos, visit Spend Smart. Eat Smart., spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu.

Scrambled Egg Skillet

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups | Serves: 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oil (canola, olive, vegetable)
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow or red potato, diced
  • 3/4 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional: chopped avocado, chopped herbs, hot sauce, ketchup, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add potatoes to skillet. Sauté for12 minutes, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add peppers and onions. Sauté 4 to 5 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low. Pour eggs over vegetables. Stir in salt and pepper.
  5. Gently stir the eggs into the vegetables. Cook and stir until eggs are set and no liquid remains in the pan.
  6. Top with optional ingredients.

Nutrition information per serving:
200 calories, 1.0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 39g total carbohydrate, 8g fiber, 9g sugar, 12g protein.

This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website. For more information, recipes, and videos, visit spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu

Slow Cooker Black-eyed Pea Soup

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups | Serves: 5

Woman peeling a carrot

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound dried black-eyed peas
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 carrots, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning (basil, dried oregano, rosemary, or sage)

Directions:

  1. Rinse and sort dry black-eyed peas to remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker and mix.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Nutrition information per serving:
200 calories, 1.0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 39g total carbohydrate, 8g fiber, 9g sugar, 12g protein.

This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website. For more information, recipes, and videos, visit spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu

Fiesta Skillet Dinner

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups | Serves: 5

Fiesta Skillet Dinner, carrots, celery, banana pudding on a plate

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) Mexican style tomatoes
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup frozen (or canned) corn
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 cup prepared instant brown rice (1/2 cup uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Mix the tomatoes, black beans, corn, chili powder, and chicken in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until heated through.
  2. Add the cooked rice and stir thoroughly. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Serve hot.

Nutrition information per serving:
360 calories, 4.5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 55mg cholesterol, 790mg sodium, 50g total carbohydrate, 10g fiber, 6g sugar, 31g protein. This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website. For more information, recipes, and videos, visit Spend Smart. Eat Smart., spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu.

White Bean Dip

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons | Serves: 8

Bowl of crackers with white bean dip and vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) white beans (drained and rinsed) (cannellini, great northern, or navy)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons oil (canola or olive)
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried herb (basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Serve right away or refrigerate in a covered container for up to 4 days.

Tips:

  • Serve with cut up vegetables or crackers. Use as a spread for a wrap or sandwich.

Nutrition information per serving:
90 calories, 3.5g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 11g total carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 0g sugar, 4g protein.

This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website.
For more information, recipes, and videos, visit spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu

Roasted Vegetables and Kielbasa

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups | Serves: 4

Plate with roasted vegetables and kielbasa, fruit, roll, drink

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups chopped vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions, peppers, potatoes, zucchini)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (canola, olive, vegetable)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 turkey kielbasa (13 ounces)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together chopped vegetables, oil, ground black pepper.
  3. Cut kielbasa into round pieces 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Stir kielbasa into vegetables.
  5. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread vegetables & kielbasa evenly over baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir.
  7. Bake for up to 25 minutes more, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes, until vegetables are soft. Cooking time depends on size of vegetable pieces.

Nutrition information per serving:
250 calories, 12g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 710mg sodium, 22g carbohydrates, 4g dietary fiber, 15g protein. This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website. For more information, recipes, and videos, visit Spend Smart. Eat Smart., spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu.

Pork Loin Roast and Vegetables

Serving Size: 3 oz. meat and 1 cup of vegetables | Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups onion, cut in wedges
  • 2 cups potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups baby carrots or 3/4 pound regular carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 pound pork loin
  • For Rub: 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Mix vegetables with 1 tablespoon oil, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
  3. Lay vegetables around edge of 9”x13”pan. Put in oven.
  4. Using a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, garlic powder, ground black pepper, and salt in the bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the mixture over the loin. Press gently so it sticks to the roast. Wash your hands.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add the loin. Brown the sides of meat. Cook about 2–3 minutes per side.
  7. Transfer the pork to the center of the pan with vegetables. Bake for about 40 minutes. Check the temperature after 30 minutes in the oven.
  8. Remove from oven when meat thermometer reads 145ºF. Let set for 5minutes. Slice and serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 240 calories, 8g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 55mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 19g total carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 7g sugar, 22g protein.

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