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Papaya Pecan Salad with Chicken

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
Papaya is mildly sweet and makes an excellent addition to savory chicken dishes like this one. Plus, this filling entrée salad is also full of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamin C, making it a delicious way to reap the rewards of tropical produce. Makes 4 servings. 8 cups torn romaine lettuce leaves 2 medium, ripe…
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Sweet and Salty Crunchy Mix

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
This fun mix of fruits, whole grains, and nuts will satisfy midday hunger and help keep you healthy. Measure out portions ahead of time to make sure you won’t overindulge on this delicious treat. Makes 15 (½-cup) servings Ingredients: Canola oil spray 2 cups cereal, preferably whole grain, e.g. old fashion rolled oats, oat squares,…
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No Chop Chili

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
As we get ready to say goodbye to cooler temperatures, here’s one last cold-weather dish. Just like it sounds, this recipe has no ingredients to chop; perfect for a weekday dinner. Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 pound 92% lean ground beef or 96% lean ground round 1 (15.25- ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained 1 (15.5-…
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Guacamole Eggs

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
Need to use up some of those hard-boiled eggs? The fresh, bright taste of guacamole is a perfect fit with the egg-white halves. In the version below, the guacamole is flavored with a healthy dose of lime juice and topped off with a sprinkling of sliced scallions. This is a healthier alternative to the mayonnaise…
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Butternut Squash Soup

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
With more than 10,000 mcg of beta-carotene and two thirds of a day’s worth of vitamin C, this soup is certain to get you glowing. Many supermarkets carry the butternut squash already peeled and cubed for added convenience. Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 large leeks, trimmed, green and white parts chopped ⅛…
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Brussels Sprouts with Pecans

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
A cabbage-like vegetable with a sweet, buttery flavor. Slicing the sprouts cuts down on the cooking time and cooks more evenly. Serves: 8 (2/3 cup each) Ingredients: 2 teaspoons butter or margarine (trans fat-free) 1 cup chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 8 cups halved and thinly sliced Brussels sprouts (about 1 ½ pounds)…
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BEEFY HOPPIN’ JOHN

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
Rice and beans are staples in so many cultures. Here’s a variation on a classic from America’s South. It’s a one skillet meal that’s easy to make. Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: ½ pound 92% lean ground beef ½ small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup chopped celery 1 (14-ounce) cans low-salt broth ¼…
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Pumpkin Bundt Cake

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
Serves: 12 Ingredients: Canola oil cooking spray ¼ tsp. salt 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1 large egg 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 large egg white 1 ½ tsp. baking powder ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed ½ tsp. baking soda 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 2 tsp. ground cinnamon ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream ½…
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Herbed Salmon Burgers

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
Canned salmon is almost always wild salmon. When salmon is processed for canning, its bones become softened and edible, and a source of dietary calcium. Here salmon is blended with oats (to bind the ingredients and add soluble fiber) and grated fresh apple (for moistness, soluble fiber, and a pleasing contrast to the rich salmon)…
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Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
Just five ingredients, a little chopping, and one baking dish make this simple dish with complex flavors. It’s a great “go with” for pork loin, turkey, ham, or roasted chicken. Serves: 6 (1 cup each) Ingredients: 4 medium peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 2–inch pieces (about 2 ¼ pounds) 2 medium Oso Sweet or other…
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Red Cabbage, Cranberry, and Apple Slaw

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
This slaw marinates in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, allowing the vinaigrette to permeate the cabbage and plump the cranberries. Stir in the apples just before serving in order to keep them bright. Makes: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup) Ingredients: 5 cups thinly sliced red cabbage (about 1 ½ pounds) ½ cup…
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Tuscan Chickpea Soup

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
It’s soup time. Whether or not you like chickpeas, you’ll enjoy this soup. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups finely chopped onion 8 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups water 1 tsp. minced fresh or ¼ tsp. dried rosemary ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 3 (15 ½ -ounce) cans chickpeas…
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Zippy Beet Salad

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
Servings: 5 Ingredients: • 1 pound fresh beets, peeled* • ¾ cup orange juice • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger • ⅛ teaspoon salt • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon • Generous dash of black pepper • Generous dash of ground cloves • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar • 1 medium sweet Vidalia onion, thinly sliced Preparation: Slice…
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Quinoa Summer Salad

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
Quinoa Summer Salad is a delicious combination of the grain quinoa, combined with fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs. Serve as a hearty and healthy side dish with a barbequed meal or as a main dish tossed with tofu, beef, chicken, or fish. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice…
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Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs

  • Midlothian
These tender chicken kebabs can be tucked into a pita, served on a salad, or served as is. Here they are prepared in an oven, but they can be grilled as well. Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 cup Greek yogurt ¼ cup chopped fresh mint 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, minced 2 Tbsp.…
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