Recipe: Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice

No Sugar Added Recipe

It Takes Only A Few Minutes To Put This Recipe Together – 3 Minute Saute and 5 Minute Cook Time

Cooking Tools: Large Skillet
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 3 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Sauté garlic, onion, green bell pepper until golden (about 3 minutes).
  • Stir in beans, broth, vinegar and seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon over cooked rice and serve.

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Recipe: 2 Cheese Pizza with Red Peppers

No Added Sugar Recipe

INGREDIENTS

COOKING TOOLS: Dough Board, Rolling Pin, Cookie Sheet

  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pizza crust or ready-made crust
  • vegetable cooking spray
  • small jar tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 small minced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 4 ounces shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into strips

INSTRUCTIONS

COOKING UTENSILS: Dough Board, Rolling Pin, Cookie Sheet

  • Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  • Spread whole wheat flour over dough board.
  • Roll out dough with rolling pin to desired crust thickness.
  • Coat cookie sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Transfer pizza crust to cookie sheet. Brush olive oil over crust.
  • Coat crust with tomato sauce.
  • Mix low-fat ricotta cheese with dried basil, onion, garlic, and salt.
  • Spread mixture over crust.
  • Sprinkle crust with part-skim mozzarella cheese.
  • Top cheese with mushrooms and red pepper.
  • Bake at 425 °F for 13–15 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is golden brown.
  • Serves 8

Recipe: Raw Carrot Ginger Salad with Asian Dressing

20 Minute Raw Carrot Salad

Quick Healthy Recipe: 10 Ingredients – No Cooking

SALAD INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups shredded carrots (about 4 medium carrots)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green or red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup unsalted cashews or sunflower seeds

ASIAN SALAD DRESSING INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup orange juice (juice from 1/2 orange)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
INSTRUCTIONS
  • In a mixing bowl, combine carrots, peppers, raisins and sunflower seeds. Set aside.
  • In a jar with a lid, combine orange juice, vegetable oil, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, ground ginger, garlic powder and honey. Cover and shake well to blend.
  • Add the Asian Salad Dressing to the carrot mixture. Toss the salad to blend.
  • Serve

No-Added Sugar Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Wholesome Oatmeal Cookes Are Baked At 375 For 15 Minutes

Cooking Tools: Mixing Bowl
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Options: Use dry cranberries, blueberries or chopped dates instead of raisins.
INSTRUCTIONS
  • In a mixing bowl mash bananas until smooth.
  • Add oats, cinnamon, vanilla and raisins. Mix well.
  • Drop spoonfuls of dough onto lightly oiled baking sheet.
  • Flatten dough with the back of a spoon or spatula.
  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
  • Recipe yields 12 – 14 cookies.

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Whole Wheat Gingerbread Muffins Recipe

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Muffins

Wholesome Gingerbread Muffins Are Baked At 375 For 20 to 25 Minutes

Cooking Tools: 2 Mixing Bowls – 12 Muffin Papers- 12 Piece Muffin Tin
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 cup preferred oil
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons honey or equivalent sweetener
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
INSTRUCTIONS
  • In a mixing bowl combine oil, molasses, sweetener, and egg.
  • Stir mixture until consistency is creamy. Set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Add the moist mixture to dry ingredients.
  • Stir mixture until well blended, slowly adding the hot water and stirring until smooth.
  • Place muffin papers into muffin tin.
  • Pour batter into muffin papers until 2/3 full, leaving room at the top for dough rising.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

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