Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Before you dismiss this recipe because of the ingredients list, try these very healthy pancakes. Most kids like them. You can freeze leftovers for a quick breakfast on another day, or use them in place of bread to make PB & J with a twist.
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain Pancake Mix
- 1 egg (consider using 1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 Tablespoons water
- 1 Tablespoon oil (consider using applesauce instead)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Vegetable cooking spray
Combine pancake mix, egg, oil, applesauce, and cinnamon. Add water to make desired thickness of batter. Mix together. Pour ¼ cup batter for each pancake onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn and cook other side.
Pasta e Fagioli
Tastes like the famous Olive Garden recipe. This soup freezes well so it is a great leftover for those busy days. Makes 8 servings.
- 1 pound ground turkey, chicken, or beef
1 small onion, diced (1 cup)
1 large carrot, julienne sliced (1 cup)
3 stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans (with liquid)
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (12 oz) can low-sodium vegetable juice (such as V-8)
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon each oregano and basil
½ teaspoon each pepper and thyme
½ pound (1/2 package) ditali pasta
Brown meat in a large saucepan over medium heat. Drain fat. Add vegetables and sauté for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except pasta, and simmer for 1 hour. About 50 minutes into simmer time, cook pasta in 1 ½ to 2 quarts boiling water over high heat. Cook for 10 minutes or just until pasta is al dente (firm cooked). Drain. Add pasta to soup. Simmer for 5-10 minutes and serve.
Salmon with Orange Marmalade
Quick and Easy Recipe
- ¼ cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ pound salmon filet
- ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Place salmon on rack of a broiler pan lined with foil; sprinkle fillet evenly with salt, optional. Spread half of marmalade mixture over fillet. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove from oven. Spread remaining marmalade mixture evenly over fish. Makes 8 servings (about 3 ounces each).