Recipes

Eating well in New Hampshire is easy with these nutrious and delicious Granite State recipes. In this blog we share the recipes we use in our Nutrition Connections classes all over the state. 

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All purpose seasoning blend spread out with message that says cooking with spices.
This seasoning blend is a no salt solution to add flavor to a variety of foods. This recipe is quick and easy to put together and stores well for all your seasoning needs.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. dried onion or onion powder
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. black pepper

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Red picture of a hand sprayer and a CODVID-19
Consejos e Información de cómo proteger a tu familia del CODVID-19 or Corona virus.

Si no pudo encontrar Gel antibacterial en el super o la farmacia, toque AQUI para ver el video de una receta casera que solo necesita 2...

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Bowl of rice pilaf made with brown rice.
Rice Pilaf - March 27, 2020
Rice pilaf is a great way to liven up rice when you want a little extra flavor. This healthy recipe can be put together in a pinch and costs less than boxed rice pilaf. This recipe can also be cooked in a slow cooker.

Serves: 8

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 cup brown rice
1...
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Pasta with fresh zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, onions, carrots, basil and rosemary.
Quick Pasta - March 26, 2020
This recipe comes together quickly for a weeknight meal. I like how it uses up leftover vegetables so they are not wasted.

Serves: 4

Serving size: 1 3/4 cups

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

Pasta - 3 cups cooked

Use any shape pasta you...
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Bowl of chili with dollop of greek yogurt and shredded cheese on top, with saltine crackers on the side.
Easy Chili - March 25, 2020
This chili recipe is a quick and easy meal that can be ready in minutes. The carrots add a sweet flavor and hearty texture that even kids will love. Add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, top with cheese and dip tortilla chips for a fun, festive way to eat chili.

Serves: 6

Serving size: 1 1/4 cups

Prep and cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup onion, chopped, about 1 large onion
1 large bell pepper,...
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Rice bowl with meat and vegetables.
Rice Bowls - March 24, 2020
Turn ordinary rice into something delicious; try making one of our rice bowl recipes.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 2 1/4 cups

Ingredients:

1/2 cup white or brown rice
1 cup vegetable(s) of your choice broccoli, green and red peppers, carrots,...
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Spoonful of creamy peanut butter.
Peanut Butter Wrap - March 23, 2020
Kids can make this filling recipe themselves. Use a spoon to slice the banana and spread the peanut butter.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1 wrap

Ingredients:

1 6-inch flour or whole wheat wrap
1 Tbsp. peanut butter

Optional fillings:

1/2 small banana...
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Several bunches of green plantains.
Fried Plantains - March 23, 2020
Plantains may look a lot like bananas, but they are not! Plantains are delicious fried or baked and served as a fun side dish instead of french fries. This recipe is kid friendly and perfect for your next family dinner.

Serves: 4

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 ripe but firm plantains
2 Tbsp. canola oil...
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Pasta noodles and bean chili mixture.
Chili Mac - March 23, 2020
Chili mac is a favorite comfort food for my family, I eat the leftovers for lunch the next day or I freeze them for a quick meal another night.

Serves: 10

Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

Prep and cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1...
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Chopped, diced and shredded fresh vegetables.
Bean and Pasta Salad - March 23, 2020
Bring this refreshing and filling salad recipe to your next picnic or potluck.

Serves: 12

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups

Prep time and cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Salad

1 pound pasta
2 cups assorted raw vegetables...
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French fries on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper on oven rack.
Oven Fries - March 11, 2020
These healthy fries are a delicious way to enjoy french fries without all the fat. This recipe is so easy you just cut the potatoes, season them and put them in the oven while you prepare the rest of your meal. Before you know it you will have delicious fries your family will love.

Serves: 4

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25-30 minutes

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Stack of two different types of popsicles (juice pops).
Juice Pops - March 10, 2020
A refreshing treat for hot summer days that the whole family will enjoy. A simple recipe for fun.

Serves: 12

Serving size: 2 juice pops

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups 100%...

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Plate with french toast and fresh blueberries.
French Toast - March 10, 2020
French toast tastes even better with old bread that is getting stale since it absorbs the egg mixture without getting too soggy. If you don't know what to do with dried egg mix from WIC, Commodity foods, or the food pantry, this recipe has the directions below.

Serves: 4

Serving size: 2 slices

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

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Cereal, pretzels, and nuts mixed together.
Cereal Snack Mix - March 9, 2020
Grab a glass of low-fat milk and a bowl of this mix for a quick snack.

Serves: 9

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

3 cups cereal, any...
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Bowl of black beans and rice.
Fruit juice brings sweetness and flavor to this easy beans and rice dish. This recipe is perfect for burritos or as a side dish for any meal.

Serves: 4

Serving size: 1 cup

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

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Stack of whole wheat pancakes with a whole unpeeled banana.
Breakfast Pancakes - March 9, 2020
Pancakes are a Saturday morning tradition in my home. My kids have been helping make them since they were old enough to hold a measuring cup. This easy and delicious recipe will help you begin your weekend family traditions too.

Serves: 4

Serving size: 4 pancakes

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

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Breakfast burrito with eggs, ham, and green onions.
Breakfast Burritos - March 9, 2020
Breakfast burritos are an easy on-the-go recipe. You can prepare the ingredients once and mix and match to your liking throughout the week. Wrap this hot breakfast recipe in foil to take with you when you're in a hurry.

Seves: 2

Serving size: 1 burrito

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. oil, divided
1 cup chopped vegetables of your...
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Breakfast banana parfait with spoon.
Breakfast Banana Parfait - March 9, 2020
Make these quick, fun parfaits for breakfast or tasty dessert. Kids can help make this recipe by crushing the cereal, spooning the ingredients into the glass, and even cutting the bananas with a fork.

Serves: 2

Serving size: 1 1/4 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2 medium bananas...
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Build Your Own Burrito - March 6, 2020
This recipe is a great way to use up leftovers and is a quick and easy lunch or dinner on a busy day. Each burrito can be made how you like it with delicious toppings for kids and adults.

Serves: 1

Serving Size: 1 burrito

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 minute

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Alaskan salmon burger recipe prepared on a bun with lettuce and tomato.
Alaskan Salmon Burgers - January 2, 2020
Not sure how to use canned salmon? Try this easy recipe for salmon burgers. Serve on a bun with a side of crunchy veggie sticks.

Serves: 6

Serving Size: 1 patty

Prep and cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 12-oz. can...
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recipe, baked fish
Baked Fish - December 13, 2019
This easy recipe has a lot of flavor and goes well with a simple steamed vegetable.

Serves:

Serving Size: 4 ounces

Prep time: 5 minutes (after fish has thawed)

Cook time: 25 minutes...

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Fresh ear of corn with husk peeled back to reveal the kernels.
Small kernels pack a sweet, delicious flavor

When you go to the farmers market in the summer, you will probably find ears of corn on the cob. Corn is a versatile vegetable and can be used in many recipes.

Corn makes a great side dish...

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Fresh kohlrabi
Kohlrabi looks a little strange, but it's versatile and delicious

When you go to the farmers market in the fall, you will probably find these green, white or purple kohlrabies. Kohlrabi is very versatile and can be used in many recipes or just washed, peeled and...

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Holding a kale chip with seasonings and Parmesan cheese.
Learn how to select and prepare this crunchy green fall treat

When you go to a farmers market in the fall, you will likely find kale for sale. There are three types of kale that are found at the farmers market: red kale, curly kale and dragon kale. The red...

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Three whole golden delicious apples.
Try different varieties of apples and enjoy the crisp taste of fall

When you go to the farmers market in the fall, you will probably find these crispy ripe delicious apples. Apples are very versatile and can be used in many recipes or just washed and eaten.

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Bowl for fresh eggplant being sold at farmers' market.
UNH Nutrition Connections Intern Caitlin Porter show how to select and prepare this summer treat.

When you go to a farmers market in late summer, you will likely find eggplants in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors for sale. They can be deep purple to lighter almost lavender and even white...

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Containers of fresh blueberries.
Enjoying the delicious blue gems of summer

When you go to the farmers market this season, you'll find the bright blue gems of summer known as blueberries. These small berries are very versatile and can be used in many recipes, or just...

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Top view of a bowl of minestrone soup
A hearty, healthy soup that's great any time

Minestrone soup is a nice hearty lunch, great to serve anytime. Minestrone is a thick soup made with vegetables, often with the addition of rice or pasta, or sometimes both. Common ingredients...

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Chicken and Couscous

Couscous is great to use in dishes and meals where you might typically use rice or pasta.  Traditionally couscous is cooked using a steamer. The basket is placed on top of the main dish and it is...

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