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Summer Squash and Basil Pasta

Pasta recipes are always a favorite – especially the ones with added veggies! This delicious summer recipe combines your favorite kind of pasta with zucchini or squash (or both!) with basil and fresh parmesan. This is an excellent idea for … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers are a great go-to meal for something comforting and healthy. Ground turkey is a great alternative to ground beef as it is lower in fat and cholesterol, making it a heart healthy option. Ground turkey also has micronutrients … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

These bars make great use of late summer produce. They come together quickly using a base and crumb featuring rolled oats, which are a great source of dietary fiber and minerals such as magnesium, manganese, and iron. Oats are also … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Weekly Recipe: Whole Wheat Banana Bread By: Scott Hoang, 2019 Diet Tech Intern – Normandale Community College This whole wheat banana bread is a sweet treat turned into a heart healthy snack with less than 5 grams of total fat … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Rhubarb Corn Muffins

  Weekly Recipe: Rhubarb Corn Muffins By: Lydia-Ann Ford, 2019 Diet Tech Intern – Normandale Community College These cornbread muffins are a great way to use up an abundance of summer fruits. This recipe features rhubarb, but berries, cherries, or … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Farmer’s Market Quinoa Salad

Weekly Recipe: Farmer’s Market Quinoa Salad By: Ellie Schmidt, 2019 Dietetic Intern – Iowa State University Refreshing and healthy summer salads are an excellent way to celebrate warm weather! This quinoa salad combines whole grains, healthy fats, and vegetables to … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

Weekly Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie By Alexis Weisser, 2019 University of Minnesota Dietetic Intern Photo by: Marco Verch If you’re craving the taste of summer, this smoothie is the answer! With berries, a banana and the addition of protein powder, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake

This week we break from our regular dietitian-provided recipes to deliver a super fun red, white and blue birthday cake recipe from Minnesota’s own Betty Crocker! Photo credit to Andreas Ivarsson on Flickr.    Red Cake Layers 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Easy Greek Chickpea Salad

By: Kimi Nakagawa, 2018 University of Minnesota- Dietetic Internship- Intern Cool down this week with a delicious Greek chickpea salad. This dish is simple to make with little kitchen skill and no need to turn on the oven. It’s the perfect lunch or dinner to throw … Continue reading

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