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Recipe of the Month - May 2013


Summer is all about get-togethers and haning out with friends and family! Here are some fun, easy and healthful recipes to have at your gatherings!

 

Spicy Maple-Cashew Popcorn

 

From Ann Taylor Pittman, CookingLight

 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

 

Serving Size: 1 Cup (makes 6 servings)


Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Heat canola oil in a medium heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. While saucepan heats, line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper; set prepared pan aside. Add popcorn to oil in saucepan; cover and cook 2 minutes or until kernels begin to pop, shaking pan frequently. Continue cooking 2 minutes, shaking pan constantly. When popping slows down, remove pan from heat. Let stand 1 minute or until all popping stops. Stir in cashews. (Could also use packets of popcorn prepared in the microwave; poor into mixing bowl and then add cashews)

 

2. Combine sugar and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constatnly. Remove from heat; cool 1 minute.

 

3. Pour hot syrup mixture over popcorn mixture; toss well to coat. Immediately spread popcorn mixture out onto prepared jelly-roll pan. Cool 3 minutes.

 

Nutrition Info (per serving): Calories 188 - Protein 1.7 g - Carbohydrate 30.5 g - Fiber 1.4 g

 

Available at: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/quick-easy-appetizer-recipes-00400000060862/page13.html

 


Spinach-Parmesan Dip

 

From Lorrie Hulston Corvin, CookingLight

 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

 

Serving Size: 1/4 cup (makes 8 servings)


Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Add salt and spinach; saute 3 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Place spinach mixture in a colander, pressing until mixture is barely moist.

 

2. Place spinach mixture, basil, cream cheese, and pepper in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon spinach mixture into a medium bowl. Add yogurt and Parmesan; stir to combine. Chill.

 

Nutrition Info (per serving): Calories 63 - Fat 4.2 g - Protein 4.1 g - Carbohydrate 3 g

 

Available at: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/quick-easy-appetizer-recipes-00400000060862/

 

Fresh Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

 

From Rachel Cannon Humiston, The Avid Appetite

 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

 

Serving Size: 1/4 cup (makes 8 servings)


Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

 

2. Gently mix together diced fruit with chopped basil in mixing bowl. Squeeze the lemon and lime juice over fruit mixture and mix again. Set aside.

 

3. Cut pita bread into triangles. Lay on a wire rack over a baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

 

 

Available at: http://www.theavidappetite.com/home/2011/6/2/fresh-fruit-salsa-cinnamon-sugar-pita-chips.html

 

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