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Confetti Orzo Salad

Doesn’t the word “confetti” give you a happy kind of parade feeling? Us too. Orzo is a small rice-shaped pasta that’s fun to eat. Get whole-wheat orzo if you can find it, since it’s more flavorful and healthy. HANDS-ON TIME:

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Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad

Makes: 6 servings Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients Dressing • 1 clove garlic, minced • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup buttermilk • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 tablespoon dried • 1 tablespoon

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Whole-wheat Blueberry Pancakes

Makes: 6 servings Ingredients 1 1/3 cup white whole-wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/3 cup skim or 1% milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup fresh or frozen

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Soft Tacos with Southwestern Vegetables

Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium red onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 cup diced yellow summer squash 1 cup diced green zucchini 3 large garlic cloves, minced 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 jalapeno

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Green Eggs (No Ham) Sandwich

Ingredients: 2  large eggs 1⁄2 teaspoon olive or canola oil 2 whole-wheat English muffins, cut in half. Toast them if you like crusty bread 4  flat-leaf spinach leaves, washed then dried with a clean dish towel or paper towel Directions

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts, rinsed and trimmed 1 tablespoon canola oil ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper Directions: You can substitute one 16-ounce package of frozen Brussels sprouts for the fresh Brussels sprouts. Thaw these by placing the

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Every Shade of Green Salad

Ingredients: head romaine lettuce, washed and torn 1 bunchflat leaf spinach, washed and torn (or 1 5-ounce bag of fresh baby lettuce) small cucumber, scrubbed and diced* 1⁄2 cupgreen beans 1⁄4 cupdiced celery 1⁄2  avocado, diced (if you like) 16

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Roast Chicken with Oranges

Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs trimmed of excess fat 1 red onion, peeled and sliced 2 small oranges: peeled, seeded, and separated into their natural sections 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper 1 lemon: peeled, seeded, and cut into quarters Directions:

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Peanut Butter and Pear Sandwich

Ingredients: 1⁄2 ripe pear, peeled 2 tablespoons peanut butter 2 slices whole-wheat or multigrain bread Directions: Use a knife to spread most of the peanut butter on one slice of bread and a little bit on the other slice. Arrange

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Cozy Red Lentil Mash

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups minced sweet onion 2 cups uncooked red lentils 5 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 2 to 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Black pepper, to taste Cayenne (if desired)   Directions: Place a large, wide

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