Enjoy some delicious recipes!

Program #854

Rhonda Matthews

Kale Sauté

2 T olive oil
4 cups finely chopped kale
Salt to taste
Add oil to hot pan. Add well washed, shredded kale to hot pan. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
Sauté kale 1-2 minutes over medium-hight heat until slightly wilted.
Cover and allow to cook another 4-5 minutes until kale is tender.
Sprinkle lightly with vinegar or lemon juice before serving, if desired.

Mainstay Meatloaf
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (or substitute crushed saltines or dry oatmeal)
1/2 cup small onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork (or substitute pork breakfast sausage)
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix ingredients together until well combined.

Add meat mixture to loaf pan or form into loaf shape and place on rimmed baking sheet.
Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes to 1 hour
Combine 1/2 cup ketchup plus 2 T brown sugar. Brush onto top of meatloaf during last 20 minutes of cook time.
Remove from oven and let rest 10-15 minutes for easier slicing.

Winter Squash Puree

1 cup carrots, peeled and chopped
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1 acorn squash (or butternut squash), peeled and chopped
4 T butter
Salt to taste
Cover carrots, apple and squash cubes with water.
Simmer until fork tender.
Drain vegetables. Add cooked vegetables plus butter to food processor and blend until smooth.
Serve hot. Tastes great plain or sprinkled with toasted walnuts.

Like soup? Add milk or half & half while processing until soup consistency is reached.
Creamy delicious and loaded with nutrition.

No Bake Protein Bites

Everyone's favorite!
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
2 Tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
Mix together in food processor and grind into fine crumbs. Set aside to use as coating on finished product.

1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup dried fruit (your choice of variety)
1/2 cup nut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons coconut
2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds

Mix ingredients in food processor or stand mixer until well combined.
Roll mixture into 1" balls.
Roll balls in oat/almond crumbs until completely coated.
Store layered between parchment paper in an airtight container.

Source: Yummyhealthyeasy.com

Rhonda Matthews
Clemson University Cooperative Extension


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