Mixed Fruit Parfait


  • 1 cup fresh, frozen, or dried fruit of choice (cherries, apples, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, pears, pineapple, etc.)
  • 2 cups low-fat yogurt, vanilla, plain, or your favorite flavor
  • 1/2 cup granola or crushed cereal (optional)


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds. 
  2. If fruit is frozen, allow it to thaw. Cut large pieces of fruit into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Layer a small amount of yogurt and fruit in three glasses.
  4. Repeat layers until glass is full.
  5. Top with granola or crushed cereal (optional).
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Makes 3 servings

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa


  • 7-8 tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Lemon or lime juice to taste


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Remove tomatillos from husks and rinse under running water until no longer sticky.
  4. Place tomatillos on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, then let cool.
  5. While the tomatillos are cooling, cut and de-seed the jalapeño.
  6. Add all ingredients to a blender and purée until chunky or dice all ingredients into tiny pieces and combine in a bowl.
  7. Chill for 1 hour to let flavors blend.

Makes 1 cup

Recipe adapted from Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Chicken Salad


  • 2 5-ounce cans of chicken
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 1 Tablespoon dill pickle relish or chopped dill pickle (optional)


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Combine all ingredients except chicken and mix until well blended.
  3. Drain chicken and flake apart with a fork. 
  4. Add chicken to other ingredients and mix well. 
  5. Serve on whole-grain bread, tortilla, lettuce leaf, or in a tomato. 

Makes 6 servings

Tomato Basil Bruschetta


  • 8 tomatoes (ripe, Roma plum, chopped) 
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced) 
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)  
  • 6 basil leaves (fresh) 
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil  
  • Salt (optional, to taste) 
  • Pepper (optional, to taste) 
  • 1 loaf French bread (Italian or, cut into 1/2 inch diagonal slices) 


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  3. Combine tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil and olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional). Set aside.
  4. Arrange bread on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake about 5 – 7 minutes until it begins to brown slightly.
  5. Remove bread from oven and transfer to a serving platter.
  6. Serve the tomato mixture in a bowl with a serving spoon and let everyone help themselves. Or place some on each slice of bread before serving. If adding the tomato mixture yourself, add it at the last minute or the bread may become soggy. 

Makes 12 servings

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