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3 posts from July 2007


Avocado and Green Onion Party Dip

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Number of Servings: 7

1/2 medium avocado, seeded and peeled
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
3/4 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup non-fat mayonnaise
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup cucumber slices
28 melba toast rounds

Dice avocado into small pieces, toss with lemon juice and set aside. In food processor or blender, blend cottage cheese, yogurt and mayonnaise until smooth. Add cottage cheese mixture to avocado, gently stirring in onions and carrots. Cover and chill. Serve with cut vegetables, crackers and melba toast rounds.

Source: Produce for Better Health


Versatile Green Onion Dip

4 ounces cream cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese

1/4 cup plain yogurt

3/4 cup coarsely chopped green onion

1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice


black pepper

In a food processor, combine cream cheese, yogurt, green onions and parsley. Use care to dry green onions and parsley before adding to the food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth and light green. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Delicious with a variety of crackers or cut vegetables such as green peppers, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, etc.


Mini Octopus Macaroni & Cheese

This recipe from Kraft Foods adds novelty to the dinner options for those with kids. My experience is that even teenagers appreciate the uniqueness of this one. Hey try it out, I am sure you will be makineasy_mac.gifg it again and again.

I have cooked this in a microwave for for 30 seconds and used the the Kraft Easy Mac product to save time and clean-up. 

1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

CUT wieners in half lengthwise with sharp knife, starting each cut about 1 inch from one of the ends of each wiener. Roll each wiener one-quarter turn and cut a second lengthwise slice in wiener, again starting about 1 inch from the uncut end. (This will form 4 "legs" of the "octopus.") Using a small knife or kitchen scissors, cut each leg lengthwise in half, about 1 inch from the uncut end, creating a total of 8 legs in each wiener. Poke 2 holes into the uncut portion of each wiener for the "eyes."
ADD wieners to pot of boiling water and cook as directed on package, watching each wiener turn into an octopus right before your eyes. Meanwhile, prepare Dinner as directed on pkg.
SPOON Dinner evenly into 4 small bowls; top each with an octopus.


Serving Suggestion
Serve this dish with your child's favorite vegetable, such as baby carrots or carrot coinsn

For a special treat, combine these 2 popular foods for kids to create a fun main-dish.

Recipe and photo source: Krafts Foods


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