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    April 2010

    Colorful Pasta Salad

     

    • 3 c whole wheat spiral macaroni, cooked
    • 1 c tomatoes, chopped
    • 1/2 c red onion, chopped
    • 1 cucumber, chopped or 1 green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 c cooked beans - if using canned beans, drain and rinse well. (1 c chopped ham or chicken can be substituted for the beans)
    • 1/4 c reduced fat Italian dressing
    • 1/2 t Italian herbs dry seasoning

     

    Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Keep refrigerated until served (up to 24 hours).

    6– 1/2 c servings

     

     

    Fresh Strawberries and “Cream”

     

    • 6 c fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
    • 3 c vanilla low-fat yogurt
    • 1/4 c chocolate syrup (optional)

     

    Combine strawberries and yogurt in a bowl. Chill at least 30 minutes. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, if desired.

    6– 1/2 c servings

     

     

    Cucumbers are usually available in Texas April – Dec.

    Tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, strawberries and dried beans are

    WIC Approved foods.