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Eat Smart

The Recipe Box

Enjoy food from your own kitchen — it's quick, economical, easy, and delicious. Recipes in The Recipe Box include tips on preparation, ideas about how to get kids involved, and options for changing the flavor or nutritional profile.

Shopping at a farmers market this summer? Browse our Farmers Markets Recipes for ways to use seasonal produce.

Need help planning your meals? Download one of our menu planning guides: Menu Planning.


Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Packets
Autumn Oatmeal (305 K PDF)
Banana Pancakes
Banana Oatmeal (312 K DPF)
Blueberry Breakfast Parfait (302 K PDF)
Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast Egg Burrito
Buckwheat Crepes (308 K PDF)
Cheesy Egg Bake
Fruit Oatmeal Bars (244 K PDF)
Pancake Mix (311 K PDF)
Pumpkin Oatmeal (286 K PDF)
Pumpkin Pancakes (310 K PDF)
Rabbit Pancakes (315 K PDF)
Whole Grain Pancake Mix (277 K PDF)


Bean and Garlic Dip (Hummus)
Black Bean and Corn Salsa (243 K PDF)
Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip (300 K PDF)
Cowboy Caviar
Cucumber Yogurt Dip (286 K PDF)
Farmers Market Salsa
Fresh Peach Salsa (553 K PDF)
Jicama Black Bean Dip (300 K PDF)
Pico de Gallo
Pumpkin Dip (304 K PDF)
Rhubarb Onion Chutney (311 K PDF)


Cheese Soup (307 K PDF)
Cream Soup Mix
Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup
(229 K PDF)
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (236 K PDF
Homemade Chicken Stock (243 K PDF
Lentil Vegetable Soup (306 K PDF)
Macaroni and Chickpea Soup (310 K PDF)
Mexican Chicken Soup
Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup (236 K PDF)
Pumpkin Potato Soup (321 K PDF)
Taco Soup (270 K PDF)
Tuscan White Bean, Sausage, and Kale Soup (236 K PDF)
Vegetable Chili (316 K PDF)
Vegetable Soup with Chicken

Main Dishes

Avocado White Bean Wrap (310 K PDF)
Baked Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
Barbeque Pork Sandwich (303 K PDF)
Basic Stir Fry (287 K PDF)
Beef Tacos (304 K PDF)
Broccoli Red Pepper Stir Fry (296 K PDF)
Brown Rice with Sizzling Chicken and Vegetables
Cheesy Pasta with Summer Veggies (293 K PDF)
Chicken and Fruit Wraps (326 K PDF)
Chicken Curry Brown Rice Casserole (235 K PDF)
Chicken Wild Rice Hotdish
Crispy Salmon Patties
Easy Cabbage and Egg Stir Fry (257 K PDF)
Easy Macaroni Goulash
English Muffin Veggie Pizza (en español)
Inside-Out Spinach Lasagna (304 K PDF)
Low Fat Fettuccini Alfredo (302 K PDF)
Make Your Own Casserole
Make Your Own Pasta Salad (300 K PDF)
Micki's Meatballs (342 K PDF)
Oven Baked Fish (305 K PDF)
Pasta Provencal (392 K PDF)
Perfect Turkey (287 K PDF)
Pinto Beans Beef Tacos
Roast Chicken (227 K PDF)
Roasted Squash and Eggplant Chicken Casserole (293 K PDF)
Roly Poly Roll-Up
Shepherd's Pie (293 K PDF)
Simple Southwestern Tuna (328 K PDF)
Skillet Lasagna (307 K PDF)
Sloppy Joes (318 K PDF)
Sweet and Sour Chicken (237 K PDF)
Tuna Bean Supreme (444 K PDF)
Turkey Quesadilla (230 K PDF)
Vegetable Chicken Rollups (343 K PDF)
Whole Wheat Pasta with Marinara Sauce


Blueberry Smoothies (300 K PDF)
Fruit Smoothie (317 K PDF)
Grapefruit Fruit Smoothie (305 K PDF)
Hot Cocoa Mix (302 K PDF)
Orange Julius (263 K PDF)


Baked Stuffed Squash (310 K PDF)
Baked Tomato Slices (212 K PDF)
Baked Winter Squash (en español)
Broccoli (309 K PDF)
Buttercup Apple Casserole (386 K PDF)
Daikon Radish Roast (301 K PDF)
Easy Kale Bacon (320 K PDF)
Extreme Zucchini (en español)
Kohlrabi Saute (368 K PDF)
Lemon Carrots (298 K PDF)
Mashed Potatoes with Butternut Squash (226 K PDF)
Refried Beans
Roasted Root Vegetables (en español)
Scallion Sweet Potatoes (347 K PDF)
Skinny French Fries (en español)
Vegetable Blast (250 K PDF)
Zucchini Southwest Skillet (292 K PDF)


Apple Cabbage Salad (312 K PDF)
Apple Spinach Salad (313 K PDF)
Apple Waldorf Salad
Black-Eyed Peas Salad
Broccoli Grape Salad (392 K PDF)
Broccoli Mandarin Orange Salad (en español)
Chopped Salad (300 K PDF)
Citrus Salad with Lemon Yogurt (235 K PDF)
Colorful Fruit Salad
Crunchy Corn Salad (325 K PDF)
Easy Greek Salad (en español)
Egg Salad (284 K PDF)
Fresh Summer Pasta Salad (317 K PDF)
Fruit Coleslaw (311 K PDF)
Kale Wild Rice Salad (290 K PDF)
Latin-Style Coleslaw (282 K PDF)
Lime Marinated Onion Salad (294 K PDF)
Moroccan Salad (289 K PDF)
Rainbow Veggie Salad (299 K PDF)
Salvadorian Cole Slaw (315 K PDF)
Sunshine Salad (302 K PDF)
Tangy Tuna Salad (315 K PDF)
Tomato Cucumber Salad with Italian Dressing
Tuna Apple Salad (304 K PDF)
Tuna Salad with Dill (302 K PDF)
White Bean Herb Crostini (298 K PDF)
Zucchini Slaw (312 K PDF)


Bagel Faces (234 K PDF)
Barley Almond Casserole (356 K PDF)
Chicken Wild Rice Hotdish
Cooking Brown and Wild Rice (255 K PDF)
Corn Bread (326 K PDF)
Instant Spanish Rice
Lavash (335 K PDF)
Mexi Rice
Pizza Dough (304 K PDF)
Roly Poly Roll Up (425 K PDF)
Savory Bread Pudding (294 K PDF)
Sesame Noodles (302 K PDF)
Trail Mix
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (306 K PDF)
White Bean Crostini (234 K PDF)


Pizza Sauce (221 K PDF)
Spiced Peach Sauce
Whole Wheat Pasta with Marinara Sauce

Desserts and Sweets

Apple Crisp (298 K PDF)
Apple Quesadilla (310 K PDF)
Baked Apples
Banana Bread (318 K DPF)
Berry Bread Pudding (323 K PDF)
Black Bean Brownies
Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce (318 K PDF)
Dessert Fruit Kebabs (231 K PDF)
Fruit Quesadilla (233 K PDF)
Hearty Oatmeal Cookies (247 K PDF)
Hot and Sweet Watermelon (304 K PDF)
No-Crust Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie Pudding
Pumpkin Surprise Cupcakes
Rice Pudding (305 K PDF)

Related Resources

Farmers Market Recipes — Quick, simple recipes using seasonal ingredients that work in even the tightest budget.

Spend Smart, Eat SmartIowa State University Extension Service — How to navigate the three easy steps to healthy meals: plan, shop, and eat. Includes recipes in Spanish.

What's Cooking? USDA Mixing BowlUnited States Department of Agriculture — Search this bilingual database of recipes, create and print your own cookbook, browse recipes by nutrition theme, and more.

Recipe RainbowPittsburgh Food Bank — Find recipes based on the ingredients you have on hand.

Fruits and Veggies More Matters — Information on the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Includes planning and shopping tips, recipes, and more.

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