New American Plate Challenge

Week 2

Mediterranean Savory Yogurt Bowl

For a backyard bash, either pre-assemble bowls or set up a savoury yogurt “bar” where your guests can add the lentil mix and an array of vegetable toppings. The bowls can also be layered parfait style in tall clear glasses.

Recipe from Lentils.org

Honey Walnut Shrimp Bowl

Create this flavorful bowl recipes for or lunch or dinner.  Sweet and savory join with the right amount of crunch for a satisfying NAP-approved meal.

Recipe from Walnuts.org 

Made-over Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites

This recipe combines fiber-rich whole rolled oats, creamy nut butter and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acid rich flaxseeds.  A delicious hybrid between a cookie and a bar, these bites will satisfy your sweet tooth and your mid-afternoon hunger.

Couscous Salad

Try this lunch entree that is designed to replace your lettuce salad.  It’s the perfect recipe to eat as leftover, pack for lunch in the workplace or take on a picnic.

Curried Mustard Greens

If you like spice and heat, this is a dish for you! Enjoy the natural peppery flavor from these greens in combination with the curry.  Mustard greens are packed full of phytochemicals, folic acid and vitamin K.

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

This recipe boasts meaty eggplant, fresh zucchini and lycopene-rich tomatoes. Whole-wheat noodles pack cancer-fighting fiber and hundreds of natural plant compounds, called phytochemicals, which protect cells from the type of damage that may lead to cancer.

Papaya Salsa with Jicama Chips

With just a little chopping and whisking you can whip up a colorful, fresh and fruity version of ever-popular salsa. Pair with sweet and crunchy jicama for a refreshing appetizer that also packs a cancer protective punch with nutrients like vitamin C, carotenoids and fiber.

Fruity Iced Tea

Looking for a refreshing, spicy summer beverage?  There is a growing body of research linking spices to cancer risk reduction.  Why not enjoy them in a fun beverage!

Tilapia with Tomato Sauce

Take the plunge into seafood with this light recipe for tilapia with tomato salsa. A mild, white fish, tilapia is available year-round and provides lean protein, vitamin B12 and selenium.