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  • Easy Recipes in a Flash!

  • Chandra Sandoval

    Life can get pretty hectic. Work, school, family, friends… and you have to eat?! Relying too much on fast food? Is there nothing but granola bars in your backpack? Add some flavor back into your life and save some money with these simple recipes:


    Spinach, Hummus, and Bell Pepper Wraps (Cooking Lightly)

    • 2 (1.9oz) whole-grain flatbread
    • 1/2 cup roasted garlic hummus
    • 1 small red bell pepper thinly sliced
    • 1 cup firmly packed baby spinach
    • 1 oz crumbled tomato and basil
    • 1/4 cup feta cheese
    • Wooden picks (if you desire)

    Spread each flatbread with 1/4 cup hummus, leaving 1/2 inch border around the edge. Mix feta cheese with tomato and basil. Divide the bell pepper evenly between the flatbreads; top each with 1/2 cup spinach and 2 tbs cheese mixture, tomato. Starting from one short side, roll up the wraps. Cut each wrap in half and secure with wooden picks.


    Last Minute Beef Teriyaki (From Busy Woman’s Cookbook)

    • 1 lb beef sirloin steak, cut into thin strips.
    •  1 tbs fresh or frozen stir-fry vegetables (thawed)
    • 3/4 cup bottled teriyaki sauce

    Cook and stir beef in hot oil in skillet for 5 minutes. Add vegetables and sauce. Simmer on low for 4 minutes. Serve over rice. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


    Southwestern Crockpot Chicken – 6 quart Slow Cooker (From Fix-it & Forget It Lightly)

    • 2 15 oz cans of corn, drained
    • 1 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 16 oz jar of chunky salsa
    • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    • 1 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
    • Cover. Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 7-8 hours.

    Combine corn, black beans, and 1/2 cup salsa in slow cooker. Top with chicken. Pour remaining salsa over chicken. Cover. Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 7-8 hours. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover for 5 minutes for cheese to melt. Makes six servings.

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