February> Healthy Recipes of the Month

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Healthy Recipes shared by UT System Institution Members!

We are excited to launch a new section on our newsletter highlighting recipes shared by our UT System members. Let us know what you think and please share your recipes!

Have a healthy recipe? Share it with us at livingwell@utsystem.edu

Brown Rice & Black Beans
2 ¼ C instant brown rice
1 ¾ C boiling water
2 (15 oz.) cans cooked black beans, DO NOT DRAIN
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 lg. onion, chopped
3 lg. cloves garlic, chopped
1 med. green pepper, chopped
½ tsp. ground cumin
1 ½ C salsa

Cook rice as per instructions on the box using quantities listed above.  In the meantime in a large skillet sauté onion, garlic and green pepper in olive oil.  Add rice, beans, cumin and salsa and simmer about 20 minutes.

It makes a lot but it’s just as good leftover.

Provided by:
Nancy Czarowitz
Manager of Procurement
The University of Texas at Arlington


Dried Satsuma Rinds
2  cups satsuma (or clementine) orange rinds sliced in 1/4 inch strips
2 tablespoons honey (best to use dark honey for best honey flavor)
1/4 teaspoon cinamon-optional

Place rinds in bowl. Pour honey over rinds and stir until all are coated. Spread rinds on cookie sheet and bake for 3 hours on 170 degrees(until brown).  Take rinds off and cool off on plate. Put into snack packs. This makes a completely healthy super fiber snack that will satisfy sweet cravings and hunger  with  a year round treat packed with vitamin

C from the rinds and antioxidants from the honey . You can also add to your own trail mix with nuts and dried fruit to add more fiber. Enjoy!

Provided by:
Julie Moncur
UT Houston Retiree


Pineapple upside down cake
1 box of Angle Food cake mix
1 can of crushed Pineapple
1 can of sliced pineapple
1/2 cup of brown sugar

Line your baking pan with brown sugar and place the whole pineapple slices on the top of the brown sugar. Then pour your batter over this and bake at what ever temp. it says on the box mix. (do not grease the pan)

This is a Weight Watchers recipe, it does not have any fat.  I only know that it is three (3) points for a 3" by 3" piece.

(The only thing you had to the cake mix is the pineapple). You don't have to flip it you can just cut for the pan. SDR loved it when I brought it!

Provided by:
Carol Corbin

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