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Fresh salsa fun!

Fresh salsa is a fun way to add more veggies to a meal or snack. Make your own by mixing tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, and onions. Pair with a small serving of whole-grain tortilla chips or raw veggies.

Salsa recipes to try:

Dip into Healthy Eating

Are your kids getting bored with lunch? Let them take a dip with some healthy foods that are also fun to eat.

The American Heart Association suggests:

  • Sliced pears or apples dipped in plain, low-fat yogurt or some peanut butter.

Apples and peanut butter yogurt dip

Apples with Greek Yogurt and Peanut Butter Dip from Wholesome Mommy

  • Sweet pepper slices, celery or carrots dipped in fresh salsa, hummus or a homemade bean dip.

Peppers and Hummus

Peppers and Hummus from Veggie Quest

  • Sliced, grilled tofu or low-sodium, whole-grain crackers dipped in homemade soup.

Soup and crackers lunch

Soup and crackers from Simple Bites

President’s Council’s Tortilla Scrambles

eggsAdapted from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

#CookWithTheCouncil—Rachael Ray’s Tortilla Scrambles

Ingredients
2 cups yellow, blue, or whole grain tortilla chips, lightly crushed
Boiling water
2 tablespoons canola oil
6 eggs, beaten
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, or pepper Jack cheese, grated
1 cup tomato or tomatillo salsa or two seeded plum tomatoes, chopped

Directions

  1. Place the crushed corn chips in a bowl and just barely cover with boiling water. Let them sit until the chips are soft, a couple of minutes. Thoroughly drain the chips from the water.
  2. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with the oil. Combine the beaten eggs with some black pepper. Add the softened corn chips and stir to combine.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the skillet along with the cheddar cheese. Then, stir to combine and let it start to brown up on one side. Break up the egg mixture into four sections and flip each section to brown the second side, just a couple of minutes.
  4. Remove the four sections to serving plates and top with salsa or lots of chopped tomatoes.

Access the full recipe here: http://www.fitness.gov/blog-posts/cook-with-council-ray-tortilla-scrambles.html