2016 Recipe Calendar

These recipes were carefully chosen for the 2016 recipe calendar.

New Year Soba

New Year’s Soba

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. January: This tasty dish made with buckwheat noodles is a perfect chance to introduce chopstick skills to your family.

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Chocolate Beet Cupcakes

Chocolate Beet Cupcakes

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. February: Save time by replacing fresh beets with canned! Just rinse the pre-sliced canned beets thoroughly and leave out the salt.

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Avocado Arugula Salad

Avocado Arugula Salad

Three Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value. March: The ripest avocados are best for this thick dressing.

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Poached Coconut Salmon Over Greens

Poached Coconut Salmon Over Greens

Three Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value. April: If microgreens aren’t easily available, choose arugula for your greens.

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Quinoa Fruit Bake

Quinoa Fruit Bake

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. May: Most of the sweetness in this recipe comes from the fruit, so be sure to choose a sweet apple variety.

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Flank Steak with Poblano Sauce

Flank Steak with Poblano Sauce

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. June: Tenderize your meat slightly the night before and give it a full overnight soak in the marinade for the best texture.

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Red, White & Blue Fruit Smoothie

Red, White & Blue Fruit Smoothie

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. July: This smoothie is the perfect recipe for pouring into a mold for creamy popsicles that aren’t loaded with sugar.

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Sweet Potato Pesto Burrito

Sweet Potato Pesto Burrito

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. August: You can mix and match your favorite veggies! Just roast your veggies on two sheets, one for starchy veg like potatoes or squash and another for water-heavy veg like tomatoes.

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Poblano Chili with Avocado Cream

Poblano Chili with Avocado Cream

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. September: Make a big batch of this yummy recipe on the weekend and use it for busy mealtimes throughout the week.

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Pumpkin Bites

Pumpkin Bites

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. October: For a little added fun, bring a few mini chocolate chips and let kids make their own pumpkin heads.

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Herb Roasted Turkey

Herb Roasted Turkey

Three Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value. November: If you’re buying frozen, allot one day for every 5 pounds of meat for it to thaw safely in the fridge.

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Poached Pears with Pomegranate Seeds

Poached Pears with Pomegranate Seeds

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. December: The wine you use will make a substantial difference to the flavor of the finished dish. If Riesling is not an option, choose fruit-forward wines and avoid drier varieties.

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