Cooking can be a chore to many but in our household, it is something that is enjoyable! Going out to eat is expensive and grabbing something on the go means unhealthy choices more often than not. I am always on the search for quick recipes that taste great and include healthy options. ConAgra reached out to me with some of my favorite pantry staples so I wanted to share some recipes that are OUR favorites! ConAgra Foods was sponsoring the #GreatAmericanCookIn which I participated in back in May (find my four weeks of recipes: one, two, three, four). I had SO much fun creating new meals and sharing them with you all.
Rotel and Diced Tomatoes are such versatile ingredients they can be used for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner which is one of the reasons I love this option so much.
Prep – 10 minutes / Cook 25-30 minutes
Onions – chopped
Zucchini – shredded
Orzo – cooked
Pam Coconut Spray
Rotel Chunky – drained
Cheese**Cook vegetables until soft and translucent. Mix with orzo and let cool slightly. Add vegetables and orzo to Egg Beaters, and Rotel. Spray pie pan or baking dish liberally with coconut oil and pour in egg mixture. Top with cheese of your choice. Bake 25-30 minutes until egg sets and cheese is melted.
Peanut Butter Popcorn
Prep – 5 minutes / Cook – 20 minutes
**Pop two bags of Orville Redenbacher, Jiffy Pop or Act II Popcorn. Microwave 1 stick of Parkay, 3/4 cup of Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and handful of marshmallows – stirring every minute until incorporated and smooth. Spread popcorn on cookie sheet and pour Peanut Butter mixture over the top. Finish with decorative sprinkles if you like. Bake 225 for 20 minutes. Eat right away or enjoy later. Recipe adapted from here.
This is just a sample of the foods ConAgra offers – everything from Chef Boyardee and Hunt’s Ketchup to Egg Beaters and Act II Popcorn.