Tuesday, October 1, 2013

WVU Healthcare Expo

My hand is healing, the wrap has come off.  The stitches still have another week before removal.  I can't get it wet and I certainly am challenged without my right thumb.  But I've been busy finishing my display and handouts for this Friday's Health Fair.  Every year I promote our Healthy Cafe by offering recipes and more in a Mall exhibit.  This year the hospital billed me as "Not to Be Missed--Learn to plan healthy, balanced meals."

Here are a few of the photos and recipes I have not posted on my blog:

 Muffin Tin Tacos

Microwave corn tortillas for 10 seconds before shaping inside a muffin tin.
Add layers (1 ½ Tbsp. each): 
Cooked Quinoa or Rice
Cooked Northern Beans (no added salt)
Lean Browned Ground Beef
Cheddar Cheese
Homemade salsa (diced tomatoes, peppers, garlic and cilantro)

Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Inspired by recipes in the Muffin Tin Cookbook.

Eggplant Mozzarella & Meatballs

Meatballs (17 small meatballs)
1# 90-93% Lean Ground Beef, Raw
¼ cup Wheat Germ
1/3 cup Skim Milk
1 Egg, Raw
2 Tbsp. Onions, diced
¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ tsp. Italian Seasoning
¼ tsp. Mrs. Dash
Mix thoroughly and portion into balls.  Freeze some for later use.

Eggplant Mozzarella & Meatballs (Serves 2)

1 small eggplant peeled and sliced thin. 
Place in baking dish with
5 oz. tomato sauce
Turn eggplant slices to coat with sauce.
Place 1 meatball on top of each slice of eggplant. 
Top with mozzarella cheese.
2 oz. Mozzarella Cheese, part-skim
Bake at 375 degrees approximately 20 minutes or until center of meatball is 165 degrees. 
Recipe inspired by Laura’s Lean Beef.
1 serving is 3 pieces

 Plantain Chips & Salsa

After visiting Puerto Rico, my colleague challenged me to device a healthier version of a fun snack that wasn't fried.  Here's my version:

Peel and slice thinly 1 plantain.  Toss in a cinnamon-sugar mixture and baked at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve with tropical fruit salsa which includes a fresh diced tomato, diced green pepper, diced celery, garlic and diced canned tropical fruit.

The picture of me is from last year.  My exhibit is in the Food Court where I get lots of traffic.  I'll have some 3000 recipes to distribute and 1000 bananas.  Since I'm there 12 hours, I'll have plenty of time to do that which I enjoy.


Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Cindy! I hope you continue to heal!!!! I will keep you in my prayers. I love your display for the WVU Health fair. I remember participating in it when I was enployed there! Have fun!

Shona said...

oooooooo yummmmmmmy. Hope your hand heals up fast :)

Connie Mercer said...

more great recipes!!! Glad you are doing good. Takes time for the hand to heal:):)

Trish said...

Wow Cindy the food looks so yummy and healthy.
12 hours that's a long time..what did you have done to your hand?.x

Micupoftea said...

Hello Cindy~ Looks like a nice table top display. I love trying new recipes. Are some of them vegetarian? Hope you hand feels better every day.

Monique Liedtke said...

Love that photo of you! Glad your hand is getting better.
Love the recipes especially the one in the muffin tin. Going to pin it!