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Our Thanks to WVU Extension Service for providing these tasty treat videos and recipes!

Additional videos for your viewing pleasure are available on our Video Showcase page.

  

Best Grilled Chicken

While we haven't tried  all the grilled chicken marinades out there, we can say that this one is pretty darn good. Vinegar, mustard and garlic come together with citrus and a little brown sugar to make a marinade that hits on a lot of notes, especially when combined with the smokiness of the grill. If desired, save some in a separate, clean container before pouring the remainder over the raw chicken to marinate. Once the chicken comes off the grill, pour the saved marinade over for more flavor!

  

Grilled Vegetables

Do you need a side dish to throw on the grill with your protein of choice for a weeknight meal? Want something filling to help round out that summer cookout? This recipe fills the need for a perfect, nutritious side that’s flavorful, especially if you add peppers and squash from your own garden or local farmers market.

  

Beef and Potato Kabobs

This recipe is sure to satisfy on a warm evening where it's too hot to use the stove and you want meat and vegetables all done at once. The steak sauce makes a deliciously savory coating that enhances the flavors of everything, from the beef to the zucchini. Microwaving the potatoes before hand not only makes it easy to skewer them, but also expedites the cooking time.

  

Grilled Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa

This recipe takes a perfectly seasoned fish fillet, pairs it with a salsa that’s sweet, has notes of citrus and has some punch from onion and jalapeno, then wraps it in a warm tortilla for a dish that screams grilling and summer.

  

Fruit Smoothie

The classic smoothie is a sneaky way to get greens into your diet, and this one pairs strawberries and bananas together for a timeless flavor profile. By adding milk and yogurt, it ups the protein and calcium for a refreshing drink you can take on the go. Of course, we encourage using whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand to create your own smoothie adventure.

  

Tuna Salad

This take on the classic tuna salad brings some extra nutrition and a little sweetness in the form of seedless grapes. Feel free to freestyle with apples, add shredded carrots or serve on crackers, tortillas or bread to make it work for what you have on hand. It’s also an easy beginner recipe for kids and teens to make for lunches and afterschool snacks!

  

Breakfast Scramble

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we also happen to think it’s the tastiest as well. This recipe is a great start to your day, and has nutritious and tasty building blocks to start from. Feel free to enjoy with eggs anyway you like them; we scrambled four right in at the end of the recipe.

  

Energy Bites

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we also happen to think it’s the tastiest as well. This recipe is a great start to your day, and has nutritious and tasty building blocks to start from. Feel free to enjoy with eggs anyway you like them; we scrambled four right in at the end of the recipe.

  

White Chili

This recipe is a light, quick and easy version of typical chili, as it substitutes ground beef with canned chicken and kidney beans with white beans. After pumping it up with some veggies, this recipe is ready to rock your lunchbox or a weeknight dinner.

  

Skillet Mac & Cheese

By combining a classic macaroni and cheese recipe with healthier substitutions and a one-skillet preparation, this becomes a satisfying weeknight dish to enjoy. Get creative with the noodle choice and added vegetables – peas and carrots would do in a pinch if there's not spinach on hand!

  

No-Fuss Stuffed Bell Peppers

No-fuss, four-ingredient stuffed peppers to save the day!

  

Chicken and Fruit Salad

Mon County Nutrition Outreach Instructor, Belinda Nicholas, shows how to prepare a quick and easy chicken and fruit salad.

  

Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Pita Chips

Hearty black beans, sweet corn and some extra lemon juice make this salsa perfect for dipping crunchy, garlicky pita chips in! Mon County Nutrition Outreach Instructor, Belinda Nicholas, shows how to prepare a quick and easy salsa with baked pita chips.


More Recipes:

  
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

Try this warm, filling side dish this winter. Feel free to switch up the root vegetables you use to get a different flavor profile.

  
Maple Chocolate Peanut Button Popcorn

Maple Chocolate Peanut Button Popcorn

Everybody loves a little contrast in their life. Give this salty and sweet combo a try to satisfy all your snacking needs

     
Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Change up this family dinner classic with a healthier twist! Low-fat plain Greek yogurt is a great way to cut down on your daily fat intake.

  
Peach Oatmeal Bake

Peach Oatmeal Bake

Looking for an easy and healthy breakfast option? Try this one-dish wonder! You can feed a crowd or eat on it all week long.

  
Roasted Winter Roots

Roasted Winter Roots

Try this warm, filling side dish this winter. Feel free to switch up the root vegetables you use to get a different flavor profile.

     
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

In the market for an easy, healthy veggie side dish? Look no further. This recipe combines asparagus with crowd-pleasing garlic and Parmesan flavors that will shake up your weeknight dinner or holiday meal.

  
Caprese Salad Kabobs

Caprese Salad Kabobs

Need a holiday appetizer that is stress-free and good for you, too? This quick and easy recipe is sure to wow your family and friends this holiday season.

  
Easy Apple Salad

Easy Apple Salad

Looking to shake up your routine with some new holiday eats that are waist and wallet friendly? Give this easy apple salad a try. With only three ingredients, this simple recipe features fresh flavors that will break up the heavy foods normally found during the holiday season.

  
Spinach Balls

Spinach Balls

With only six ingredients and four steps, this simple recipe will impress your guests at your next holiday party without leaving them feeling overly full. Whip this quick appetizer up for your next festive get together.

  
Garlic Sesame Green Beans

Garlic Sesame Green Beans

Green beans are a fan-favorite during the holiday season, but it's probably time to shake up this classic side dish a bit. Give these garlic sesame green beans a try this year. This simple recipe requires minimal ingredients that boast big flavor.