Monday, April 4, 2016

Have you taken the Dairy 3 For Me Pledge?

I took the pledge not just because I'm a dairy 
farmer but to re-enforce my commitment to improving my health and following
 the 2015 Dietary Guideline's nutritional recommendation. I'll admit, it's probably
 the easiest pledge I can make since there is such a large variety of  dairy to choose from!

Including dairy in the recipes I prepare for my family is one of the best
 ways to keep my pledge and make sure we're all getting the needed servings of dairy.
  Fiesta Rice Skillet Dinner  will be on the menu this week. 

Fiesta Rice Skillet Dinner
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup diced onion
2 1/2 cups cooked turkey,chopped
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 (15 ounce) can black beans,drained,rinsed         
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes  with green chilies,drained
1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
1 cup mild picante sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil and cook onion until soft (about 10 minutes). Add turkey,rice,beans,tomatoes, corn,picante sauce and chili powder. Stir to mix well. Heat thoroughly. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese. Serve hot.

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