As 2017 has come to a close, the What’s Cooking team at USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is joining the #2017BestNine fun – a social media trend where users share their favorite or most popular moments of the year – by taking a look back at our top-viewed recipes. From quinoa to quesadillas, we are proud to share our users’ favorite recipes.
What’s Cooking’s #2017BestNine:
- French Spinach Frittata
This classic baked egg dish with scallions, spinach, and feta cheese was a user favorite in 2017.
- Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap
Chicken, pineapple, vegetables, and poppy seed dressing all wrapped into one popular recipe.
- Black Bean Quesadillas
Everyone likes a quick and easy weeknight meal. What’s Cooking users agree.
- Grilled Asparagus and Shrimp Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Break out the grill for this combination of vegetables, shrimp, and quinoa with lemon dressing.
- Sweet Potato Hash with Egg
Sweet potatoes and eggs are a perfect match for a colorful and satisfying breakfast.
- 20-Minute Chicken Creole
This Creole-inspired recipe is quick, delicious, and spices up dinner.
- Batido Smoothie
Mix up this blend of papaya, banana, and yogurt for a refreshing drink any time of day.
- Apple Banana Salad with Peanuts
This salad combines bananas, apples, and peanuts topped with dressing spiced with paprika.
- Chicken Salad
An easy and versatile recipe that makes a tasty lunch or dinner whether at home or on-the-go.
What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl is a joint effort across USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service program areas including MyPlate, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Child Nutrition Programs, and the Food Distribution Programs. All areas have collaborated on this engaging website to help Americans with healthy and budget-friendly meal planning. What’s Cooking offers a user-friendly search tool and a large collection of household and quantity recipes (for schools and child care providers) to meet all food preferences and styles.
We wish you a very happy and healthy New Year. Be sure to check out What’s Cooking at WhatsCooking.fns.usda.gov for recipe ideas in 2018.
For more resources to get your year off to a great start, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov to find tip sheets, infographics and more. Follow @MyPlate on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and sign up for MyPlate email updates at ChooseMyPlate.gov/govdelivery.
Follow @USDANutrition on Twitter to learn more about the agency’s 15 nutrition assistance programs.
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Hello! I am in need of a recipe I can use in our lunchroom (that is state/usda approved) for some kind of Pizza with white sauce, I was hoping it could also have chicken and spinach on it. Can you tell me where to look for one? Thank you for your help!
Hi I am interested in being a part of your organization. I am a private health supportive chef myself, and teach small private cooking classes to children. The main focus is to learn about different kinds of healthy alternative eating as well as simple food preparations, and of course Fun!
I would be very interested in setting up a meeting, sending my resume, references or whatever you would be interested in knowing about me.
These are excellent recipes for the health conscious individual. But in reality, families receiving SNAP benefits doesn't purchase or prepare foods the way it is indicated in this blog. I know. I see members of my church purchasing chocolate candy, cookies and sweetened beverages for their minor children and purchasing non nutritious foods. I would like to to change this system. It's unfair as a taxpayer and my dollars to see this happening. Innocent children are suffering and becoming a statistical number with obesity and diabetes. Please respond. I live in Winston Salem, NC
I receive MY Plate and enjoy the information.
I have had type1 diabetes for sixty years without complications. I am in Joslin's medalist study. I have read two of Robert Barefoot's books. I want to learn more about dietetics.
@Emily Melick - thank you for your request. Currently we do not have a recipe for pizza with white sauce. We do, however, have other pizza recipes that have been standardized by the USDA and meet meal pattern requirements. The individual recipe links are included below; they can also be accessed as a part of our Recipes and Cookbook Toolkit on our Team Nutrition (TN) website, www.fns.usda.gov/tn/resource-library, they can be found under USDA Standardized Recipes.
We also have our Eagle Pizza recipe, which can be found in our Recipes for Healthy Kids for Schools recipe collection, also on our TN site.
We hope this information is helpful and thank you for your continued use of our What’s Cooking USDA Mixing Bowl site.
@MICHELE CHIGRINSKY - We appreciate your interest in USDA. To find out more about how to get involved, please visit the USDA Careers page at https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/careers.
@Gloria Manning - Thank you for the kind words! We are glad you find our information helpful.
@Charles Ferguson - Thank you for reaching out! USDA nutrition resources including MyPlate and the What’s Cooking site are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For more information, please visit http://www.dietaryguidelines.gov.
I love this, would like to share my recipes as well. Show me how online to share my own recipes from a cookbook I wrote yrs ago. I can share photos, recipe instructions and help others.
These top nine sound and look wonderful. I would love to try them for my family as well as the children at the center.
@Tracy Swait - thank you for your comment. Recipes can be submitted for consideration on the What’s Cooking website. Visit whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/add-recipe for specific information on recipe scope and criteria and to fill out the submission form.