Recipes to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

November 14, 2017

Along with the changing colors of the leaves and the ending of Daylight Saving Time, the temptation of holiday treats defines this time of year. You can balance your favorite food traditions with healthy new ideas found in these recipes from our campus partners Cabarrus Health Alliance,  the Dole Nutrition Institute and NC State Plants for […]

Lightning Berry Smoothie

June 06, 2017

Ingredients: 1 cup bottled, unsweetened, decaffeinated green tea 1/2 cup DOLE® Blueberries 1 cup DOLE Raspberries 1 DOLE Banana, peeled, sliced 1 cup DOLE Tropical Gold® Pineapple, peeled, into chunks   Directions: Pour the green tea into your blender and turn on to a low setting, then add all remaining ingredients and process on the […]

Pineapple Pit-Stop Smoothie

June 06, 2017

Ingredients: 2 cups DOLE® Pineapple 1 cup DOLE Baby Spinach 1 DOLE Banana 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup ice 1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon Directions: Combine pineapple, spinach, banana, almond milk, ice and cinnamon in blender. Cover; blend until smooth. Recipe credit: Dole, Chef Mark Allison

Tropical Ambrosia Salad

May 02, 2017

INGREDIENTS 3 oranges, peeled and segmented, reserve juice 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped 1 cup DOLE® Pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks 1 star fruit, sliced 1-1/2 cups mango and/or papaya, seeded, peeled, and sliced into 1” pieces 2 DOLE Bananas, peeled and cut into chunks 1/2 cup […]

Homemade English Muffins

March 24, 2017

Ingredients: 2 cups milk 3 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons instant yeast 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 egg (each) 1 cup cornmeal, grits, or semolina Preparation: Warm the milk to about 110F, either in the microwave or on the stovetop Melt the butter and allow to […]

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

March 21, 2017

Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk 1 large egg 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups blueberries, or other berries, fresh or frozen Preparation: Preheat the oven to 375F Butter […]

Rutabaga Fries

January 12, 2017

Ingredients: Rutabaga, skin removed 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1-2 tbsp. olive oil Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Slice rutabaga in half, then into “fries.” 3. Add to bowl and add olive oil and […]

Warm Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

January 06, 2017

Ingredients Olive oil 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped 1 tsp. paprika 1 Tbsp. maple syrup 3 cups spinach 2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup dry) 1/4 cup red onion chopped 1 cup fresh pomegranate arils 1/4 cup fresh orange juice Directions 1. Cook quinoa according to package. 2. Heat olive oil in pan, […]

Brussels Sprouts Salad

January 06, 2017

Ingredients: 20 large Brussels sprouts (about 3 cups), chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 1 stalk of celery, chopped 2 Tbsp. raisins 1/2 cup sunflower seeds Juice from 2 lemons 1 tsp. maple syrup 1 tsp. thyme Directions: 1. Make dressing with lemons, maple syrup, and thyme. 2. Combine all other ingredients. 3. Add black pepper […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spinach and Mushrooms

November 10, 2016

Ingredients: 3 pounds DOLE® Sweet Potatoes 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon dried parsley, crushed 1-1/4 teaspoons onion salt, divided 3/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed, divided 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed, divided 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 8 ounces DOLE white mushrooms, sliced 1 bag (9 oz.) DOLE Spinach Directions: […]


Cranberry Salsa

November 10, 2016

Cranberry Salsa Ingredients: 1 ½ cups of fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped 1 apple, roughly chopped ¼ jalapeño, seeds removed, roughly chopped 3 tbsp sugar 3 tbsp basil, chopped 2 tbsp orange juice 1 tbsp ginger, peeled and grated 1 tsp lime juice Directions: Roughly chop the cranberries and apples. Cover them with the orange […]

Blueberries and Winter Squash Medley

November 10, 2016

Ingredients: ½ cup winter squash, roasted and diced 2 ears of corn 2 pints blueberries, chopped ½ lime, juiced ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 2 tbsp mint, chopped 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp cinnamon *Add up to 1 tsp finely chopped jalapeno pepper, according to personal preference, for […]

Healthy Cranberry Sauce

November 10, 2016

Ingredients: 24oz fresh cranberries ¾ cup pineapple juice ½ cup of applesauce (no sugar added) ½ cup of water juice and zest of one orange 2 Tablespoons of honey (optional) Directions: 1. Put cranberries, pineapple juice, applesauce and water in a sauce medium size saucepan and bring to a boil. 2. Allow the sauce to […]

Feta Bruschetta

October 04, 2016

Ingredients: 2 ear fresh corn (removed from husk) 1 small zucchini (diced) 1 bell pepper (diced) 1 cup diced red onion 4 medium scallions lemon zest 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 4 Tbsp. olive oil 1 cup feta cheese 3 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves Fresh ground pepper Directions: 1. Cook corn for 2 minutes in the […]

Tomato and Strawberry Salad

September 30, 2016

Ingredients: 2 cups of chopped strawberries 2 cups of chopped cherry tomatoes 1/3 cup of chopped basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 1 teaspoon of lemon zest pinch of salt and pepper Directions: 1. Mix all ingredients together. 2. Keep refrigerated until ready to be served. Recipe Credit: Cabarrus Health Alliance What Dole has to […]

Caprese Pasta Salad with White Beans

September 27, 2016

Ingredients: Orecchiette pasta Grape tomatoes Fresh mozzarella Fresh basil White beans Black pepper Garlic Balsamic vinegar Olive oil Directions: 1. In a small bowl, mince 2 cloves of garlic and add 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar and 3 tablespoons olive oil, whisk together. 2. Cook orecchiette pasta according to package. 3. rinse and drain 1 15-ounce […]

Avocado Chicken Salad Wrap

September 23, 2016

Ingredients: Chicken breast Plain Greek Yogurt Parsley Lemon Avocado Garlic Powder Dill pickle (optional) Whole-wheat wrap Directions: Combine 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken breast, 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons parsley, juice from 1 lemon, 1 mashed avocado (more if needed), 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 2 tablespoons Dill pickle (optional) into a large […]