For students at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Penn., macaroni and cheese is an all-time favorite classic comfort food. “We revamped this recipe due to popular demand, “ says Percell D. Green, executive chef for Messiah College Dining Servi
When Ed Astarita, pastry chef at Iowa State University, recently hosted the corporate chef from the California Raisin Board he wanted to do something that was fun and different than the regular raisin recipes already available. These oatmeal “r
Steven Burke, foodservice chef at the Austin Independent School District, has revamped more than 125 recipes in an attempt to make his district's menu healthier. One of the district's mainstays was a Glazed Apples recipe.
Angie Gaszak, R.D., nutrition specialist for Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Schools, says: “This wholesome breakfast item is made in the Nutrition Center. These cookies are packed full of whole-grain flour, oats and shredded carrots. They also include lo
Steven Burke, foodservice chef, and June Hayman, nutritionist, at the Austin Independent School District in Texas, reworked this classic Southern item to meet the USDA’s definition of a whole-grain product.
Several years ago Princeton University's Rob Harbison, executive chef, worked with Cary Neff, author of the Conscious Cuisine cookbook, to develop a line of salad dressings that reduced fat content. They did this by using thickened vegetable broth to
At Pennsylvania State University, in State College, Executive Chef Mark Kowalski created this zucchini corn quesadilla to satisfy demand for a quesadilla option that was not only healthy but also vegetarian.
Michael Atanasio, manager of food and nutrition at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J., often takes well-known dishes and augments the recipes to make them healthier. One such recipe is the hospital’s Beef Stroganoff. Atanasio removed flour and
This granola recipe from Greenville County Schools in South Carolina was developed by a high school student and Chef Ron Jones. The student had been “kind of waging a war on us,” says Eileen Staples, director of food and nutrition services. To
At the University of Nevada in Reno non-beef burgers such as this Santa Fe Chicken Burger have become some of the most popular options at the Downunder Café, the main residential dining facility, according to Chef John Worring of Chartwells. Worrin
A couple of years ago a campus initiative was started at Penn State University, in University Park, to promote healthier eating within residential dining halls. That initiative prompted Corporate Executive Chef of Culinary Support Services Bill Laychur an