Recipes

When you think “healthy recipe,” do you think “low-fat” or “low-calorie” and, sadly, “disappointment”? Think again! Sargent Choice recipes feature ALL of the principles of healthy eating with a special emphasis on taste and satisfaction. How do we do it? We begin with flavors you love and use the following beneficial ingredients:

  • 100% whole grains instead of refined grains
  • More fruits and vegetables
  • Plant sources of protein such as nuts, seeds, and dried beans
  • Lean meats
  • Reduced fat cheeses
  • Heart-healthy liquid oils in measured amounts
  • Herbs and spices and flavorful cooking techniques eliminating the need for too much salt

Let our recipes inspire you. The principles are flexible. Use our healthy shopping list to stock up on healthy ingredients and make our recipes your own. You don’t have whole wheat pasta? Try brown rice or whole wheat couscous. No broccoli? No problem. Substitute your favorite vegetables. Tired of chicken breast? How about salmon or sirloin steak? You get the picture. Enjoy!

Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Apricot Hamantaschen

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics ‘22 Sargent Choice Apricot Hamantaschens Recipe modified from OnceUponAChef Yield: 30 Servings Ingredients:  1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 ¼ cups white whole wheat flour, spooned into a measuring cup and leveled-off with a knife, plus more for rolling the dough 3 large egg yolks, divided ¾ teaspoon salt 2 sticks margarine, cut into cubes, very cold 1-2... More

Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Dumplings

February 19th, 2021in Recipes, Sargent Choice Test Kitchen

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics ‘22 Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Dumplings Recipe modified from TheWoksOfLife Yield: 10 Servings Ingredients: 1 package dumpling wrappers (whole grain, if possible) *Note, if you wish to attempt making your own wrappers, we like this recipe from The Woks of Life! Filling: 3 tablespoons olive oil (plus ¼ cup) 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 large... More

Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Valentine’s Raspberry Chocolate Bark

February 17th, 2021in Recipes, Sargent Choice Test Kitchen

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics '22 Recipe modified from AmysHealthyBaking Yield: 8 Servings Ingredients: 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped 1 ½ teaspoons organic stevia, or adjusted to taste ½ teaspoons vanilla creme stevia ½ cup freeze dried raspberries 2 tablespoons almonds, diced very finely ¼ teaspoons coarse sea salt Directions: Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or... More

Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Super Bowl Sweet Potato Bites Two Ways

February 10th, 2021in Recipes, Sargent Choice Test Kitchen

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics ‘22 Version 1: Sargent Choice Super Bowl Sweet Potato Bites Recipe modified from theroastedroot Yield: approx 24 bites Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato sliced into ¼ inch rounds 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pinch ground cinnamon Herbed Ricotta: 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning 4 teaspoons honey Salt to taste Toppings: 1 cup walnuts, roasted and chopped (optional) ¾... More

Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

January 29th, 2021in Recipes, Sargent Choice Test Kitchen

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics '22 Sargent Choice Vegetarian Buffalo Cauliflower Dip Recipe modified from KaraLydon Yield: 6-8 Servings Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets 1 tablespoon olive oil ⅛ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon pepper 4 ounces cream cheese 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/3 cup Frank’s hot sauce (+ more to taste) 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese ¼ cup... More

Faculty Wellness Demo: Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

December 17th, 2020in Events, Kitchen & Cooking Basics, Recipes

Patricia Orus-Deya, SAR Dietetics '23 Makes 4-6 servings Modified from crème de la crumb Ingredients 6 cups salad greens ​(any kind - we love seasonal spinach, lettuce, and arugula mixes) 1 red apple 1 green apple 1 cup walnuts 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese ​(vegan: substitute 1/3 cup chopped kalamata olives or vegan feta) 1/3 cup dried cranberries ​or... More

Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits

December 17th, 2020in Recipes, Sargent Choice Test Kitchen

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics '22 Patricia Orus-Deya, SAR Dietetics '23 Recipe modified from insidebrucrewlife Yield: 3 Servings Ingredients for 3 servings chia pudding: 1 cup milk or milk alternative 1-2 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup chia seeds Berry Jam 12 ounces frozen berries, thawed (blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, mango) 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons honey Toppings (per 1 serving) 1 tablespoons berry... More

Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich

December 17th, 2020in Recipes, Sargent Choice Test Kitchen

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics '22 Patricia Orus-Deya, SAR Dietetics '23 Recipe modified from Budget Bytes Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: Chickpeas  1 15-ounce can chickpeas (rinsed, drained, and patted  dry) 1 Tbsp grapeseed or avocado oil 1 tsp each cumin and garlic powder 1/2 tsp each sea salt + black pepper 1/2 tsp smoked (or regular) paprika 1/4 tsp each ground... More

Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Creamy Pumpkin and Pea Pasta

December 17th, 2020in Recipes, Sargent Choice Test Kitchen

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics '22 Patricia Orus-Deya, SAR Dietetics '23 Recipe modified from Budget Bytes Yield: 2 Servings Ingredients: 8 oz pasta 1 cup frozen peas 2 cloves garlic 1 tbsp butter or margarine 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 cup vegetable broth 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 pinch nutmeg  1 pinch chili powder 1 dash cayenne pepper Salt and pepper to taste Directions: 1. Begin boiling... More

Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice One Bowl Microwave Apple Crisp

December 17th, 2020in Recipes, Sargent Choice Test Kitchen

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics '22 Patricia Orus-Deya, SAR Dietetics '23 Recipe modified from The Minimalist Baker Yield: 1 Servings Ingredients     1 ripe, crisp apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced  lengthwise 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ tsp water ½ tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon arrowroot or cornstarch Topping: 2 tablespoons oats 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour ½ tablespoon sugar  Dash of... More