Power Packs Project​ Back To School Recipes Contest

Power Packs provides a recipe and all the ingredients to make a home cooked meal for our families every week. We are looking to you to help us discover new recipes that:
    • feed a family of 4 or more
    • ingredients $6 or under
    • consists of 4 or less ingredients
    • is easy to make
    • consists of a protein and vegetable
Do you have a family favorite that consists of this criteria?  Or, can you create a recipe with this criteria?
If so, submit the recipe to operations@powerpacksproject.org with Recipe Contest in subject heading for a chance to #WIN a $50 Giant Gift Card and a chance to cook the meal  on Good Day PA​’s Power Pack’s September airing.  Submittal deadline; midnight 9.5.17
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Published:August 12, 2017 View Post


Quick, Fast & Affordable Recipes To Make This Fall

Fall can be the busiest time of the year for some families. With school starting back up, and activities in full swing, it’s hard to make a fast, nutritious, and cost efficient meal for your family. Check out some of our Power Packs Project recipes that you will want to make over and over again this Fall!

Rio Grande Skillet Dinner
Spice up a chilly Fall night with our Rio Grande Skillet Dinner. This all-in-one meal incorporates proteins, carbs and vegetables that will become a staple in your recipe book. The basic and convenient pantry ingredients paired with fresh produce is a low cost, quick and healthy dinner option for any night! Click here for the entire recipe.

Chicken Lasagna
Lasagna is a classic meal that can bring any family together. Our chicken lasagna meal is delicious, easy to make, and only costs $6! This home cooked meal is ready in only thirty minutes and is the perfect option for leftovers to enjoy the next day. Click here for the entire recipe.

Crockpot Pizza
Everyone loves pizza. Enjoy your favorite meal in no time with this easy-to-make crock pot recipe. The crock pot pizza only takes minutes to prepare, then the crockpot does the rest! Add your own toppings and make it fun for the whole family to get involved! Click here for the entire recipe.

Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry With Pasta

All your kids favorites in one meal! Our chicken vegetable stir-fry with pasta recipe incorporates enough vegetables, fiber, and flavor to keep your family full and satisfied any night of the week. The total cost to prepare this meal only adds up to $4.50, making it affordable and fresh! Click here for the entire recipe.

For more low-cost, fresh, and fast recipes, please visit us online at powerpacksproject.org.

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Published:October 26, 2016 View Post


Tuna and Potato Patties

Tuna and Potato Patties
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  1. In bowl, combine potatoes, tuna, bread crumbs, celery on pepper.
  2. In skillet heat oil over medium heat. Drop about 1/3 cup of mixture into hot oil; flatten to ½-inch patty.
  3. Cook 5 minutes or until browned. Carefully turn; cook 4 minutes more.
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Recipe makes 6 servings and the ingredients cost $5.49, total.
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Published:July 21, 2016 View Post


Chicken Cacciatore Macaroni

Chicken Cacciatore Macaroni
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  1. Prepare macaroni and cheese, as directed.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.
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TIPS: Freeze unused tomatoes to use in soup or spaghetti sauce

Recipe makes 4 servings and the ingredients cost $3.00, total.
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Published:July 21, 2016 View Post


Chicken and Gravy

Chicken and Gravy
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  1. Empty chicken gravy and onion soup mix into saucepan. Add 1 ½ cups of cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  4. Serve over egg noodles, rice, bread, stuffing or biscuits.
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TIPS: A great way to get more vegetables in your diet is to add them to the Chicken and Gravy recipe. Think about adding a can of peas and carrots (drain first) or a cut-up fresh carrot. If you used canned vegetables, add during the last few minutes of cooking to heat through. If you use fresh vegetables, add at the beginning to cook through.

Recipe makes 6 servings and the ingredients cost $3.33, total.
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Published:July 21, 2016 View Post


Orzo Comfort Dish by Barb Light

Orzo Comfort Dish by Barb Light
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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onions, celery and garlic and sauté until transparent. Cook orzo according to package directions, using chicken broth instead of water. During last 2 minutes of cooking time, add spinach. Drain well in a colander. Add beans, onion mixture, and pepper. Mix gently until well combined.
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Recipe makes 4 servings and the ingredients cost $3.50, total.
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Published:July 21, 2016 View Post


Cheddar Cheese and Broccoli Soup

Cheddar Cheese and Broccoli Soup
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  1. Blanch (cook in boiling water for 3 minutes) broccoli. Drain off water. Cut off small florets and coarsely chop enough remaining broccoli stems to equal 2 cups.
  2. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Saute the onion and celery until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Add the broth and evaporated milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture simmers and thickens, about 5 minutes. If you don’t have enough evaporated milk to make soup creamy, add some regular milk, ½ cup at a time.
  4. Add the chopped broccoli, cheese, pepper, nutmeg and salt, to taste. Stir until the cheese melts and the soup is heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve about 1 cup per person topped with broccoli florets. (Note: if using the 5 oz. evaporated milk, add another ½ cup of ‘regular’ milk to bring the amount of liquid to about 12 oz.).
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Recipe makes 6 servings and the ingredients cost $5.80, total.
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Published:July 21, 2016 View Post


Saucy Meat Tacos

Saucy Meat Tacos
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  1. You can use ground or canned beef, turkey, or spam. If using fresh meat, cook the meat and drain the fat. If using canned, drain the meat and warm through.
  2. Cover meat with BBQ sauce or marinade of your choice and heat through.
  3. Place saucy meat into taco shells and top with onion, lettuce, tomato, olives, or any of your family's favorite taco toppings.
  4. Serve with a side of rice and fresh vegetables.
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Recipe makes 6 servings and the ingredients cost $4.50, total.
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Published:May 21, 2016 View Post


Haluski

Haluski
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  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 2 tbsp of butter then add onions and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Chop cabbage into bite-size pieces. Place in a skillet with the rest of the butter and cook cabbage until tender.
  4. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Recipe makes 6 servings and the ingredients cost $4.00, total.
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Published:May 15, 2016 View Post


Baked Salmon Casserole

Baked Salmon Casserole
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour melted butter/margarine into a small glass baking dish.
  2. Stir flour into the melted butter/margarine until all the flour is moistened.
  3. Flake salmon into the dish; add crackers. Pour milk over the mixture and stir.
  4. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes.
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Recipe makes 6 servings and the ingredients cost $4.00, total.
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Published:May 15, 2016 View Post