Recipes Using an Orange

Just one orange per day provides all the Vitamin C you need plus 3 grams of fiber. Check out these 5 different ways you can enjoy oranges this year.

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Mandarin Breakfast Smoothie

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This is a perfect out-the-door breakfast when you're rushed. Pour 1/2 the smoothie in a portable cup and take on the day! Share leftovers with family or freeze until the next day.

75% fiber foods – oranges, banana 
25% foods – yogurt, milk, flax seed

Recipe Note: Skip the yogurt to keep the 25% items in their place. Choose skim, low-fat yogurt or milk to reduce the amount of saturated fat.

Apple Citrus Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve the salad as directed in the post as a Power Up on spaghetti night. Use bean pasta to up the 75% foods in this meal.

75% fiber foods – spinach, oranges, apple, bean pasta, spaghetti sauce
25% foods – feta, pecans, dried cranberries, dressing

Mandarin Orange Nice Cream

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This nice cream is the perfect replacement for dessert this week, especially if you use ripe bananas instead of the maple syrup. 

75% fiber foods – mandarin oranges, (banana if using instead of sweetener)
25% foods – milk, sweetener (optional)

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Citrus Quinoa Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Perfect lunch salad. Pack your dressing on the side, and add 1/2 cup edamame when you serve.

75% fiber foods – quinoa, brussels, mandarin oranges, pomegranate, greens, edamame
25% foods – dressing, pecans, sunflower seeds

Roasted Beet, Avocado and Citrus Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This salad would be absolutely wonderful to Power Up your favorite lunch wrap.

75% fiber foods – arugula, quinoa, beets, radishes, orange, avocado, parsley, veggies, hummus
25% foods – oil, glaze, yogurt, wrap, turkey, feta


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