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June Recipes of the Month

Creamy Parmesan Spinach Squares

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Ingredients

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  • 20 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Place chopped spinach in a colander set over a sink or large bowl. Squeeze out as much excess water in spinach as possible. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Add flour and baking powder to egg mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Add cheeses and spinach. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish, spreading evenly.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, or until firm and edges are golden brown.
  8. Let cool 20 minutes. Slice into 24 squares.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Sparkling Strawberry Mint Water

Ingredients

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  • 3 1/2 cups sparkling water (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 large fresh mint leaves plus 4 mint sprigs (divided)
  • 4 large fresh strawberries (stemmed)

Directions

  1. Puree the strawberries, mint leaves, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of the sparkling water in a blender on low speed until smooth, at least 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the puree into a serving pitcher. Very slowly pour in the remaining sparkling water.
  3. Serve chilled over ice in tall beverage glasses. Garnish each with a sprig of fresh mint.