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Southern Food With a Healthy Twist

Updated on December 8, 2016

How To Create Southern Food That Is Heathy and Good

#Healthy Food With a Twist (Serving for Four)

So you think brown rice cannot taste good. Try this recipe and people will be asking for your recipe. My family enjoys this dish everytime I make it.

Place in a microwavable dish - 2 cups Instant #Natural Whole Grain Uncle Ben's or Store Brand Brown Rice. Mix also in two cups water a packet of Lipton Onion Mix. Then add half of a yellow or red onion, one chillie pepper (remove seeds if you do not want rice to be spicy) Pour liquid mixture over brown rice and stir. Cook in microvable dish for ten minutes. Once rice is done after five minutes, fluff with a fork. You can sprinkle green onions or parsley over the fluffed rice.

Southern Style Turnip & Mustard Greens

These southern style greens have a kick that leaves your family desiring more of these delicious intertwine of healthy southern style greens.

In a medium size pot place 2 cups water, one packet Lipton Onion soup mix. Crush and dice one clove of garlic. Mix well, then add smoked two turkey butts and let cook for 30 minutes. While mixture is cooking on medium heat, thoroughly clean 1lb turnip and 1lb mustard greens by washing them once with a half teapsoon of dish detergent. Rinse thoroughly twice and drain. Remove turkey parts and cut into pieces. Place greens in the pot with the mixture and then add the cut turkey peices and stir. Season with a tablespoon of #McCormick's Seasoning Salt and stir again gently. Cook twenty minutes or until your desired texture. If you desire spicy greens sprinkle red pepper flakes over the greens after you have cooked them.

#Southern Style Barbeque Pork Chops

These southern style pork chops have established their own reputation. Many #cooks have tried to duplicate this recipe and when you prepare it, you will be sharing it with others as your recipe.

Gather at least four Medium size pork chops. Season on both sides each chop individually with #McCormick's Seasoning salt and black pepper. Sprinkle also on both sides with Italian seasoning and Dill. Place in oven at 350 for 20 minutes. Preferrably 10 minutes on each side of chops. While they are cooking prepare a southern style barbeque sauce. Mix two table- spoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of onion and garlic powder in a bowl. Mix with one cup of Kraft honey barbeque sauce along with a chopped onion and garlic clove. Brush pork chops on both sides with sauce after they have cooked twenty minutes. Set oven on broil and pour lightly over chops liquid smoke, then place chops in broiler for three to four minutes on both sides. If you have thick pork chops base the broiling time for your desired texture. Then simply enjoy!

#Southern Style Iced Tea with a Twist

This iced tea is a family tradition that never fails. We can never have a family gathering without it. The flavor of lemonade, limeade, mint an sweetness leaves your guest begging for glass after glass.

Take ten bags of Lipton decafinated iced tea and tie them together. Boil about ten bags in a large pot for about 15 minutes. Remove tea bags and pour a can of frozen lemonade and one can of frozen limeade along with 2 cups of sugar. Stir and taste to see if you prefer more sugar to your likeness. Add mint and continue to stir. Serve over ice or you can prepare this tea a day or so ahead and drink without ice after it has been refrigerated.

Southern Style Delicious Fruit Salad

A fruit salad that will leave your guest complementing the refreshing, sweet taste of this fruit. My mom often prepares this in the summer and it is always a favorite over other deserts.

In large bowl cut up one pineapple into chucks or buy chuck pineapple in a can. Rinse one carton of strawberries and blueberries and pour in. Cut also one half watermellon into chucks. Include one cantaloupe and cut into chucks. Pour a can of pineapple juice over the fruit and mix together. Chill for an hour or more. Serve in cocktail glasses with a sprig of mint.

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      Claudette Coleman Carter 7 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      There are so many recipes that I create from the Lipton Onion Soup Mix. It really is an outstanding beginning for so many dishes especially fresh greens mixed with fresh crushed garlic. It is also an excellent start for all types of meats. Try this starter for dishes, you will love it.