Superbowl Champ Cheesecake

This recipe comes to us from the students at Belmont Elementary School in Pueblo, who was a runner-up in the Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest in 2016! Each  school had to work together to create an original yogurt recipe and was entered to win equipment for their school cafeteria. Thank you to Dannon for sponsoring this great contest and to the schools who participated! 

Ingredients:

First measurement is for individual serving, second is for school cafeteria serving (Serves  96  students)

  • Grape-Nuts cereal, 1/4 cup (Four 36 oz. boxes)
  • Vanilla Dannon yogurt,  ½ cup (Four  6 lb. bags)
  • Cream cheese, 1 oz. (Two  6 lb. bags)
  • Mandarin oranges, 2  oz. (Two  6 lb. cases)
  • Blueberries, 2 oz. (Two 6 lb. cases)

Directions:

  1. Blend 96 oz. cream cheese and 6 cups of mandarin orange juice until smooth; add in 48 cups of Dannon vanilla yogurt and mix until creamy.
  2. Sprinkle 1 oz. Grape-Nuts cereal in bottom of 5 1/2 oz. serving cup.
  3. Scoop cheesecake mix into large plastic zipper-top bag and slightly angle-cut corner; squeeze cheesecake mix into cups until half full.
  4. Layer 2 oz. blueberries across cheesecake mix, so they are visible through edge of cup. (Reserve extra single blueberries for top.)
  5. Fill cup with cheesecake mix until almost full.
  6. Add 2 oz. mandarin oranges on top in a spiral pattern and add a blueberry center.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining Grape-Nuts cereal.

**** Enjoy the nutritious winning taste of Superbowl Champ Cheesecake! ****

(Optional: Alter the fruits to celebrate the next Superbowl champions!)

Created by :

Abrianna Jaylee Cortez,  Ruby Camille Hawkin,  Linda Robida Reynolds

Belmont Elementary School

Pueblo City Schools  District 60

 

 

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Holiday Apple Spice Yogurt

This recipe comes to us from the students at Heath Middle School in Weld County, who was a winner of the Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest in 2016! Each  school had to work together to create an original yogurt recipe and was entered to win equipment for their school cafeteria. Thank you to Dannon for sponsoring this great contest and to the schools who participated! 

Ingredients:holiday-apple-spice-yogurt

  • 2.5 quarts (10 cups) Dannon Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Apple Cider dry mix
  • 1 (21oz) can Apple pie filling
  • 1/6 cup Brown Sugar

Serving Size: 10

Individual Serving size: 1 ¼ cup

Directions:

  1. Grab a large mixing bowl and add 2.5 quarts (10 cups) Dannon Yogurt.
  2. Open your apple pie filling and use a fork to smash large pieces of apple.
  3. Add the 1 can of apple pie filling to the yogurt and mix well.
  4. Add the cinnamon, apple cider dry mix, and brown sugar and mix until all ingredients have been incorporated into the mix evenly.
  5. Grab a spoon and enjoy with your friends and family by the fire!

Submitted by:

Heath Middle School

Weld County School District RE-6 Greely, Colorado

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The Cat’s Meow – Garlic Chicken Alfredo Pizza

This recipe comes to us from the students at Central High School in Pueblo, who was a winner of the Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest in 2016! Each  school had to work together to create an original yogurt recipe and was entered to win equipment for their school cafeteria. Thank you to Dannon for sponsoring this great contest and to the schools who participated! 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons buttergarlic-alfredo-chicken-pizza
  • 2 ½ teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces Dannon plain Greek yogurt
  • 16 ounces chicken breast
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup fresh spinach chopped in ribbons
  • 15 small cherry tomatoes halved (optional topping)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (optional topping)
  • Salt Pepper to taste
  • One batch of pizza dough

Step by Step Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan melt butter on low heat, stir in 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic, cook garlic until transparent. Stir in milk and remove from heat
  2. Allow to cool for 3 – 4 minutes
  3. Add yogurt and stir
  4. Add Romano and Parmesan cheese
  5. Mix sauce in food processor until creamy
  6. Cut chicken into large dice cuts
  7. Sauté chicken in extra virgin olive oil over medium heat until reaches 165
  8. Add 1 teaspoon garlic and paprika simmer for 2 minutes.
  9. Add chicken to the Alfredo sauce. Mix well
  10. Salt and pepper to taste

Pizza Assembly Directions

Pre heat oven to 450

  1. Using the prepared pizza dough begin topping your pizza
  2. Spread chicken Alfredo sauce evenly over the entire pizza
  3. Sprinkle pizza with spinach, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese
  4. Brush crust with a small amount of olive oil
  5. Bake 12 minutes or until crust is done and the top is bubbly

Note: To modify pour sauce over whole wheat noodles, grate fresh Parmesan and sprinkle fresh parsley on top.

Submitted by:

Central High School

Pueblo City 60 School District

 

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Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients:spinach dip

  • 14 oz (1 can) artichoke hearts
  • 10 oz (1 box) frozen spinach
  • 12 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 c whole fat plain yogurt
  • 8 oz (1 box) softened cream cheese
  • 2/3 c sour cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter an 8 x 8 pan.
  2. Chop up artichoke hearts in food processor.Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip
  3. Mix artichoke hearts with spinach and parmesan cheese in a medium bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix garlic, yogurt, cream cheese and sour cream.
  5. Gradually add the yogurt/cream cheese mixture to the spinach mixture.
  6. Once mixed, spoon into pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and serve.
  8. Suggestions for serving: crackers, toasted bread, carrots, celery, bell peppers, etc.

 

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Hot Chocolate Your Way

This cocoa recipe can be totally customized to what you have at home, what you like best and how sweet you want your cocoa! It is perfect for after a cold winter run or for settling down for a movie any time!

When you make your cocoa with milk, you get all the benefits of milk’s nutrient package – including its ability to refuel your body after exercise! Milk has the ideal balance of carbohydrates and protein, 3 to 4 grams of carbohydrate for every 1 gram of protein, for recovery from exercise. Plus, if you are lactose intolerant, you can make this recipe with lactose free milk!

Ingredients:hot-cocoa

  • 1 cup cow’s milk of your choice – full fat, low fat, lactose-free, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa – more or less if you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar – more or less if you prefer
  • Splash of flavor extract of your choice – peppermint, almond, orange, etc.
  • Sprinkle of seasoning of your choice – cinnamon, ginger, etc.

OR

  • Chocolate milk of your choice
  • Flavor extract and seasoning of your choice

Directions:

In a small saucepan, heat the milk and ingredients over medium heat, whisking to mix everything together and froth the milk a bit while it heats. Once steaming, remove from heat and serve. Be careful not to allow the milk to boil or go over 170 degrees so it doesn’t scald.

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