FoodWIse Friday Recipes

FoodWIse advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.

Programs like this are beneficial to families in our community, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Our educators use resources, such as MyPlate, as a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:

  • Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
  • Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
  • Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
  • Support healthy eating for everyone.

Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations (like the COVID-19 Pandemic), preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count.

FoodWIse Coordinator, Stephanie Bakker and educators, Deborah Leonard (Iron County) and Sarah Tarkington (Ashland and Bayfield County) would like to share some weekly, healthy recipes that are pantry and budget friendly! Check out the FoodWIse Friday Recipes below, which we will be updating weekly.


You know the saying, “Don’t play with your food!” Well, in the FoodWIse world, we like to encourage playful, hands on learning.
The featured recipes of the week include some fun, nutritional recipes that you can make with your children or grandchildren. And the best part? Children can use their imaginations as they prepare and eat it!

Check out the recipes below:

Veggie Stop Lights
Yogurt Parfait
Celery Sailboats

This will be our last FoodWIse Friday Recipe post for awhile, as our FoodWIse team is shifting gears to start school programming this fall. Stay tuned to this website or our Extension Iron County Facebook page for upcoming programs and resources. If you have any questions, feel free to call 715-561-2695.

Fresh Corn & Tomato Salsa 8/21/20
Zucchini Pizza 8/21/20
Italian Stuffed Peppers 8/21/20 

Cucumber Dill Salad 8/14/20
Cucumber Hummus Boats 8/14/20
Cucumber Yogurt Dip 8/14/20

Blueberry Muffins 7/7/20
Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil 7/7/20
Squash Salsa 7/7/20
Zucchini Coleslaw 7/7/20

Zucchini Bread 7/31/20
Zucchini Fritters 7/31/20
Caprese Salad 7/31/20

Cucumber Blueberry Salad 7/24/20
Fruit & Feta Salad 7/24/20
Citrus Salad 7/24/20
Honey Mustard Dressing 7/24/20

Berry Banana Popsicle 7/17/20
Berry Ice Pops 7/17/20

Smokey Mustard-Maple Salmon 7/10/20
Fish & Vegetable Packets 7/10/20
Chimichurri Sauce 7/10/20

Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits 7/3/20
Pea Pod Veggie Snacks 7/3/20

Berry and Greens Smoothie 6/26/20
5-Easy Fruit Infused Water Recipes 6/26/20

Rhubarb Leather 6/19/20
Rhubarb Muffins & Rhubarb-Strawberry Crumble 6/19/20

Garlic Roasted Radishes 6/12/20
Best Practices for Community Gardeners During COVID-19 6/12/20

Roasted or Grilled Asparagus Recipe 6/5/20
Ode’imin Salad Dressing/Marinade 6/5/20

Oven Pancake 5/29/20
Berries 5 Ways 5/29/20

Bean Dip 5/22/20
Stay at Home Tips: How to include meat and other proteins for healthy eating on a budget 5/22/20 
Veggie Dip 5/22/20

Go-Further Burger (5/15/20)
Turkey Burgers (5/15/20)

Stay at Home Tips – Making the Most of Leftovers (5/8/20)
Vegetable Frittata (5/8/20)
Grain Bowls (5/8/20)

Honey Milk Balls (5/1/20)
Black Bean Burgers (5/1/20)

Slow Cooker Pork Chili (4/23/20)
Soul Healthy Corn Bread (4/23/20)

Meatball Soup (4/17/20)
Chickpeas and Spinach Saute (4/17/20)

Be sure to check back for more recipes next week!

Stephanie New

Stephanie LaPointe Bakker

FoodWIse Coordinator
Ashland, Bayfield & Iron Counties


Deborah Leonard
50% FoodWIse Educator

Iron County


VACANT – Position will be posted soon. 

Ashland and Bayfield Counties