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Strawberry lemonade drink paired with pepper chicken and rice entree for lunch. Photo by Vanessa Saenz.

Strawberry lemonade drink paired with pepper chicken and rice entree for lunch. Photo by Vanessa Saenz.

BY VANESSA SAENZ

STRAWBERRY SPIKED LEMONADE

Ingredients: per glass

3 strawberries

3 ounces lemon juice

4 tbsp sugar

6 ounces water

2 ounces vodka (optional)

How-To:

  • Muddle strawberries

  • Add lemon juice, sugar, vodka and water

  • Stir until sugar dissolves

  • Top with ice and garnish with lemon slice

For non-alcoholic drinks:

  • Add 8 ounces of water to the mix

                

PEPPER CHICKEN AND RICE

 Ingredients:

1/3 cup rice

1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast

1 green/red bell pepper Toasted sesame seeds Cooked rice

How-To:

  • Combine rst three ingredients in a large bowl, add diced chicken, let stand 15 min.

  • Heat skillet, cook chicken until done, sautee peppers

  • In small saucepan, bring leftover sauce to a boil, brush over chicken and peppers    

  • Serve on rice, sprinkle sesame seeds

 

For a fun snack or dessert you can make Arnold Palmer popsicles. Photo by Vanessa Saenz.

For a fun snack or dessert you can make Arnold Palmer popsicles. Photo by Vanessa Saenz.

ARNOLD PALMER POPSICLES

Ingredients:

1 black tea bag

3 tbsp sugar

2 cups lemonade

How-To:

  • Steep tea bag in 1 1/2 cups of hot water for 4-5 min., add sugar and 1/2 cup of lemonade

  • Cool for 10 min.

  • Fill popsicle molds halfway with sweetend tea, freeze 30-40 min.

  • Repeat step 3 with lemonade, freeze 30 min.

  • Insert sticks, freeze until solid