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Recipes

Our proud partners at NIU Campus Dining Services provide monthly food demonstrations for common items found at the Huskie Food Pantry. Learn how to become a Huskie Food Pantry chef by trying a recipe today!

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Ingredients

  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Mix ingredients into a mixing bowl
  3. Once well mixed, scoop into balls on baking tray and bake for 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked turkey meat (cold), chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons light mayonnaise

Directions

  1. Gather ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Enjoy on whole wheat crackers, whole grain pita or atop lettuce to make a great salad

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can of creamed corn
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (optional)
  • Salt and pepper lightly to taste

Directions

  1. Gather ingredients and pour into mixing bowl
  2. Mix ingredients well

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4-cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4-cup parmesan cheese
  • 1-teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Marinara sauce for dipping (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Cut eggplant into fry slices
  3. Mix breadcrumbs, parmesan and Italian seasoning
  4. Dip into flour, then egg, then breadcrumb mixture
  5. Place on baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry rolled, instant, or steel-cut oats
  • 2/3 cup milk or milk substitute (such as almond or soymilk)
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seed, flax seed or quinoa (optional)
  • 1-Tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute (honey, agave, maple syrup, banana or dates or Splenda)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Add your favorite nuts, dried fruit or fresh fruit!

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in a bowl or storage container and mix together
  2. Transfer into a tight fitted jar or storage container
  3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) can of tuna
  • 1 cup finely chopped red peppers
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise or mustard (as a healthier alternative)

Directions

  1. Gather ingredients and mix in a mixing bowl
  2. Serve and refrigerate

Ingredients

  • Yogurt (plain, Greek, or low sugar)
  • Fruit (berries, apples, raisins, etc.)
  • Grains (granola, oats, or cereal)

Directions

  1. Add layer of yogurt to a cup and place fruit on top of it
  2. Add another layer of yogurt and top with grains