Picante sauces|Put a little spark in your meals

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 14, 2009

With busy school schedules and after-school activities, family life these days can become an even bigger balancing act than ordinary. Parents now face less time to get dinner on the table and the same old meals easily become routine. And before you know it, you’re stuck in a cooking rut.

To get out of this rut, why not try perking up your meals with a picante sauce — an easy twist to add veggies, texture, flavor and kick and get your dinners ready in no time.

Pace makes a great picante sauce, and offers today’s simple tips and easy recipes guaranteed to bring a little excitement back to your family’s mealtime.

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For breakfast

Spoon scrambled eggs or egg whites onto a warmed, whole wheat, flour tortilla. Add diced, cooked potato, crumbled bacon, cheese and picante sauce. Fold the tortilla around the filling and you’ve got a fast and delicious way to start the day.


For lunch

Adding picante sauce to perk up a lunchtime salad is a flavorful, lowfat alternative to creamy dressings. To make a quick dressing, just mix 1/2 cup of picante sauce with 1/4 cup of your favorite vinaigrette and use the dressing to top your salad greens.


For dinner

You can turn ordinary dinner dishes into something “yummy” by adding flavorful ingredients. One easy way to do that is by adding salsas and picante sauces, such as those from Pace Foods. With the twist of a lid you can add veggies, texture and lots of flavor to chicken, beef, veggies and seafood.


For more simple recipes and serving suggestions, visit pacefoods.com


Note: Picante is a Spanish word meaning prepared in such a way as to be spicy.

Having a sauce typically containing tomatoes, onions, peppers and vinegar.