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Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese Bake

Mac and cheese is a meatless meal that most people love, but how can it be more nutritious? By using whole wheat noodles and adding sweet potato into the cheese ...

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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Savor the season with this warm and comforting soup. The “chips” are produce-packed too, made from carrots! This recipe comes to us from our friends at Produce for Kids. Cooking Tip of ...

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Tomato and Mushroom Pizza with Salad

This delicious pizza is topped with mushrooms and seasoned with thyme and basil, and served with a salad with homemade dressing on the side.

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Spicy Tofu Tacos

Spicy Tofu Tacos

These tacos are filled with crumbled chipotle tofu and sautéed onions. Top them off with some creamy Greek yogurt, cherry tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and jalapeno peppers for some kick! This ...

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Crock Pot Potato Soup

This affordable meal is also a crowd-pleaser! Creamy potatoes meet sweet corn in this recipe from our friend Jodi of Create Kids Club. Check out the Create Kids Club One ...

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Baked Huevos Rancheros

This quick dish is packed with flavor! Eggs provide protein while greens, corn and salsa pack in the veggies. Serve it for dinner or breakfast! This recipe comes to us ...

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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Give the family favorite of mac and cheese a boost with the addition of cauliflower, which is a great source of vitamin C and fiber. This recipe comes to us ...

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Chunky Veggie Chili Soup

Brrrr! What’s better for a chilly day than a nice, warm chili? This recipe comes to us from our friends at Dole. Serves 4 Cooking Tip of the Week: Instead of ...

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Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese

Mac and cheese is a child favorite and go-to holiday comfort food, but many versions are heavy in cheese and pasta and lacking the all-important veggie group. This season, let ...

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Ginger Sesame Veggie Stir Fry

Your favorite veggies and tofu are browned then seasoned with a sauce made from ginger, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil. Toasted sesame seeds add some crunch in this ...

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Pasta and Sweet Peas

Sweet peas add a burst of flavor and whole wheat pasta gives texture to a familiar palette of fresh tomato sauce and cheese. Kids will enjoy mixing in 2 ...

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Red, White and Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Hearty quinoa is paired with sweet blueberries, strawberries and cranberries, balanced by salty pecans and dressed with a tart grapefruit vinaigrette. The whole family will have fun shaping this colorful ...

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Pasta with Cheese and Broccoli Trees

Delicate angel hair pasta is delicious coated in with zesty garlic and salty parmesan cheese in this crowd pleaser. Kids will have fun separating the head of broccoli into florets ...

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Pad Thai

Soft rice noodles are seasoned with shallots, garlic and Thai seasonings before being topped with ground peanuts, bean sprouts and a sprinkling of cilantro. Kids will love squeezing the lime ...

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Moroccan Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Acorn squash is roasted sweet, coupled with hearty grains and spiced with the quintessential Fall flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon. Kids will have fun scooping out the squash and using ...

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Mini Quiche Lorraine

These mini quiches are super easy, lower in calories and perfectly portioned for little eaters. Instead of a pastry crust, the quiches are nestled in little cups made from Swiss ...

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Mexican Pita Pizzas

Tomatoes and refried beans serve as the sauce in these pita pizzas, topped with melted cheese and fresh veggies. Kids will have fun personalizing the pizzas by decorating their pita ...

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Linguini with Peppers and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Sweet roasted grape tomatoes and savory mushrooms lend a well-rounded flavor to this simple pasta recipe. A perfect dish for the first few days of fall, when you’re still enjoying ...

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Lentil Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

Lentils are dressed with a roasted bell pepper vinaigrette and paired with earthy walnuts and tangy feta. Kids will have fun tossing the lentils to coat them in dressing and ...

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Layered Ratatouille

Don’t be afraid to get creative with the presentation of this classic French dish. Featuring purple, red and green veggies, even adults can’t resist experimenting with creative designs when arranging ...

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Lasagna Cupcakes

These mini lasagnas are made in muffin tins with your favorite flavor of ravioli in between layers spinach, tomato sauce and cheese. Kids will have fun squeezing liquid out of ...

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Korean Pancakes

These Korean vegetable pancakes bring together bell peppers, zucchini and green onions with a sesame soy sauce on the side. Kids will have fun whisking together the sesame soy sauce ...

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Kidney Bean, Sweet Potato and Carrot Burger

Nutritious sweet potatoes and kidney beans add substance while fiber rich oats bind and shredded carrots add texture. The end result is a brightly colored, savory-sweet veggie burger. ...

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Japanese Vegetable Noodle Soup

Scallions and fresh ginger spice the broth, while carrots, mushrooms and noodles make a hearty base. Your little chef will love squeezing lime juice into this flavorful soup, served alongside ...

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I Love You So Tortelloni-os

Show your family love by breaking out the cookie cutters for this delicious pasta dinner. Kids will have fun making hearts out of mozzarella, but also learn how to use ...

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Grilled Watermelon Feta Salad

Tangy feta goes so well with fruit it’s no surprise that refreshing watermelon makes a perfect pairing. Kids will have fun whisking the lime dressing together and arranging the ingredients ...

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Green Monster Split Pea Soup

Carrots, zucchini, squash and garlic come together as a lovely vegetable medley, seasoned with cayenne pepper and an optional ham bone to add depth to the soup’s flavor. Your little ...

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Greek Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is quick to prepare and perfect side dish for barbeques. Kids will have fun tossing the pasta to coat it in mustard dressing and crumbling the feta ...

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Gnocchi with Cherry Tomato Sauce

Kids will have fun rolling the gnocchi’s potato dough into long shapes resembling snakes before cutting the dough into bite sized pieces. Cherry tomatoes are sautéed until sweet and paired ...

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Forbidden Rice Fruit Salad

Forbidden rice is a dark, short-grained variety used in Asian cuisine. Lime juice, avocado oil and honey make a delicious tropical dressing for this medley of black rice, mango and ...

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Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad

Fluffy, heart-healthy grain quinoa is dressed with pomegranate balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. Kids will have fun crumbling feta cheese into tiny pieces and whisking the vinaigrette. This recipe comes ...

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Eggs a Go-Go

These veggie-packed egg cups are as delicious as they are portable. Try them for brunch or breakfast-for-dinner. Reprinted from The Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook© by Good Books. Used by ...

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Crisp Greens and Grains Salad

Hearty greens, whole-wheat grains and refreshing veggies come together in this salad which delights the tongue with a variety of contrasting flavors and textures. Adults can prepare their favorite grain ...

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Crunchy Vegetable Burrito Banditos

Mixing up crunchy, healthy, winter vegetables like broccoli and carrots with kid favorites like cheddar cheese and tortillas is a quick and easy way to get a healthy dinner everyone ...

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Chickpea Balls with Tomato Sauce

These chickpea balls are delicately seasoned with coriander, nutmeg and cinnamon before being tossed with tomato sauce and green peas. Kids will have fun mashing the chickpeas and shaping the ...

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Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Protein-packed quinoa meets a bounty of veggies in these munchable stuffed mushrooms. Top it all of with a sprinkling of low-fat cheese for a burst of different flavors in every ...

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Cheesy Lasagna Rolls

This recipe is a really fun twist (literally!) on traditional lasagna. Silken tofu boosts the protein and calcium content of this three-cheese pasta dish. Get ready to dig into this ...

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Help Your Child Eat STEM for Breakfast

When kids get into the kitchen to cook and eat regular meals with their families, they reap many benefits, including a stronger sense of confidence and a greater willingness to try new foods.

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How Monday Family Dinners Can Lead to Family Togetherness & Healthier Life Choices

Want to learn more about the benefits of Kids Cook Monday? Our Partnerships Coordinator, Nara Sandberg, wrote about the evidence showing cooking and eating together as a family has a positive effect on kids’ health, wellness, and performance in school and about our recent Kids Cook Monday event at P.S. 32 in Brooklyn for the Epoch […]

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