Barley and Lentil Soup
Lentils add a filling, lean protein to this tasty, warming soup. Consider making extra to store in the fridge for up to 4 days. You may need to add extra liquid when you reheat.
Mexican Vegetable & Beef Skillet Meal
Try this tasty cheesy hamburger and vegetable meal with an added kick!
Boiled Chinese Dumplings
Boiled Chinese dumplings are delicious and fun to make. If you're feeling adventurous, try a dumpling making party--your kids will love it! These dumplings are traditionally served for the Chinese New Year.
Bow Tie Pasta with Zucchini Sauce
Get the kids involved by helping grate the zucchini. They will love to help make a delicious meal for your family!
This delicious smoothie is loaded with calcium, potassium, Vitamins C, D and A. It's a nutrient powerhouse!
Bell Pepper Salad
An array of assorted bell peppers makes for a delicious and healthy side dish, snack or meal!
Instead of deep-fried, fast-food chicken nuggets try this baked version. Kids can't resist them!
Baked Cauliflower Tots
Kids enjoy making these delicious tots. Serve them as a snack, side dish or appetizer.
Apple & Celery Harvest Salad
Celery adds a delightful crunch to this seasonal apple salad. It's low in calories and high in flavor!
A classic favorite, this popular dip is made with common pantry ingredients. A 1/2 serving is only 90 calories!
Tofu with Broccoli
Tofu cooked until golden brown and sauteed broccoli served in a scallion soy sauce makes for a quick, delicious meal. Serve with brown rice.
This skillet is sure to become one of your family's favorite meals. It's quick and easy to make and loaded with flavor!
Blueberries have antioxidants and are a good source of fiber, while the oat topping provides whole grains.
"Mock Potato" Salad, with Cauliflower
This cauliflower salad is lower in calories and carbs than traditional potato salad, and is delicious!
Italian Roasted Snap Peas
This dish celebrates the flavor and crunch of snap peas with a tasty Italian zest.
This traditional Middle Eastern salad is delicious, easy to make, and is a good source of Vitamins A & C and fiber.
Fresh tomatoes with jalapeno peppers, onions, and lime make this dish a light and easy summer time treat.
This tasty soup has a generous amount of vegetables in each serving: onions, potatoes, carrots, zucchini!
Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Onions
Mix the sweet flavor of apples with Brussels and onions in this hearty blend!
Baked Mozzarella Sticks
This delicious finger food is popular for any age group. Use this recipe to prepare a healthier version that are baked and not fried!
White Chicken Chili
This recipe will be a hit with your family; it's got enough spice for flavor, but not so much that it turns off the younger kids.
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Not your average muffin, these treats are loaded with pumpkin and cranberries.
Lemon Garlic Spinach
Spinach is a great seasonal ingredient and this recipe highlights its great flavor!
Adding a sweeter veggie like carrots to pancake batter is a great way to add more nutrients, fiber, and energy to a breakfast!
Cabbage Stir Fry
This recipe is quick and easy to make, and is a good source of fiber and Vitamin C. Serve with brown rice.
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Winter squash brings great flavor to this healthier version of homemade mac and cheese!
Breakfast Burrito with Salsa
Starting your day with healthy delicious dish. And you can add whatever veggies you have in your hand.
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Red Cabbage
You and your family will love this colorful and delicious side dish!
Skillet Green Beans with Peaches
Get in some of your fruits and veggies for the day with this awesome combination of peaches and green beans.
Try this refreshing salsa as a side or a topping. It has the perfect balance of spicy and sweet!
Peach and Carrot Smoothie
Kids love this peachy-keen smoothie which sneaks in a colorful and nutritious vegetable-carrots!
Garden Sloppy Joes
Add your favorite veggies and your favorite meat to create your own version of this kid-friendly meal.
Mashed Turnips and Potatoes
Turnips add a new taste to traditional mashed potatoes. Try it--you'll like it!
Farmers Market Salsa
Make this fresh salsa as spicy as you like! The black beans make for a filling side dish!
This colorful, nutritious dip is delicious with sliced vegetables such as carrots, celery or jicama.
Roasted Beet Salad
Beet is a good source of iron and folate. Roasting beet is a good way to warm up the cold season.
Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Maple Syrup
This fun and sweet way to enjoy Brussels is sure to be a hit at your family's dinner table!
Asparagus, Feta and Couscous Salad
This elegant yet simple salad is lovely on its own or as a complement to a main course.
Southern Okra Bean Stew
This stew has both beans and rice, making it a complete protein! Very hearty stew that can be a complete meal on a cool day.
Easy Red Beans and Rice
Using leftover rice, canned beans & tomatoes, this classic one-dish meal can be ready in less than 30 minutes!
Butternut Squash Risotto
Butternut squash adds a nice splash of color and nutrition to this recipe. Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamin A & C, as well as a good source of fiber and potassium.
Cheesy Bean Dip
This flavorful dip was developed by students from Holt High School, as part of the "Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge." Serve it with vegetables sticks or whole wheat pita wedges.
Apple & Fennel Salad
Apples and blue cheese are a lovely match in this fennel-laced salad recipe dressed with a tangy cider-vinegar dressing.
Collard Greens with Black Eyed Peas & Tomatoes
This dish is delicious and packed with nutrients. Add hot sauce or chilis to spice it up!
Greens with Carrots Julienne
Try the sweet taste of carrots contrasted with kale in a yummy soy sauce marinade!
Honey Mustard Green Beans
Use green beans that are canned, frozen, or fresh to make this delicious snack!
Nutty toasted wheat germ and tangy dried apricots give these muffins a homey, satisfying flavor.
Curried Potatoes with Red Lentils
This tasty vegetarian curry dish will definitely be a new family favorite!
Roasted Beet Borscht
These roasted beets with tomato sauce taste really great with yogurt on the side!
Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup
Don't be afraid of the pumpkin in this recipe! Pumpkin purée is full of nutrients and is a good substitution for cream to thicken soups!
Italian Stuffed Peppers
Bell peppers are in season now. This recipe is loaded with nutrients and tastes delicious!
Almond Rice Pudding
Almonds are a good source of healthy fats, fiber and protein. Using brown rice will also include more whole grains in your diet.
Baked Kale Frittata
This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and is loaded with nutrients. Try it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Zest up oatmeal with a mix of healthy fall flavors and spices for a delicious, nutritious harvest breakfast!
Beef & Vegetable Soup
Looking for a fast meal? Try this hearty stew featuring canned broth and vegetables.
No-Crust Cauliflower Quiche
Get all the flavor and nutrition of traditional quiche without the extra fat and calories from the crust!
Serve this relish recipe—full of nectarines, corn and fresh tomatoes—as a wonderful accompaniment or put some in a pasta salad as a mayonnaise substitute.
Orange Glazed Carrots
This dish is loaded with Vitamin A and is a low-cost and yummy way to eat more veggies.
This tasty wrap features a fall favorite-apples! Shake up the kid's lunches by sneaking this fruity favorite in.
Spaghetti squash is a delicious & nutritious substitute for pasta noodles. Try it with your favorite pasta sauce!
Garlic Scapes Pesto
Try this delicious recipe using garlic scapes available at your local farmers market!
This delicious and versatile dish can be used as a main course or side dish for any meal of the day!
Pumpkin and White Bean Soup
This delicious and easy to cook soup is is high in fiber, vitamin A and protein.
Chunky Black Bean Dip
This quick, easy to prepare dip makes a great snack or healthy lunch when served with vegetables!
Fall Favorite Lentil Stew
Try this delicious stew with a dollop of plain fat-free regular or Greek yogurt. This recipe will warm you up on a chilly evening!
Fried Green Tomatoes
Got green tomatoes? Before you throw them out, take a look at this tasty recipe.
Spring Green Salad
Brighten up your salad with spinach and strawberries straight from the Farmers Market or your garden!
Asian Noodles with Peanut Butter Sauce
Frozen veggies add a nutritious, delicious bite to this dish.
Broccoli Rabe Frittata
This unique combination of broccoli, rabe and turnips is sure to delight in this light spring frittata!
This healthy casserole is a great week day dinner that is sure to satisfy! It requires only a few ingredients but includes a variety of vegetables and a serving of whole grains.
Arroz Con Pollo
"I made this one night after work, the rice was the most flavorful rice I have ever had. My family ate it up. I will make this again."
This traditional Louisiana Creole dish is nutritious and delicious! Spice it up by adding extra cayenne pepper!
Pasta with Roasted Vegetables
This dish is very flexible as you can use summer squash or winter squash depending on the season.
This recipe is versatile so you can mix it up by using different vegetables every time!
Purple Vegetable Pancakes
You can be creative by using any kinds of vegtable that on your hand to make this dish.
A southwest trip for the tastebuds, this soup is full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Shallots
This easy side dish combines the natural sweetness of caramelized shallots with the earthiness of Brussels sprouts, a fall favorite.
Roasted Delicata Squash
Roasting intensifies delicata squash's flavor. Seasoned with rosemary and maple, this recipe's great with pork or turkey.
Japanese Simmered Squash
This is a Japanese style sweet and savory squash recipe, and squash is a good source of vitamin A & C. Nice warm dish of simmered squash will be perfect for a dinner.
Berry Frozen Yogurt
Naturally sweet and refreshing, this simple frozen yogurt is a perfect healthy treat for a hot summer day.
A popular dish in the American South! We like this dish for its comforting flavor and typical pantry ingredients.
Orange Rice Salad
This is a great way to incorporate three food groups: grains, fruits and vegetables.
Corn, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad
This refreshing mixture can be served as a salad, topping or salsa!
Potato Kale Frittata
This delicious frittata is a nutritious one dish meal and a real crowd pleaser!
This is the traditional take on this Middle Eastern dish--it's loaded with nutrients such as protein, fiber, iron, and magnesium, and is a delicious snack served with sliced vegetables or whole wheat pita.
Full of calcium and bananas, these parfaits are healthy enough for breakfast and yummy enough for dessert.
Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadillas
Whole wheat tortillas give the classic quesadilla a healthy twist.
Glazed Rutabagas & Potatoes
The delightful combo of rutabagas and potatoes with a light glaze is sure to brighten up a meal!
Sautéed Kale with White Beans and Garlic
This delicious dish is a nutrition powerhouse, and easy to make.
Baba Ganoosh (eggplant dip with tahini: ground up sesame seeds) is a popular Middle Eastern dip and a good source of fiber.
Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie
This yummy smoothie is loaded with protein, fiber and potassium, and is quick and easy to make!
Garden Vegetable Cakes
These mouth-watering patties packed full of vegetables take the cake in terms of flavor and color over other burgers!
Green Beans with Potatoes
Bite-sized potatoes and green beans taste great cooked together with herbs and spices!
Tamari Roasted Pecans
These roasted pecans are a healthy snack choice. Eat them by the handful, or add them to salads for a delicious crunch!
This nutritious soup is a great way to add in some seasonal vegetables while also getting some delicious whole grains!
This Southern inspired dish is traditionally eaten at New Years and thought to bring a year of prosperity and good luck. This Hoppin' John recipe is not only lucky, but also nutritious and tasty any day of the year!
Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Sweet potatoes add a colorful, nutrient-rich topping to a classic favorite.
Winter Squash and Black Bean Chili
This is a delicious healthy and hearty low cost chili. It will warm you up on a cool fall evening!
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
This is a delicious, low-calorie and vegan- friendly savory side dish that the whole family will enjoy!
Colorful Rice Salad
This delicious and versatile salad may be used as a side dish or a one dish meal.
Enjoy this healthy snack by dipping your favorite veggies or baked tortilla chips. And it takes only 20 minutes to prepare!
Peanut Butter Balls
Kids love these easy, fun and healthy snacks... and chickpeas play a starring role!
Black Bean Burgers
Missing summer barbecues? Try these inexpensive, flavorful, and protein-packed black bean burgers!
Yummy Eggplant Lasagna Rolls
This low-carb version of lasagna is a great way to get some of your daily veggies in!
Corn, Bell Pepper and Tomatillo Soup
This delicious and easy to make soup highlights the flavors of the southwest, and features the smoky flavor of roasted bell peppers.
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
This tangy Mexican salsa features roasted tomatillos, jalapeño peppers and fresh herbs. Serve with baked tortilla chips and vegetable sticks or try this as a dressing on your salad!
Southwestern Stuffed Potatoes
These kid-friendly stuffed potatoes are easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser!
Massaged Kale Salad
This salad is delicious, easy to make, is loaded with nutrients, and keeps for days in the fridge. Dress up this salad with fruit and roasted nuts for a flavor powerhouse!
Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries and Bulgur Salad
Try this yummy spin on Mediterranean food using a variety of veggies, fruits, nuts, and more!
Chicken Cabbage Stir-Fry
Make your meal more creative with a quick and warm dish of chicken cabbage stir-fry
Baked Fish and Vegetables
Vegetables are a fiber rich addition to this protein dish helping you feel full and satisfied.
Early Garden Pea Soup
This tasty soup is quick and easy to prepare, and your kids can help you make it!
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew
Try this unlikely combination that couples the flavor of sweet potatoes with savory black beans and Swiss chard.
This southwest influenced omelet is hearty enough for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
Tangy and aromatic, celeriac (or celery root) has long been a staple in French cooking. Here, it's combined with parsnips and potatoes for a lovely side dish.
Try this delicious and nutritious fun party food. The tuna makes for a protein filled snack!
Oodles of Noodles
This delicious, nutritious recipe was developed by staff and students as part of a healthy school lunch challenge.
Squish Squash Lasagna
A delicious dish with layers of whole-wheat lasagna noodles, butternut squash, and spinach, all nestled under part-skim mozzarella cheese
Vegetable Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce
Vegetarian enchiladas filled with butternut squash, peppers, and pinto beans are a hearty lunch or dinner option for any weekday! Tomatillo sauce adds a rich and tangy flavor to this classic dish.