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Scrumptious, Simple Pasta

by in Recipe Reviews

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There’s nothing wrong with falling back on pasta for a family dinner, especially when you reach for the whole grain options at the store. (The more Guiding Stars, the better!) This easy dish pairs quick-cooking angel hair with chicken cutlets (also quick to cook) for a flavorful meal that’s not a hassle to get on the table.

Scrumptious, Simple Pasta

Family Soup

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With the chill creeping back into the air, hot soup is on the menu again. And when you’re trying to get the family together for a meal, soup is often a quick and comforting option that’s easy to pack tons of veggies into. Your entire family will love this sweet and lightly spiced soup. Pair with a little chicken on a side salad to round out the meal.

Family Soup

Sandwiches!

by in Recipe Roundup

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Hot, cold, wrap, or taco: sandwiches come in a lot of shapes and sizes, and they’re all fantastic. Whether you want an easy-to-eat packed lunch or a finger-food dinner, there’s just something deeply satisfying about tasty fillings wrapped in bread. Here are a few recipes to indulge your sandwich craving…responsibly.

Sandwiches!

Nom-Worthy Meatless Tacos

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up one ounce of flavor. That’s where stir-fried tofu comes in: it picks up flavors like you would not believe, and balanced with the sweet crunch of cabbage and carrot, this taco is a flavor powerhouse…no meat required.

Nom-Worthy Meatless Tacos

Smoky Pork, FTW

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Pork tenderloin is a fantastic choice for sandwiches. It’s cheaper per pound than your average deli meat, cooks up in a jiffy as roasts go, adapts itself beautifully to a huge range of flavors, and tastes great cold. And because you’re cooking it yourself, you can control the flavors and the amount of salt. It’s a win-win-win-win-win sandwich filling, and this is the perfect recipe to start playing with it.

Smoky Pork, FTW

A Good Soggy Sandwich

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Pan Bagnat means “bathed bread,” and it refers to the fact that this sandwich is designed to soak up all of the oily goodness of the dressing. It doesn’t get soggy from too much liquid, though: the idea is to use just the right amount of liquid and press the sandwich overnight for a tender, moist culinary experience that invalidates mayo’s raison d’être. Because it’s intended to sit for a long span of time, it’s the perfect sandwich to include in any lunchbox. And if you swap the tuna with a vegetarian option like mashed chickpeas, you don’t need to be as concerned about food safety on a warmer day.

A Good Soggy Sandwich

Back to School Shopping: Lunchtime!

by in Our Dietitan

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A new school year means new gear that goes beyond school supplies to lunch time. Check out the latest tools that ensure your child’s lunch is as cold or as warm as it should be to guarantee your student enjoys a nutritious, balanced and safe lunch. Please remember that unless the foods you are packing are shelf stable (meaning you store them in your pantry or on your counter) you need to maintain their proper temperature (less than 40 degrees for cold foods and greater than 140ºF for warm) until lunch.

Back to School Shopping: Lunchtime!