One of the most fun things about Halloween for lots of kids (and adults!) is the gross-out factor. The season can be full of delight without letting candy steal the spotlight when you give kids plenty of room to play with their food.
Halloween, and fall for that matter, should be pumpkins all the way down. This savory pumpkin-bean dip is fantastic with veggies and whole grain crackers, and will put a smile on the face of even your most reluctant veggie eaters.
This cook-off winning chili will easily feed a family of four for two nights, or a family of two for most of a week. Bake a big dish of Pumpkin Cornbread to go with it, and your family will smile when you lasso them for dinner.
If you want a quick-cooking, flavorful, comforting dish with great nutrition, and which both makes a huge batch and is just as good (if not better) the next day, you may feel like you’re looking for a unicorn. You’re not. You’re looking for this fresh-as-anything dal.
This recipe is easy to scale up or down for a crowd, and since it’s designed to take advantage of pantry staples like pasta and sauce, it’s the perfect recipe for dinner in a pinch.
Chili is a fantastic, inexpensive dinner to feed a big family, or a small family for a couple of meals. It reheats wonderfully for leftovers. This recipe, made for a slow cooker, couldn’t make dinner any easier if it tried.
This slaw is colorful and delicious, and with the inclusion of sunflower seeds and cheese, it’s the perfect dish to include in a kid’s lunchbox to know they’re getting a nice collection of nutrients to see them through the day. Serve with their favorite whole grain crackers–it’s fun, tasty, and kid-friendly-weird spooned up on crackers.
Little pita pockets are the perfect bread for school sandwiches. They’re easy for small hands to handle, and allow a great bread-to-stuffing recipe so you know your little muncher is getting plenty of veggies and protein with every bite of bread. This easy salad is packed with flavor and sure to please.