Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pumpkin and chocolate are a wonderful combination, especially when paired with that classic fall spice combination. Lightly sweetened with dates, these cookies are delicious and keep the sugar in your treats low.

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No-Bake Pecan Carrot Bars

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If you have a spiralizer, you can use the ricing option to make carrot “rice” as an alternative to grating the carrots. Play around with the balance of nuts, nut butters, and dried fruit to make it your own. Look for nut butters that have one ingredient (nuts!) and dried fruit that is either unsweetened […]

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Bountiful Bruschetta Boats

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Turn that garden bounty into a refreshing and lovely meal by using cucumbers as a serving base for a delightful bruschetta-like topping. This recipe was shared with Guiding Stars by Evie Clark as part of the Guiding Stars Associate BBQ “Stars on the Side” Recipe Contest. Tip: This recipe will look fresher made with white […]

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Rainbow Spring Rolls

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Bring an explosion of color to your table with a flavor that your friends and family will find irresistible. The gorgeous array of vegetables will show through the translucent rice papers for a lovely dish that you’ll be proud to show off.

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Simply Smooth Hummus

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Use the freshest lemon juice for the best possible flavor. To peel the chickpeas, pinch them between your fingers until the flesh pops out of the skin. It goes faster than you might think and is worth improved texture.

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Fruit Salsa

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Developed to work with the resources available to a public school lunch program and specially designed to appeal to kids, this fruit salsa is a healthy and tasty snack ideal for serving to any group of kids. Serve it up at your next classroom party or send it with your kids as a mid-day snack—either […]

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Homemade Snack Bars

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Kids will love this homemade snack bar and you can send it with them to school, confident that the fiber, protein, and heart-healthy fat will keep them full and energized to help them focus on learning and playing all day long. Tip: Prep these over the weekend and use for snacks throughout the week.

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Vegan “Cheesy” Chips

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Kale chips are one of the latest health crazes, and with the tasty sauce baked to powder on these, you’ll be happy to leave less nutritious snack food behind. Nutritional yeast provides the classic cheese flavor and cashew paste provides a creamy burst of protein. If you don’t eat them all fresh from the oven, […]

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