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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Garlic White Bean Dip

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Roasting brings a sweet note to the powerful flavor of garlic which shines in this simple dip. Mix up the fresh herbs to star your favorite flavors. Serves with whole wheat pita bread or fresh veggies.

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Mango-Jicama Guacamole

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If you’ve seen jicama in the store and shied away from it, this recipe is the perfect excuse to give it a try. Similar to a potato, this root adds nutrition and flavor to the smashing combination of mango and avocado.

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Roasted Jalapeño & Lime Hummus

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The heat of jalapeño peppers is balanced in this southwestern-inspired hummus by zesty lime. Serve with your favorite Guiding Star-earning tortilla chip or cut veggies. This would be an excellent recipe to serve with jicama sticks. Tip: Take care while working with hot peppers: their oils can burn if you rub your eyes or touch […]

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Spreadable Peaches

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This “cheater” jam uses a blender, gelatin, and canned peaches to produce a tasty spread that’s perfect for your favorite whole-grain toast.

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Pico De Gallo

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Pico de gallo is an excellent garnish for all manner of dishes. Use it anywhere you would use fresh salsa, or, for that matter, use it to swap out the bottled salsa in your life. Whether as a snack topping for chips or a little extra vegetable on a taco, it’s a great recipe to […]

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White Bean & Pine Nut Dip

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Try this nutritious dip with toasted pita bread or your favorite vegetables. It’s the perfect option to send in bento-style lunchboxes for a hands-on kids’ lunch and it works just as well as an appetizer at an elegant cocktail hour. Just pre-spread the dip on the toasted pitas and top directly with chives for a […]

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Pomegranate Dressing

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Dressings are the main culprit when it comes to taking a healthy salad and hampering its nutritional benefits. With this simple, light vinaigrette, you can enjoy a delicious salad with full flavor knowing that your vegetables are dressed for nutrition success.

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