Pork & Pumpkin Chili with Greens

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Love chili but bored of the same old, same old? Feeling adventuresome? Pair this chili up with cornbread and enjoy the discovery that healthy eating doesn’t need to be bland. Tip: If you can’t find mustard greens, any sturdy, dark green will work. Try collards or chard or spinach instead.

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Curried Squash & Apple Bisque with Leek

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This recipe yields approximately 1½ quarts of soup, and it’s very flexible. If you don’t have squash, carrots make an excellent substitute. You can skip straining the soup to up the fiber content and also increase the yield. Serve with a light salad of mixed greens tossed with the Avocado Vinaigrette found in Guiding Stars’ […]

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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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Oat Milk

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Oat milk is a dairy-free, nut-free alternative to regular milk. It’s easy to make from scratch and inexpensive. Store for up to 4-5 days in the fridge, and keep in mind that it may need to be shaken before use.  

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Thing 3’s Favorite Smoothie

Thing 3s Favorite SmoothieThree Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

Your kids might look askance at a plateful of strawberries, banana, and spinach, but pureed together with some nutritious yogurt and a bit of ground flaxseed, they’ll love the result.

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

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This lunch is designed to be packed with flavor and quick to make. Ditch your routine sandwich for something with a little more pizzazz for a packed lunch that you can look forward to.

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Cucumber Guacamole Salad Wraps

Cucumber Guacamole Salad WrapsThree Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

Avocado is a filling food to include in a vegan wrap. Paired with the components of guacamole over greens, it’s a refreshing summer sandwich you’ll return to again and again.

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