Arugula Pesto Cavatappi with Cherry Tomatoes

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Although you can also use whatever pasta you have on hand, cavatappi’s corkscrew shape is perfect for holding on to a fresh pesto and pairing with cherry tomatoes. Arugula brings a spicy, musty bite to pesto. If that’s not your sauce, feel free to swap in your favorite leafy green or herb. Tip: The color […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Cucumber Bites

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Serve this cool cucumber combination as a snack or appetizer. Both kids and adults will enjoy its fresh texture and satisfying flavors. It’s easy to prepare, and perfect for helping kids learn about nutritious snacking.

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Mediterranean Chicken Pita

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Homemade tzatziki elevates this recipe from basic, good sandwich to basic, great sandwich, but if you’re in a hurry, store-bought will do the job.

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pinwheels

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These pinwheels are a fantastic way to serve wraps for kids, or to create a nice appetizer at a party. If what you’re after is a simple, delicious wrap for your own lunch, just skip the slicing and tuck the wrap into a sandwich container to go.

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Colorful Veggie Slaw

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There’s nothing quite like a bright burst of color to make a plate more appealing and make veggies look enticing. This slaw is a minor variation on a cookout classic—test it in place of your old family recipe at your next summer shindig.

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Candy Corn Parfait

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There’s no candy or corn in this tasty fruit and yogurt parfait, but it packs a great flavor. Don’t feel stuck in a rut with the suggested fruit, either! Any yellow or orange fruit will have the same gorgeous effect, so play around with what your family likes.

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Monster Muffins

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The spinach in these muffins is not enough to give the muffins a vegetable flavor, but it does impart a little extra nutrition and a brilliant green color. They are lightly sweet and cinnamon-y, and your kids will love them.

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