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Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Child Care Centers

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Recipes for 25 servings

The recipes in the cookbook feature foods both children and adults should consume more of: dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains. All of these healthy recipes are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium. With fun names like Porcupine Sliders, Smokin' Powerhouse Chili, and Squish Squash Lasagna, these kid-tested, kid-approved recipes are sure to please children and be an instant hit!


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Whole Grains
Porcupine Sliders
Chick Penne
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Porcupine Sliders (Grand Prize Winner)Chic' Penne (1st Place Winner)Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (2nd Place Winner)
Aztec Grain Salad
Chicken Alfredo with a Twist
Chicken Curry Casserole
Aztec Grain SaladChicken Alfredo with a TwistChicken Curry Casserole
Oodles of Noodles
Peppy Quinoa
Rainbow Rice
Oodles of NoodlesPeppy QuinoaRainbow Rice
Stir-Fried Green Rice, Eggs, and Ham (Turkey Ham)
Stir-Fried Green Rice, Eggs, and Ham (Turkey Ham)  
Dark Green & Orange Vegetables
Tasty Tots
Central Valley Harvest Bake
Stir-Fry Fajita, Chicken, Squash, and Corn
Tasty Tots (Popular Choice Award)Central Valley Harvest Bake (1st Place Winner)Stir-Fry Fajita Chicken, Squash, and Corn (2nd Place Winner)
Bok Choy Wrappers
Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap
Harvest Delight
Bok Choy WrappersCrunchy Hawaiian Chicken WrapHarvest Delight
Roasted Fish Crispy Slaw Wrap
Smoking Power House Chilli
Squish Squash Lasagna
Roasted Fish Crispy Slaw WrapSmokin' Powerhouse ChiliSquish Squash Lasagna
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew  
Dry Beans and Peas
Tuscan Smoked Turkey and Bean Soup
Lentils of the Southwest
Confetti Soup
Tuscan Smoked Turkey and Bean Soup (1st Place Winner)Lentils of the Southwest (2nd Place Winner)Confetti Soup
Eagle Pizza
Fiesta Mexican Lasagna
Fiesta Wrap
Eagle PizzaFiesta Mexican LasagnaFiesta Wrap
Harvest Stew
Purple Power Bean Wrap
Spanish Chickpea Stew
Harvest StewPurple Power Bean WrapSpanish Chickpea Stew
Vegetable Chili Boat
Vegetable Chili Boat  
Page updated: June 12, 2024