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Snacking Saturday – Sweet Potato Blueberry Bar

Basket of Bars

Basket of Bars to Begin the Picnic Season

As the weather turns warm our picnic basket is starting to call. My taste buds have wandered back to my post on healthy school lunches for an addition to a gluten-free brownie recipe I stumbled on this week. This recipe went together quickly and makes for a sweet new combination of flavors to ride along in the picnic basket with gluten-free brownies!

Recipes for Healthy Kids

Voting is still open through the month of May

The USDA is hosting a contest for school lunch programs around the country to encourage healthier options that can fit within school district budgets. 340 recipes were submitted ranging from bean soups to whole grain pasta salads to tasty tater tot alternatives.

Ingredients

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10 March 2011 Dinner News – School Lunch

Vote Now!

Healthy Kids Recipe Website Front Page

Popular Choice voting is now open

To promote economical healthier options in US school lunches the USDA is hosting a recipe competition for programs that participate in the National School Lunch Program.  Teams consist of at least 4 people (school nutrition professional, chef, student, and a community member) and submit recipes that can be made in a commercial school kitchen following NSLP guidelines in one of three categories – Whole Grains, Dark Green and Orange vegetables, or Dry Beans and Peas.

The top 30 will be used in a cookbook to be published in December 2011. The top 15 semi-finalist will be visited by the judging panel for an on site presentation of their recipe(s) as part of a regular food service.  The finalist will compete head to head in a cook off at a date to be announced.

Voting is now open for the popular choice at – Recipes for Healthy Kids – until May 15, 2011.

The USDA has also created the Chefs Move to School program helping Chef’s and schools connect for a better school lunch.

Give a change a chance!

300+ submission are listed in addition to the semi-finalists.  All recipes provide both 6 and 50 serving ingredient lists. Here are some suggestions for substitutes of some American classics that both adults and kids can enjoy:

Legumes

Eagle Pizza (Oklahoma) – Tostada, bean and veggie “pie”.
Panelle Fries (Florida) – Baked bean flour alternative to french fries.
7 Bean Veggie Chili (Connecticut) –  Served with pita and sour cream.

Vegetable

Berry Delicious Salad (Wisconsin) – In season fruit, chicken, and poppyseed dressing.
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7 March 2011 Dinner News – Hawaiian Volcano

Kilauea Volcano
Pu’u O’o crater floor collapses

Digging a pit and cooking a whole Kalua pig in the backyard may not be practical, but thanks to the wonder of the internet you can find scaled down dishes to bridge the distance and share both celebration and common daily Hawaiian dishes at home.

Hawaiian Dinner You Can Make At Home

Discuss the volcano gods over dinner at your house tonight

(Lomi lomi, kalua pig & mac salad @ Ogo’s – Some rights reserved by kylehase)

The Meal

Entrée

Hawaiian or Mainland Laulau (Aloha Friends Luau)

Chicken, pork and fish wrapped in ti, luau or banana leaves and steamed.

Kalua Pig in Slow Cooker (allrecipes.com)

No pit in the backyard required!

Side Dishes

Lomi Lomi Salmon (Tyler Florence, Food Network)

Do you like lox on your bagels? That’s the best question I can think of to describe if this recipe is for your family.

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