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What’s For Lunch?

What’s For Lunch?

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With the school year in full swing, your kids may already be getting tired of the same lunch options. Here is a simple lunch idea and a few tips from local dietitian, Marissa Martorana, RDN to get your kids eating healthy!

Cracker Stacks
Ingredients: 6 round crackers, 2 slices low sodium lunch meat (cut up), 1 slice of cheese (cut up)
Recipe: Layer meat and cheese slices on top of crackers.
Serve with: sliced bell peppers and cucumbers, pita chips and hummus.
Nutrient highlights: protein, vitamin c,  calcium

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Healthy Family Recipe: Baked Chicken and Vegetable Pasta

Healthy Family Recipe: Baked Chicken and Vegetable Pasta

Baked Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Serves: at least 6 Ingredients: 1 package of organic, boneless skinless chicken strip tenders (about 5-6 tenders) 4 cloves of garlic, diced 2 zucchinis, quartered 2 big handfuls of fresh, washed spinach 1-28 oz. can of organic, unsalted crushed plum tomatoes 2 cups cooked whole wheat fusilli (spiral) pasta ½…

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Made Over Banana Muffins

Made Over Banana Muffins

Why the makeover? By reducing the amount of added sugar, we are teaching our taste buds how to adapt to less sweetened food. By combining whole wheat flour with regular flour, we are adding in fiber and protein, while still providing a palatable muffin. By adding nuts, we’re adding in more fiber, healthy fats, and…

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Crazy Kale Smoothies

Crazy Kale Smoothies

With the summer heat, a refreshing and healthy smoothie might be the perfect snack after a day of camp or day at the beach.  This recipe is from our Healthy Family Recipe columnist, Marissa Martorana who is a South Bay based dietitian. Crazy Kale Smoothies Yields: approx. 4, 10 oz cups Before you dismiss the…

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Healthy Family Recipes-Refreshing Summer Taco Salad

Healthy Family Recipes-Refreshing Summer Taco Salad

Refreshing Summer Taco Salad: Serves (at least) 4 Ingredients: 1, 16 oz package of lean ground turkey 1 cup frozen corn Dash of : salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder 1 head of romaine lettuce, washed 1 can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed 2 roma tomatoes, diced ¼ cup reduced fat colby jack…

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Healthy Family Recipe: Rosemary Chicken

Healthy Family Recipe: Rosemary Chicken

Editor’s Note: I am so pleased to introduce a new column to What’s Up for Kids which will include Healthy Family Recipes from a local South Bay dietitian. We hope this helps families find a few new healthy recipes to help with that endless question, “What’s For Dinner?”  Rosemary Chicken: Serves (at least) 4 Tip: Prep…

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Easy Halloween Treats

Easy Halloween Treats

Even the very youngest cooks can get in on the fun with these super-simple Halloween goodies! Tangerine Pumpkins For each pumpkin you will need: • 1 Tangerine/Cutie/small orange of your choice • 1 piece of celery • A knife sharp enough to cut the celery into small pieces Cut the celery into pieces approximately ½…

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Watermelon Juice to beat the Heat

Watermelon Juice to beat the Heat

Did you know that July 24th is National Drink Watermelon Day?  With the hottest weeks of summer coming up, try new ways to enjoy a summer favorite. Many more fun and delicious recipes can be found at the Watermelon Board website and Facebook page provided below. Watermelon Juice A great snack that will help you…

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