Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Cheddar Cheese Fish Crackers

Makes about 3 cups crackers We think homemade snacks are the best snacks, and these cute little fish are too good to pass up. We added a bit of whole wheat flour and went light on the butter to make these a bit more virtuous, but no less delicious—in fact, […]

Allergen Friendly, Sauces, Dressings & Condiments, Side Dishes

Cranberry Applesauce

Makes 2 pints Cranberries and apples are a perfect match, and this cranberry applesauce brings these sweet and tart flavors together for your Thanksgiving table, Fall lunchboxes, or just an afternoon snack. This sauce is simple and brightly flavored, but you can add spices, like cinnamon, or even some grated […]

Allergen Friendly, Salads

Creamy Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings We don’t like to dumb food down for kids, but we also know that sometimes kids are picky. So this plant-forward (vegan, in fact!) pasta salad is just a good starting point. The tangy chickpea dressing is creamy like mayo, but packed with protein. Add […]


Kale, Cashew, and Cranberry Pasta Salad

Makes 4 to 6 portions This pasta salad is great cold or at room temperature (a gift from the meal prep fairies), but it’s just as good hot, if you don’t have time to give it a good chill. Ingredients 12 oz whole wheat penne 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 […]

Family Fun

Make it Yourself: Cheddar Cheese Fish Crackers

If we had to pick our favorite category of food, it would probably be snacks. And here’s why! Snacks can be sweet or savory (or both at the same time!). They can be taken on the go and enjoyed during your favorite activity, like taking a hike, hanging out with […]

Family Fun

Snack Sushi

Sushi is generally an outside food, meaning we eat it outside of the house when someone else makes it for us. And for a lot of reasons, this is generally a fine practice. Good sushi fish can be hard to find and hard to store. Plus, who even knows how […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Spiced Roasted Almonds

Makes 2 cups These are the perfect recipe to make in bulk at the beginning of the week for a good mid-afternoon desk snack. The spices are really more of a suggestion, so experiment with what you like best. Add chipotle chile powder for a smoky kick, or garam masala […]

Main Dishes

Spinach and Jack Quesadillas

These veggie-filled quesadillas are quick, easy, and simple, but feel free to add whatever ingredients you like best. Try bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms (we’d cook them first!),  or even grilled shrimp or rotisserie chickens. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 12 cups (lightly packed) spinach leaves 1 […]