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Super Slaw Salad

This colorful mix of veggies provides a power punch high in nutrients and antioxidants, especially vitamins A and C which have been shown to improve well being and longetivity. The Super Slaw Salad is great with any meal and is an easy way to get in your vegetable servings in for the day.  Try this amazing salad now, it will not disappoint!

Roasted Red Potatoes

Roasted red potatoes are deliciously seasoned with garlic and grated parmesan cheese which makes this a wonderful addition to any entrée. The recipe is low in sodium, saturated and trans fat and a good source of fiber which makes this a healthy dish for your family.  Another way to improve the nutrition quality for this recipe is to visit a local farmers market and purchase local red potatoes.  By purchasing local, the produce is picked at the peak of freshness and it has been minimally processed.

Rainbow Crunch

Last Spring, District #833 had its very first Healthy Recipe Contest and the Rainbow Crunch Salad was one of three finalists. This salad is full of flavor and provides a nice blend of textures.  Besides the great taste and texture, it is very appealing to look at.  It provides a variety of colors from green, orange, purple and red which makes this a healthy dish everyone would want to try!  

Marinara Sauce

Two years ago, Nutrition Services developed a homemade marinara sauce in an effort to find a more nutritious option than processed sauce. The district's central kitchens at Cottage Grove Middle and Lake Middle Schools make nearly 400 gallons a month of homemade sauce.  Cook up and serve with warm breadsticks or cheesy bread - just like school!  Your students will thank you!

Warm Pears with Homemade Granola

December is National Pear Month and the pear recipe is worth sharing this winter season.  Pears are a good source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber. The warm pears with homemade granola dessert combine a pleasant mix of flavors with the subtle taste of the pears, the dried cranberries are tart and there is a hint of sweet from the homemade granola. The ingredients in this recipe make it a delicious and healthy dessert or any occasion. Try substituting pears in one of your favorite apple recipes!

Apple Crisp

October is Apple Month and a great way to celebrate apples is baking some homemade Apple Crisp. Apple Crisp is a tasty and easy dessert to prepare in the fall when apples are in season, especially local apples. The Apple Crisp recipe is low in fat and sodium and a good source of vitamin C and fiber. Enjoy this dessert with any meal.  

Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup this winter.  It is an easy to prepare soup with wonderful flavor making this a popular comfort food when it is cold outside. The kids love it at school and it will be a sure win at home too.  What makes this soup even better is it is lower in sodium than soups you find on the store shelves and it tastes good too!

Happy Trails Southwest Chicken Soup

This is one of our made from scratch recipes and we are happy to share it. The soup is rich in nutrients and flavor making it very appetizing. It is low in fat, saturated fat and is a good source of fiber. It is a great recipe to make when time is limited and you want something nutritious.     

Pumpkin Muffin

Here is another fun fall recipe just in time for Thanksgiving. The pumpkin muffins are delicious and can be served as either a muffin square or muffin. Pumpkin can be used in many dishes ranging from savory to sweet. Some creative ways to add pumpkin to your home menu is to try roasting with other squash or root vegetables or add diced pumpkin to soups or stews.  

Healthy Granola

With the holidays coming upon us, what is better than making a homemade gift from your very own kitchen? Try making homemade granola with your family it is easy and fun. Add dried fruit for color or nuts for added protein and fiber. The homemade granola will look great in a clear bag with a ribbon or in a jar.