Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Introduce your kiddos to Mediterranean flavors with this 10-minute Greek Orzo Pasta Salad. Easily change up the recipe with different veggies & dressings! Photography by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Greek Orzo Pasta Salad - - orzo (cooked according to package directions), tomato (chopped), cucumber (chopped), frozen peas (thawed), chopped baby kale, chickpeas (drained, rinsed), Kalamata olives (halved),...

Dinosaur Lunch

Lunchtime can be an adventure for little minds. Get creative with a set of cookie cutters and plating and watch kids gobble up their lunch. For this Dinosaur Lunch, a clementine becomes the sun, a little ranch dressing for the clouds, and broccoli for grass and trees for your dino sandwiches to eat![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Dinosaur Lunch - - ripe banana, peanut butter,...

Caprese Zoodle Salad

This no-cook noodle salad is so easy to throw together for a quick and easy lunchbox. Replacing regular pasta with zucchini noodles, or zoodles, adds an extra dose of veggies! Photography by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Caprese Zoodle Salad - - olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, zucchini, NatureFresh™ Farms Greenhouse Tomatoes (halved), small mozzarella balls, chopped fresh...

Broccoli Cheese Crustless Quiches

Who’s says breakfast can only be in the morning? Pack these broccoli cheese quiches in your child’s lunchbox for a fun way to eat mid-day! Leftovers can also be wrapped up and stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Broccoli Cheese Crustless Quiches - Who’s says breakfast can...

Pear & Salmon Lettuce Wrap Appetizers

Serve up this elegant and delicious appetizer at your next celebration. With only 4 ingredients, these Pear & Salmon Lettuce Wraps will wow guests. The recipe is easy to assemble and can be made up to two hours ahead of time and covered with plastic wrap until ready to serve. Recipe and photography courtesy of Sage Fruit. [wpurp-searchable-recipe]Pear & Salmon Lettuce...

Peanut Butter Celery Snails

How cute are these snails? Get the kiddos in the kitchen to assemble these adorable apple and celery snails for a fun snack! Recipe and photography courtesy of Crunch Pak.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Peanut Butter Celery Snails - - celery stick, peanut butter, Crunch Pak® apple slice, caramel dip, mini chocolate chips, mini pretzel twist (curves carefully cut or broken off), Fill celery with...

Minted Spring Mix, Dark Sweet Cherries & Cantaloupe Salad

Get a taste of summer with this salad. Fresh greens, sweet cherries, cantaloupe and mint combine for a light and refreshing dish. Recipe and photography courtesy of Sage Fruit.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Minted Spring Mix, Dark Sweet Cherries & Cantaloupe Salad - - cranberry-cherry juice, white wine vinegar, lemon (juiced), olive oil, minced fresh mint, Sage Fruit® Dark Sweet Cherries (pitted, halved), spring mix salad...

Fresh Pear and Baby Green Salad

This salad will be a fall favorite in your house! Topped with pears, grapes, walnuts, dried cranberries, blue cheese and a homemade dressing, it pairs nicely with any meal. Recipe and photography courtesy of Sage Fruit.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Fresh Pear and Baby Green Salad - - apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, baby greens, Sage Fruit® Red D’anjou...

Bacon, Apple & Cheddar Quesadillas

Kids will love the sweet and savory combo of these quesadillas! This recipe is packed with 14g of protein to keep little ones fueled through the school day or soccer practice. Recipe and photography courtesy of Crunch Pak.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Bacon, Apple & Cheddar Quesadillas - - Crunch Pak® apple slices, whole wheat tortillas, shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese, bacon (cooked), Spray large skillet...

Debunking Meal Planning Myths

As a self-taught meal planner, I first started learning about meal planning when I had a toddler and a new baby. I needed to figure out a way to prepare and serve food that was good for us but not spend a ton of time shopping or cooking it as my time was limited. I’ve shared many of my tips...