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Simple & Quick Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Nov. 19, 2019

Simple & Quick Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Turkey, ham, or tofurky—the main Thanksgiving dish is fairly standard for most families. However, if you’re looking for new ways to “wow” your family this Thanksgiving, say no more! We have a variety of simple and delicious side dishes on our Saladmaster recipe website that you can choose from and prepare.

7 Healthy Foods to Eat
Nov. 12, 2019

7 Healthy Foods to Eat

Every year, certain foods that were once on the “good list” have been moved to the “bad list” and vice versa. However, there are some reliable, consistent foods that if we use them in our meal planning we can trust we’re on the right path.

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Healthy Back to School Recipes & Tips

Easy & Delicious Ways to Prepare Kid Friendly Meals

Capris Frittata

When it’s back to school time and hunger strikes, it’s always a good idea to have handy meals and snacks ready for busy family mornings and after-school cravings. Scroll to the end to see Saladmaster recipe videos and check out these tips below to help make daily meal planning easier and healthier!

9 Tips for Back to School Meals

1. Stock up on hearty vegetables
Shop for seasonal vegetables that also resist wilting and serve them as raw finger foods. Try carrots, cucumber, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, zucchini, summer squash and bell peppers.

2. Try travel friendly fruits Excellent choices are berries, melon, apple, kiwi, banana, cherry tomatoes, clementines or oranges.

3. Fill up on whole grains that are high fiber. Experiment with different varieties of whole grains, like tortillas, whole grain bread, couscous, rotini, rigatoni, penne or rice vermicelli.

4. Explore varieties of protein choices. Putting leftovers in your lunch or breakfast can add protein to your meals. Pre-shred your own cheese, or have extra hard-cooked eggs in the fridge, along with leftover chicken, roast, turkey, fish or seafood.

5. Consider meatless alternatives. Vegan cream cheese and dairy free cheeses are lower in fat and calories. Other flavorful meatless favorites are bean dips, hummus, edamame, spinach, avocado, tofu, tempeh, olives, lentils, chickpeas, black beans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or quinoa.

6. Go nuts with salads, pasta, sandwiches and wraps.  For those without nut allergies, nuts can be deliciously easy toppings for salads or pasta. Try slivered almonds, walnuts, cashews, pine nuts, peanuts or pecans. For sandwiches or wraps, try using nut butters with banana, carrots, celery or cucumber.

7. Boost nutrition by adding vegetables to sandwiches and wraps. Add a refreshing layer of cucumber, tomato, bell peppers, mushrooms, sprouts, or shredded carrot.

8. Add flavor with herbs, spices, dressings, sauces or zest. Season your meals with sauces or herbs, such as barbecue, sriracha, teriyaki, mayonnaise, soy sauce, mustard, pesto, marinara, garlic, chives, scallions, basil, cilantro, or lemon zest.

9. DIY - Make your own homemade trail mix. Create your own blend of banana chips, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, pretzels, dried fruit, or cereal (wheat squares, oat, kamut or rice puffs).

These healthy food choices will add convenience and variety to busy kids diets to help power them through their hectic school schedules. Tell us what you like, and feel free to leave a comment if you have any to add to our list!

Hungry for more? Check out these Saladmaster recipes!

Breakfast ideas
Apple Crumble
Sweet Potato Hash with Chorizo Sausage
Caprese Frittata
Coconut Oatmeal
Breakfast Burritos
Green Goddess Smoothie

Wraps
Chickpea Salad Romaine Wraps
Southwestern Lettuce Wraps
Vegetarian Sandwich Wrap
Quickie Quesadillas


Salads & Dips

Mexican Bean Salad
Rainbow Fruit Salad
Homemade Hummus
Edamame Hummus

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