No-Bake Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

When hungry kids come calling, having a stash of these no-bake energy bites in the fridge will have you feeling like a super mom! Packed with oats, dried cranberries, pistachios, peanut butter and flaxseed, with a touch of sweetness from the maple syrup, these granola bites will help fill kids up and keep hunger at bay until dinner. Recipe created...

Rainbow Italian Pasta Salad

This recipe is sponsored by Pero Family Farms. All opinions are our own. Brighten up your menu with this easy rainbow pasta salad tossed in a homemade Italian vinaigrette. Fresh veggies like Pero Family Farms® mini sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers offer the right amount of crunch that’s topped with fresh Parmesan cheese. When it comes to pasta salads,...

Coconut Lentil Curry

This creamy coconut lentil curry is the perfect dish to cozy up to but is also light enough to serve as an easy side dish. Lentils are a great plant-based source of protein and this recipe is both vegan-friendly and cooks in one pot for easy clean-up! When you think of curry dishes, you probably think hot and spicy but...

Charli’s Easy Homemade Salsa

If there’s one thing our Jr. Chef Charli knows, it’s how to make a delicious salsa. She keeps the ingredients simple – tomatoes, sweet peppers, onion, cilantro, lime juice and garlic salt – which all gets blended together in the food processor for a restaurant-style salsa you can’t help but dip into again and again. No food processor? You can...

Vegetarian Bibimbap Bowls with Gochujang Soy Sauce

Bibimbap (pronounced bee-beem-bahp) is a traditional Korean dish made of rice, vegetables or kimchi, and a sauce like gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce or doenjang (fermented soybean paste). Often, these bowls are topped with a fried egg or sliced meat. This vegetarian version skips the meat, but it can easily be added if you prefer. Don’t let the name...

5 Ways to Turn Eat Smart® Chopped Salad Kits into a Meal

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Eat Smart®. All opinions are our own. Have you ever picked up a bagged salad at the grocery store and thought, I could probably make something delicious with this? Okay, maybe you don’t think of yourself as an experimental chef, or are just too exhausted working from home while helping your kids navigate distance...

Pizza Pasta Salad

Your favorite pizza toppings in a fun pasta salad! This pizza pasta salad is easy to throw together using your favorite toppings like pepperoni, olives, tomatoes and onions. Combined with a zesty Italian dressing, this pasta salad will have you reaching for an extra spoonful.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Pizza Pasta Salad - Your favorite pizza toppings in a fun pasta salad! This pizza pasta...

Microwave Mug Pizza

How fun is it that kids can make these individual-sized pizzas all on their own, or for the little ones, with just a bit of help? With minimal ingredients, this microwave mug pizza is sure to become a staple kids lunch idea. Kids can even customize with their favorite pizza toppings like peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and pepperoni. Recipe and photography...

Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Oooey gooey brownies with a good nutrient profile?! Yes, please! These double chocolate brownies are so good it's hard to just have one. They are oil-free and contain no flour. How is this possible? Black beans! This ingredient might sound odd, but black beans are a fantastic flour replacement, making this recipe gluten-free and giving it an extra boost of protein. This...

Vegan Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad

Classic Chinese chicken salad goes plant-based with this delicious vegan recipe. This pasta salad is packed with mini sweet peppers, mandarins, green onions, spinach and carrots, then tossed with a sesame ginger dressing and topped with Chow Mein noodles for added crunch.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad - Classic Chinese chicken salad goes plant-based with this delicious vegan recipe. This pasta salad...