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Steaming Vegetables: Techniques to Improve Food Quality

Steaming is a healthy and common vegetable cooking technique in school kitchens. Small changes to cooking and holding techniques can greatly improve the quality of steamed vegetables served during school meals, which can increase visual appeal and consumption.

Grains

Porcupine Sliders

These mouth-watering turkey burgers are made with the right amount of spices and a burst of sweet cranberries and served on small whole-grain rolls. Watch children delight in the flavors of this healthy burger alternative.

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Dark Green

Chic’ Penne

This multi-grain pasta dish is bright and fun with fresh broccoli, chicken, and melted cheese that is sure to please.

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Blazin’ Buffalo Ranch Wrap

Simple and fun to make, these healthy wraps are made with chicken-free strips and flavorful wing sauce. They will quickly become a favorite vegetarian option on your menu.

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Cheezy Boats

A crunchy tortilla bowl baked to profection, with delicious nacho cheese! This recipe is ideal for breakfast or a snack.

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Fruit

Breakfast Sushi

Tortilla wraps with nut butter, bananas and granola are a perfect way to get the morning started. Cut into small sushi pieces, this fun new take on breakfast will have the kids smiling from ear to ear!

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Grains

Egg Salad Sandwich USDA

Kids will devour this egg salad sandwich – a delicious mix of hard-cooked eggs, celery, onion and spices, served between two slices of bread. A classic!

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Greek Salad Wraps

Local tomatoes add stand-out flavor to this healthy portable salad. The recipe was tested by Lynn Petrowski, Food Service Director for the Middleborough Schools, who said it won’t get soggy, because there was only 1/2 cup of salad per wrap. Better yet, it moved fast!

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