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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.

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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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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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Stromboli USDA

Stromboli makes an easy kid favorite! Filled with mozzarella cheese and turkey ham and seasoned with an Italian spice blend of thyme, marjoram, oregano, and basil this recipe is perfect for a pizza day!

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Sous Vide Carnitas Torta

Toasted hoagie rolls are filled with seasoned pork, pepper jack cheese and lettuce. Spicy carrots are served on the side and can be added to the hoagie for additional flavor!

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Toasted Cheese Sandwich USDA

You can never go wrong with a toasted cheese sandwich! This oven-baked sandwich is crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle. Pair this classic with some tomato soup and you’ll have kid-favorite!

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Spinach and Tomato Grilled Cheese

Mozzarella and cheddar cheeses are seasoned with an Italian blend and sandwiched between two slices of whole grain bread along with fresh tomatoes and spinach. Kids will enjoy this warm, flavorful sandwich!

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Asian Tuna Burger USDA

Albacore tuna is mixed in with onions, peppers, bread crumbs and spices to create a delicious burger. Once cooked this burger is best served on whole grain roll with lettuce and tomato.

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