Healthy Climate-Friendly Recipes
We have developed a number of recipes, all of which have been kid-tested and approved. These recipes are healthy for kids (and adults) and healthy for the planet, too. Our recipes have been developed in partnership with Moosewood Restaurant, Candle Cafe, with individuals who work in the Ithaca City School District who are originally from other countries, and through a recipe contest with the finals held at the James Beard House in New York City. You can click on the following links to get quantity recipes for schools, family size recipes, and a recipe booklet for kid’s classes and cooking at home. Currently, we are in the process of updating the recipes, so that all recipes will be available in both quantity and family size.
Family Size Recipes
We are excited to present our completely updated recipes. Many of these recipes are already served in schools across the United States. Our next project is updating all of the Quantity Size recipes, and there will be a quantity size recipe created for every recipe in this Family Size Recipe document. These recipes are not only for families to enjoy at home but can be used by foodservice professionals to determine which recipes they’d like to offer on school menus, for the cooking section of Family and Consumer Sciences classes, and in after school cooking classes. Enjoy!
Quantity Recipes for Schools
Quantity size recipes are designed for schools – they fulfill the USDA M/MA component requirement of the lunch meal. We are in the process of updating and expanding our quantity recipes. The link above is for those recipes which have been updated, but it is not yet our entire collection. The old collection is here. Once we complete our quantity recipes, there will be a corresponding recipe for each recipe that is in our “Family Size Recipes” below.
Toolkits for Schools: Recipe Flyers, Serving Line Signs, and Resources to Promote Recipes
Click here to find flyers, posters, and serving line signs to promote our recipes in your school. Other resources are coming, including recipe specific announcements for your PA system and more.
Recipe Booklet for Kid’s Classes & Cooking at Home
(Download first, then print double-sided on 4 pieces of paper to create booklet.)
The recipes at this link are for a family sized healthy holiday meal. With over 70% of health conditions caused by lifestyle choices, the consumption of animal products one of the top causes of climate change, food justice issues, and the suffering of animals, these recipes are perfect If you are considering creating new holiday traditions. We hope you will enjoy these recipes as much as we do!
Submit recipes for schools – click here for guidelines
Examples of Delicious, Earth-Friendly Recipes to Serve in Schools
Awesome Bean Burger
Fiesta Mexican Lasagna
Golden Chinese Croquettes
Ms. Patel's Rajma & Rice
North African Red Lentils
Moroccan Beans & Greens
Black Beans & Plantains on Rice
The Whole Enchilada
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