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 or family size recipes. You can see some of these recipes below, but there are more! Currently, we are in the process of updating the recipes, so that all recipes will be available in both quantity and family size.

Quantity Recipes for Schools

Family Size Recipes

Recipe Booklet for Kid’s Classes

(download first, then print double sided on 4 pieces of paper to create booklet)

Submit recipes for schools – click here for guidelines

Awesome Bean Burger

This burger was named by a fifth grader! It also goes by the name of Happy Burger. It’s full of black beans, sweet potatoes, oats, and spices. It’s easy to make and it freezes well, so you can always have some on hand for students wanting a plant-based entree, or at home. They also taste great cold as a snack.

Fiesta Mexican Lasagna

This is the first recipe we made in Ithaca, in partnership with Moosewood Restaurant, and middle school students. Instead of noodles, corn chips are substituted. You can also leave out the corn chips and serve the chips seperately to dip in Fiesta Mexican Dip!

Golden Chinese Croquettes

These delicious croquettes are served with orange ginger sauce. They take a little more labor than most recipes, but can be served occasionally as a special treat. They’re fun to make at home!

Ms. Patel's Rajma & Rice

This recipe with the flavors of India was developed by… Ms. Patel! Ms. Patel is a teaching assistant and after school teacher at an Ithaca elementary school. This recipe is very easy to make, and the per serving cost is about .35 cents! Kids love it.

North African Red Lentils

This incredibly delicious recipe comes together quickly with lentils and vegetables simmering together in a fragrant, spicy sauce. Couscous is tiny pasta, not a whole grain.

Moroccan Beans & Greens

Taste the enticing flavors of a far away land. This delicious kidney bean recipe includes spinach, orange juice, ginger, and other spices.

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