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.
We are in the process of updating and expanding the quantity recipes. There is an error in the amount of pasta in Pasta Fagioli. The recipe should read 6 pounds of pasta. We expect to publish the new quantity size recipes no later than May 15th, 2021.
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.
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!
(Download first, then print double-sided on 4 pieces of paper to create booklet.)
Examples of Delicious, Earth-Friendly Recipes to Serve in Schools
Awesome Bean Burger
North African Red Lentils
Moroccan Beans & Greens
Black Beans & Plantains on Rice
This is our version of this hearty traditional Latin American dish, created for us by the former Candle Cafe in New York City. This is a favorite that has been served in New York City Schools.
The Whole Enchilada
This delicious take on the enchilada includes shredded or cubed butternut squash, kidney beans, and salsa. It’s delicious in the fall or any time of year!
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