It’s that time of year again—back to school. Soon, the weeks will be filled with after-school activities and homework. And if you’re already tackling fractions and pronouns with your kids, why throw spinach into the mix too? There are unexpected and creative ways to sneak veggies into meals without sacrificing flavor. Here are some great recipes to kick off the school year on the right track.
Everyone’s favorite comfort food gets a healthier update with low-fat Greek yogurt and reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese. Garlic and cauliflower provide added nutrition. Fresh cauliflower makes it delicious and sneaks in veggies for the kids.
You can’t go wrong with this classic Italian pasta. Plus, tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil are famous for their heart-healthy benefits. Top it off with some grated parmesan—and get a dose of protein and calcium.
This gluten-free vegetarian recipe is a one-pot meal loaded with veggies—bell peppers, zucchini, corn, and tomatoes. Plus, quinoa is packed with protein and black beans are loaded with fiber. Top it off with a slice of avocado for a burst of potassium, fiber, and the good kind of fatty acids.
This dish is perfect for busy weeknights and these easy wraps boast tons of flavor with onion, jalapeno, garlic, and salsa. Plus, boneless chicken breasts score high on protein and low in fat.
When time is running short, but appetites are not, a pressure cooker and meal starter can save the day. Use ground turkey instead of traditional ground beef to cut down on fat. With tomatoes, onions, garlic, and celery, this rich pasta sauce is loaded with vitamins and nutrients.