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Walnut Cinnamon Quinoa


Kids love delicate, heart-healthy grain quinoa, especially when it takes on the familiar flavors of honey and cinnamon. Soaking the quinoa in warm water with yogurt makes it irresistibly fluffy, but if you don’t have time, simply cook the quinoa according to package directions and top each serving with the walnuts, cinnamon and honey. This recipe comes to us from Kristi Arnold, The Veggie Converter.

Visit The Kids Cook Monday for the full recipe for Walnut Cinnamon Quinoa.

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Join the Food Day Twitter Conference 10/24


Tomorrow is Food Day, and we’d like to invite you to join the #FoodDayChat conversation on Twitter about food justice, public health, food policy and more. Five hours, five topics on Friday October 24 from 12pm-5pm ET. This online event is hosted by @FoodDay2014.

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Quick Fix: Soup with Greens; Tuna Ceviche


Here are a couple more quick fix dinner ideas, dishes you could probably throw together with items already in your kitchen.

First, try this Quick Soup with Greens: In your soup pot sauté some onions and plenty of garlic, add a small handful of white rice or quinoa, simmer in stock for 15 minutes, add chopped greens, simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until the grains are very tender. Serve with grated Parmesan and a squeeze of lemon. Easy, and delicious!

Or how about Tuna Ceviche? Simply drain canned tuna (packed in water), toss with lots of lime juice, diced red onions, tomatoes and cilantro, and then serve on a bed of shredded lettuce or cabbage topped with tostada shells or tortilla chips.

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5 Ways to Get Involved on Food Day


Friday is Food Day 2014. Here are five ways you can participate:

1. Attend a Food Day event — Check out the Food Day national map and plug in your zipcode to find details about Food Day events near you.

2. Join the #FoodDayChat Twitter Chat — 5 hours, 5 topics–a conversation about food justice, public health, food policy, and more. This online event is hosted by @FoodDay2014, 12-5pm ET on October 24. Follow and use hashtag #FoodDayChat to participate.

3. Thunderclap — Register your social media account for the #FoodDay2014 Thunderclap to add your voice to support real and just food for all. The more people who sign up, the bigger the impact!

4. Food Literacy Quiz — Share the Food Day Food Literacy Quiz and encourage your network to take it on Food Day.

5. #FoodDayPlate — Participate in the #FoodDayPlate contest on social media by sharing a photo of your healthy or sustainable meal on Food Day! Use hashtag #FoodDayPlate to participate.

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