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Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna

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This simple lasagna recipe is packed with veggies and calcium-rich dairy. Cooking it in a slow cooker is a great way to prepare a healthy home-cooked meal on a weeknight. This recipe comes to us from our friends at Produce for Kids.

Cooking Tip of the Week: No-boil lasagna noodles are a great time saver, but you may need to add extra liquid to your recipe since the noodles will absorb it. Check the package for a recommendation on adding water or additional sauce to the recipe.

Food for Thought: This recipe calls for sweet onions, which have a pleasant, sweet flavor that kids love! Sweet onions are typically white or yellow and have a flattened (or squished!) look. White onions are the strongest tasting, so they’re best when cooked, while red onions are best for eating raw in salads or guacamole. When in doubt, just go with yellow onions, they’re all-purpose!

Family Dinner Conversation Starter: If you could have dinner with any person in the world, who would you pick?

Visit The Kids Cook Monday for the full recipe for Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna.

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Sticky Teriyaki Chicken

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It will only take you 10 minutes to make this marinade. Then while the chicken is marinating for an hour, you can start the brown rice cooking, make a salad, play Go Fish, set the table and feed the hamster. Fifteen minutes before dinner time pop the chicken under the broiler, light the candles and hide all the cell phones. Ring the dinner bell…

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Grilled Zucchini with Herb Marinade

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Zucchini packs an herbal punch with this sharp marinade, balanced by a hint of smoke from the grill. Kids will have fun shaking the zucchini with its marinade in a zipped up bag. This recipe comes to us from Andrea Meyers of Andrea’s Recipes.

Visit The Kids Cook Monday for the full recipe for Grilled Zucchini with Herb Marinade.

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Sunday Soup

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Sunday soup…doesn’t that name make you smile? Try saying it with a frown. Impossible! The other reason it should make you smile is it is the perfect way to use up those vegetables languishing in your fridge, making you feel guilty for not having used them yet…

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Fresh and Fruity Summer Porridge (Bircher Muesli)

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Porridge is not just for winter! Here is a cool, tangy, creamy, fruity, porridge for summer.

Mix raw rolled oats, yoghurt and fruit. Spoon it into pretty glasses or mason jars. Pop them into the fridge overnight so all the flavors get to know each-other.

Good Morning! Today you have time to have breakfast in the sun or just toss a mason jar to-go into little hands and big hands as they run out the door…

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