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  1. Apple Date Bars
    Recipe Rating: 3.88074

    This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper and her book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children. Afternoon snacks are an important part of every child's day and recipes like this that incorporate fruit and nuts are great to keep on hand. These bars can be baked ahead, cut and frozen in zip-lock bags and kept up to 2 months in the freezer.

    Categories: Snacks, Low Sodium, Vegetarian

  2. Yogurt Honey Health Muffins
    Recipe Rating: 3.71388

    This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper and her book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children. The addition of yogurt not only makes these muffins moist, but helps them stay fresh in an airtight container for up to three days and still taste wonderful. If cake flour is not readily available, all-purpose flour can be substituted. The muffins will be slightly denser, but will taste just as good.

    Categories: Breads and Muffins, Vegetarian

  3. Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Basil
    Recipe Rating: 4.15069

    Enjoy the summer harvest with this delicious salad. Freshly grated parmesan provides the best flavor but experiment with other cheeses like feta, gruyère or Manchego, if you like.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Wheat Free

  4. Quick Whole Wheat and Rye Crackers
    Recipe Rating: 3.87057

    Switching to whole grains provides more nutrients and more fiber, plus they're more filling. These things make them beneficial to overall health and weight control. It can be fun to look for products that contain the variety of whole grains now available. It can also be fun to cook with them! Here's one simple recipe for starters. Later you might find yourself experimenting with different whole-grain flours or adding nuts and seeds.

    Categories: Snacks, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  5. Grilled Veggie and Goat Cheese Wraps
    Recipe Rating: 3.74151

    This is a great recipe for using leftover grilled vegetables. They're wonderful for a summer supper or wrap in waxed paper for picnics or on-the-go.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Vegetarian

  6. Beet and Mint Slaw
    Recipe Rating: 3.56444

    Serve this colorful slaw at summer cookouts alongside your favorite grilled foods.

    Categories: Side Dishes, Dairy Free, Raw, Vegetarian, Fat Free, Low Fat

  7. TLC Sandwiches
    Recipe Rating: 4.00018

    Show your family some TLC with healthy TLC -- Tofu, Lettuce and Cucumber. It's a fun twist on a BLT that is unbelievably yummy, with easy homemade salty, smoky tofu "bacon." For quick lunch assembly, prepare the tofu the day before and refrigerate it in a sealed container. Substitute mashed avocado for the mayo, if you wish.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, High Fiber

  8. Oat-Date Bars
    Recipe Rating: 3.55274

    A basic bar recipe that yields ten naturally sweet, filling snacks for a pittance! Made primarily from dates they're dairy-free and low in fat and sodium, with no added sugar.

    Categories: Snacks, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, Low Fat

  9. Popcorn Trail Mix
    Recipe Rating: 3.48943

    Why didn't I think of that? Satisfying and affordable popcorn adds volume to stretch roasted nuts and dried fruit for happy snacking that all ages will enjoy.

    Categories: Snacks, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian

  10. Chestnut and Wheat Berry Salad
    Recipe Rating: 3.83549

    A healthful and festive salad using rich, nutty chestnuts. Try grapes instead of raisins for a fresh alternative; 1 1/2 cups halved crisp red grapes will do the trick. Make sure to plan ahead and allow time for soaking the wheat berries.

    Categories: Salads, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Low Fat

  11. White Bean and Spinach Salad
    Recipe Rating: 4.00053

    With so few ingredients, this salad is surprisingly substantial thanks to the protein- and fiber-packed white beans. Tender spinach, zippy red onion and a bold Dijon dressing fill out this simple salad that works as a main dish or side. 

    Categories: Salads, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Low Fat

  12. Apple-Cinnamon Oat Squares
    Recipe Rating: 3.06898

    Enjoy these tasty oatmeal squares warm, at room temperature or even cold for breakfast or a snack. Steel-cut oats baked like this will retain much of their crunch; if you’d like softer oats, combine the almond milk and oats in a medium bowl and let soak for several hours or overnight before assembling the bars.

    Categories: Breakfast and Brunch, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

  13. Rainbow Kale Slaw
    Recipe Rating: 4.26739

    Lacinato kale, also known as dinosaur kale, isn't as tough as curly kale and lends itself well to raw salads like this one. This recipe will easily double for a big group or potluck.

    Categories: Salads, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Wheat Free

  14. Mediterranean Crunch Salad
    Recipe Rating: 3.98929

    A quick and easy salad featuring the bold flavors of the Mediterranean.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Sugar Conscious, Wheat Free

  15. Health Starts Here™ Texas Caviar
    Recipe Rating: 3.8897

    This classic from the home state of Whole Foods Market® has many variations but is traditionally a black-eyed pea salad with a colorful mix of peppers and onions. It's a great salad to take to picnics as it travels well and can be served cold or at room temperature.

    Categories: Salads, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fat Free, High Fiber, Wheat Free

  16. Wheat Berry, Apricot and Arugula Salad
    Recipe Rating: 3.65411

    Wheat berries have a slightly nutty flavor and nice chewy texture that makes them a great start to a salad with naturally sweet dried apricots and tangy shallots soaked in apple juice. Make sure to soak the wheat berries overnight to shorten cooking time.

    Categories: Salads, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber

  17. Southwestern Couscous Salad
    Recipe Rating: 4.0483

    A quick, colorful summer side for a barbeque or Cinco de Mayo (add diced jalapeño). It travels well to picnics—and the ingredients travel well to a vacation rental. For a gluten-free version, use cooked quinoa in place of preparing the couscous.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Dairy Free, High Fiber, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Sugar Conscious, Vegan, Vegetarian

  18. Fresh Corn and Zucchini Cakes
    Recipe Rating: 3.87057

    These moist, tender little cakes are an easy and flavorful side dish to serve with simple grilled foods. They're excellent at room temperature, so consider making them ahead and packing them along in your cooler on your next picnic.

    Categories: Side Dishes, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  19. Green Bean Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing
    Recipe Rating: 3.83549

    Goat cheese makes a uniquely tangy dressing for crisp-cooked green beans and sweet raw corn kernels.

    Categories: Salads, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Wheat Free

  20. Cherry-Lentil Salad
    Recipe Rating: 3.94895

    Bring this colorful salad featuring cherries to summer picnics and barbeques. Green lentils cook quickly and stay firm in salads, but you can substitute other types of lentils if you like--just be sure to adjust cooking times and drain the lentils when they are tender but still hold their shape.

    Categories: Side Dishes, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Wheat Free

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