How to Plan the Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we know that you are always looking for fun and creative ways to celebrate in your schools! What better of a way to celebrate than by serving a Thanksgiving themed meal to your students.

Here's some ideas to help you get ready!

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13 Healthy School Cafeteria Recipe Cookbooks That Rock!

Coming up with new, healthy recipes for school cafeterias can be challenging to say the least.  Fortunately, many states and organizations across the country have developed cookbooks full of nutritious recipes school kids will love.

Here are 13 of our favorite school cookbooks that feature plenty of locally sourced ingredients and flavors from around the globe:

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Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Schools

Are you looking for school recipes that are both nutritious and kid-approved?  The Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbook, launched in September of 2013 as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, features a collection of healthy and flavorful recipes selected from the Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition back in 2010.

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100 Healthy School Meals from Project Bread

Project Bread is a non-profit organization based in Boston, MA that strives to “bring a fresh approach to ending hunger”. With a dedicated group of public educators, thought leaders, nutrition professionals, and loyal donors, Project Bread has grown to become a huge player and catalyst in the fight for ending hunger.

One of their primary initiatives is providing schools with resources that help them serve healthy meals to our students every day. In Project Bread’s Let’s Cook Healthy School Meals Cookbook, they generously provide 100 healthy, satisfying, kid-approved recipes for schools across the nation.

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School Lunch Recipe: Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Looking for a little bit of spice to heat up the school kitchen? Check out our school lunch recipe for Quinoa Enchilada Bake. Proving to be quite popular with high schoolers, this dish is a great way for students to eat their vegetables while also satisfying their taste buds.

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More Veggies In Your Spaghetti

As school nutrition professionals, we know you're always looking for tasty, yet healthy meals that meet guidelines and are also kid-approved.  One way to meet guidelines while satisfying student's taste buds is by adding more vegetables to 'tried and true' recipes like spaghetti.

This is a trick I learned when trying to make sure that my own son ate his veggies! After researching a few different spaghetti recipes, I found a hit with this one from the blog, Mommy's Kitchen. My son raves about this dish and, in our home, it's a win-win for everyone!

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