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Arugula Salad with Honey-Drizzled Peaches

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Rich, nutty pecans complement the creamy tang of the goat cheese and peppery arugula balances the sweet juicy peaches and drizzle of honey in a simple, satisfying salad that lets the pure flavors of the ingredients shine.

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Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

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Pureed berries give the tangy wine vinegar dressing a creamy texture that gently clings to the lettuce and fruit. This is a salad to enjoy when fresh berries are in the market.

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Tilapia Corn Chowder

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This light soup is a great way to slip fresh corn (and tilapia, of course!) into your late-summer menu. Make it a meal: Enjoy with a mixed green salad and oyster crackers.

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Preschooler Pizza Party

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Kids will love making their own pizza, and you'll love it too. It's a fun way to keep the kids happily occupied after school and get dinner out of the way.

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Quick Snacks for Kids

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These seven snacks are easy to make, fun for the kids and a few of them even sneak in some healthy ingredients along the way. Be sure to keep on hand some inexpensive plastic bowls and plates for outside snacking, plus small resealable plastic bags for those times you need to take these with you. These recipes are perfect for field trips, school lunches or after-school snacks.

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Cool School Lunches

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The trick to getting your kids to eat the lunch you pack is all about making it look cool. Start with a colorful lunchbox and fill it with fun-size, good-for-you treats. We're pretty sure they won't want to trade.

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Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

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Bartlett or Anjou pears are used in this salad for their crisp texture. The nut and cheese combination sets the tone of the dish—white Cheddar and pecans is decidedly American.

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Tortilla Soup

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Here’s a version of chicken tortilla soup that’s both super-easy and delicious. To make it even quicker, use crumbled baked tortilla chips in place of the homemade tortilla strips and skip Steps 1-2.

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Ham'n'Cheese Ranch Roll-Ups

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While everyone else is into wraps these days, I'm back at roll-ups. Wraps are good, don't get me wrong; but for kids they're generally too big and too full. Little hands need something easier to get a grip on, and my kids like plain old roll-up sandwiches. This is their favorite.

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