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Playgroup Granola Bars

Playgroup Granola Bars

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"My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they've been a staple!" — by PREGOCOOK 
Pork Empanadas

Pork Empanadas

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"A pork butt is slow-cooked to make a savory filling that's tucked inside a homemade pastry. These can be frozen baked or unbaked, and the pork and empanada dough can be made ahead of time." — by Michele O'Sullivan 
Protein No Bake Drops

Protein No Bake Drops

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"Peanut butter, whey protein powder, and almonds are rolled into balls for a compact protein boost for an on-the-go snack." — by Judoktty 
Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins

Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins

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"Ground, toasted quinoa lends a unique quality to these pumpkin muffins using coconut oil, walnut oil, chia seeds, and flaxseed meal for a back-to-school morning option the whole family can enjoy." — by zemmy 
Quick and Easy Pimento Cheese

Quick and Easy Pimento Cheese

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"Cheddar and Colby cheeses combined with pimento peppers and creamy salad dressing make this delicious homemade sandwich spread. Pimento cheese is always a favorite!" — by PLUVOID 
Quick and Yummy Hummus

Quick and Yummy Hummus

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"This recipe can be stored in the fridge up to six days after making!" — by Sheena 
Quinoa and Black Beans

Quinoa and Black Beans

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"Whether you're trying quinoa for the first time or just trying a new recipe for quinoa, this mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices will make this dish a new favorite." — by 3LIONCUBS 
Rainbow Fruit Salad

Rainbow Fruit Salad

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"The flavor of fresh fruit speaks for itself in this simple salad composed of watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, blueberries, plums and green and purple grapes." — by CUADRA6 
Rainbow Rotini Salad

Rainbow Rotini Salad

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"Use colorful corkscrew pasta to make a festive cold salad packed full of fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, cucumbers, broccoli and mushrooms. Toss with your favorite Italian-style salad dressing and chill to let the flavors blossom before serving." — by Sue H. 
Ranch Pretzels and Goldfish

Ranch Pretzels and Goldfish

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"Pretzels and Cheddar-flavored fish crackers are seasoned and toasted in this simple and delicious recipe." — by culinarychris 
Rowing Team's Turkey Reuben Wraps

Rowing Team's Turkey Reuben Wraps

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"Tortillas are filled with sliced turkey, Swiss cheese, and a Reuben-inspired slaw, then rolled burrito-style. My kids and the rest of their rowing team love these wraps. They hold up well and the leftovers are still good the next day!" — by lieb-lusk 
Ruth's Red Lentil and Potato Soup

Ruth's Red Lentil and Potato Soup

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"I made up this recipe one chilly weeknight to stave off a cold. I was surprised at how delicious the soup was! The file powder makes it nice and thick, but it may be left out. A warm loaf of sourdough bread is all you need to complete your meal!" — by RUTH GOOCH 
Salad de Colores

Salad de Colores

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"Purple cabbage, spinach, red bell peppers, and carrots are tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and topped with raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds) in this gorgeous salad." — by L. Stafford 
School Lunch Bagel Sandwich

School Lunch Bagel Sandwich

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"This sandwich mixes the goodness of bagels with the crunch of dill pickles. I came up with this sandwich for my son who loves bagels and cream cheese but I felt his favorite needed something extra to really make it a lunch. This is kid-tested good, and you can alter the veggies according to what your child likes." — by VeggieLovinHippie 
School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls

School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls

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"These rolls are JUST like the ones the cafeteria ladies make in the school lunch rooms! My 8 year old daughter loves the cafeteria rolls and said my recipe was even better! You can't mess these up! They are super easy and everyone will want the recipe! We eat the leftovers for breakfast or put cheese and turkey in warmed rolls for a quick lunch!" — by MOMMY2THREEANGELS 
Shanibars

Shanibars

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"This all natural raw snack bar is made with dates, peanut butter, coconut, and cocoa. It's easy, great for snacking on the go, and kid-friendly too." — by WickedCreations 
Simple Marinated Broccoli

Simple Marinated Broccoli

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"This is a simple dish of raw broccoli marinated in a quick dressing made with Italian dressing mix." — by Jody C. 
Simple Peanut Butter and Tomato Sandwich

Simple Peanut Butter and Tomato Sandwich

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"An intriguing sandwich that combines the flavors of tomato, peanut butter, and mayonnaise is served on whole wheat bread." — by beckyers 
Smoked Turkey Tortilla Wraps

Smoked Turkey Tortilla Wraps

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"These whole wheat, turkey, and avocado wraps are a great way to use leftover smoked turkey. My kids have always liked the leftovers as much as the 'firstovers'! These are different but yummy." — by June Faver 
So-Cal University Girl's Granola Bars

So-Cal University Girl's Granola Bars

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"Hearty on-the-go granola bars are easy to make with your favorite dried fruit, oats, and nuts. They are perfect for playground snacks or as a breakfast bar." — by brittlynnr 
 
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