10 Summer Recipes Kids Will Love

June 18, 2019

In the summertime, the last thing kids want to do is sit still for dinner. Day camp, summer sports, sleepovers, beach trips, and days spent at the pool can make it a challenge for kids to get the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. The secret to getting your busy kids to break for a healthy meal: a kitchen stocked with ready-to-eat ingredients. Green Valley organic ingredients make it easy to create wholesome meals quickly so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside with the kids. Use these easy summer recipes to fuel the fun and give kids the energy they need to make the most of summer vacation.

Breakfast Quesadillas
Sugary breakfasts are a thing of the past. Start the day with a crowd favorite so yummy they won’t even realize they’re eating vegetables. These breakfast quesadillas are packed with protein, fiber, iron, and flavor to give them everything they need to take on the day.

Mini Southwestern Veggie and Bean Frittatas
These mini frittatas are perfect for breakfast on the go. Made with Green Valley organic whole kernel corn and dark red kidney beans, this bite-sized breakfast is even better topped with salsa, guacamole, hot sauce, and more. Make ahead and freeze for a nutritious breakfast the whole family will love.

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Black Bean Baked Tacos
Who doesn’t love tacos? Toss your favorite ingredients including Green Valley organic black beans in the oven for taco Tuesday made simple. Add chicken or ground turkey for even more protein to keep your little ones full and ready for summer fun.

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Bring this popular street food recipe to your table as a side dish or a main course. Dress up our Green Valley organic whole kernel corn with a flavorful mix of spices and cheese for a fast summer favorite everyone will devour.

Pasta Salad with Peas an Corn
If you’re looking for a way to get your kids to eat their veggies, this pasta salad should do the trick. This dish takes about 10 minutes to make, and is perfect for lunch, dinner, and for picnicking on the go.

Classic Garbanzo Bean Hummus
Say goodbye to dips made with processed ingredients and try this homemade hummus made with Green Valley organic garbanzo beans. Serve with pita chips, carrots, and other veggies or as a condiment on wraps or sandwiches.

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Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Rice
Broccoli and cheddar are always a winning flavor combination, especially when paired with Green Valley organic jasmine rice. This creamy broccoli cheddar rice is perfect alone or paired with chicken or fish.

Quick Chicken Burrito Bowls
The beauty of burrito bowls is that they have a little bit of everything: protein, grains, veggies, cheese, and tons of other toppings. They’re also super easy to make, and come together with ingredients you already have in your fridge and pantry. Whip up this quick chicken burrito bowl for a filling weeknight meal enjoyed by kids and parents alike.

Summer Three Bean Salad
Nothing pairs with summer barbecue quite like a side of veggies!This three bean salad is the perfect side dish to eat at home or for a picnic with family and friends. Use Green Valley organic garbanzo beans, dark red kidney beans, and cut green beans for a simple, flavorful salad.
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One Pot Pea and Bacon Pasta
You can’t go wrong with a meal that’s easy to make and even easier to clean up. This one pot pasta is creamy, cheesy and will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Use Green Valley organic peas for vitamin C, protein, and antioxidants in every bite.

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