Lunch Box Power Pasta Salad

This thick, creamy dressing has a garlicky kick that becomes deliciously muted if served the next day in a lunch box. Substitute garlic powder if fresh garlic is undesired. Add additional vegetables of choice, diced small, to make the dish more colorful. Recipe by New England Dairy.

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Bites

Enjoy the rich cheddar flavor you love in a fun new snack with these cheesy cauliflower bites. Made with just a few simple ingredients in 30 minutes, these bites are perfect for afterschool snacking, game day, or serving as an appetizer at your next get-together. This is how you get the whole family craving veggies. Recipe developed by Chrissy Carroll, MPH, RD, LDN of Snacking in Sneakers and available on New England Dairy.

Fried matzo and eggs on a plate

Matzo Brei

Matzo brei (rhymes with “fry”) is eaten for breakfast during Passover. Matzo represents the unleavened flatbread Jewish people ate while fleeing Egypt and it is consumed during the Passover celebration to honor their ancestors. Matzo brei can be sweet or savory, and this recipe is a good base to start with. Look in the recipe notes for variations.

Shredded carrots and potatoes baked with matzo meal and eggs.

Carrot-Potato Kugel

Kugel (pronounced KOO-gul) is a sweet or savory casserole that uses egg noodles, potatoes, or matzo meal to hold it together. This recipe uses both matzo and potato, and the carrots give it a sweet springtime upgrade. Kugel is a recipe many people enjoy during Passover.

bowl of black bean soup

Green Chile Black Bean Soup

Black beans are full of fiber and plant-based protein. This soup has a little kick from canned green chiles! Use it as a simple base and get creative with the toppings. Try any combination of cheese, avocado, sour cream, yogurt, cilantro, tortilla chips, or anything you like!