4 Recipes for Back-to-School

When schedules get busier, it's imperative to have a repertoire of quick and easy recipes to get you through the week. These four healthy meatless dishes from Veronica Bosgraaf's new cookbook are sure to fit the bill.
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Veronica Bosgraaf is the founder of Pure Organic and the author of the Pure Food cookbook. The book features vegetarian recipes – including vegan and gluten-free options – along with tips for a clean lifestyle. Veronica provides the simple steps busy home cooks need to make their cooking more healthy and delicious – just what busy parents need! Here are four easy, delicious recipes your kids will love.

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1. Walnut-Stuffed Squash

Eat smart! Rich and satisfying, walnuts are also packed with omega-3 fatty acids which are important for brain development. Studies have shown that kids that have a good omega-3 intake do better in school and have fewer behavioral problems.

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2. Hummus Pizza with Arugula and Wild Mushrooms

The fun part of pizza making is getting creative with toppings, using whatever you have in the house. On top of the hummus, you can put any greens you have.

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3. Curried Sweet Potato Fries with Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce

In this well-balanced recipe, every ingredient is good for you. Get protein from the yogurt, and fiber, healthy carbs and antioxidants from the sweet potatoes and spices.

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4. Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

These little nuggets are made with unheated ingredients and pressed together without cooking. Keeping the ingredients away from heat helps preserve their nutrients.

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