Summer

Summer means a relaxed schedule, with life moving at a slower pace. It can also mean meals on the run, which aren't always nutritious or healthy. Browse among these recipes in our SchoolFamily.com Recipe Share and you'll find healthier items you and your family can make and enjoy all summer long.


Cranberry Coleslaw

Cranberry Coleslaw

This colorful side salad is perfect with burgers, sandwiches, and grilled chicken, and if you’re planning a picnic with your family, it’s also an ideal thing to pack...
Berries 'n' Banana Cream

Berries 'n' Banana Cream

Enjoy this cool, no-fuss dessert on a hot summer day. It capitalizes on the fresh flavors of strawberries and bananas and has a smooth, pudding-like texture.
I-Love-Chocolate Party Torte

I-Love-Chocolate Party Torte

Kids love to bake, and since this chocolate torte is so easy to make, it’s perfect for pint-size kitchen helpers. Though our torte may seem too decadent coming from two...
Eileen's Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

Eileen's Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

M & M Cookies

M & M Cookies

Small shaped balls of this cookie dough can be frozen, then thawed and baked as needed.
Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

If you're running short on time, use premade pesto instead.
Pineapple Kabobs

Pineapple Kabobs

This recipe is super easy and tasty. Make a platter for a party or make a few for your child's snack. Mini kabobs look fancy and are fun to make—even little fingers can...
After-School Gorp

After-School Gorp

Gorp is another name for trail mix, and, according to some stands for "good ole raisins and peanuts." Everyone loves this portable, adaptable snack!
Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

The nutritional merits (or demerits) of store-bought granola bars can vary considerably, so we decided to create our own. The nutrition in these bars is through the roof—we’re...
Mom’s Mango Smoothie

Mom’s Mango Smoothie

Move over milkshakes. There’s a new kid-favorite beverage in town: fruit smoothies. This refreshing and nutritious mango smoothie is so simple, most children will have...
Lemonade Cookies

Lemonade Cookies

These cookies, made with lemonade concentrate, have a hint of tartness but don't worry; it's tempered by the sweetness of the sugar.
Kiwi Wraps

Kiwi Wraps

These wraps can be served as traditional wrap sandwiches or they can be sliced into pieces, like a sushi roll, for bite-sized treats.

Icebox Cake

This recipe is fast, easy, and makes a delicious dessert! It's perfect for feeding a crowd gathered for a holiday or celebration. Just decorate the top with holiday-themed...
Mediterranean Dip

Mediterranean Dip

This dip is unusual...but so delicious! It makes an easy yet tasty appetizer for a summer gathering. 
Black Bean Tacos

Black Bean Tacos

We love Taco Tuesday as much as the next family, but we were getting bored. The secret to these tasty tacos is lightly sauteing the corn tortillas, which really kicks the...