Tempted to skip over a recipe because of one ingredient? Just use something else!
Make changes to recipes based on:
- Foods you have on hand, including leftovers
- What’s in season
- Your family’s tastes
- Ingredients on sale
- The amount of time you have free to cook
- Healthier cooking methods
If your recipe calls for a food that is too pricey, hard to find, or that you simply don’t care for, try subbing in another.
Use the following ideas to combine foods and flavors in a way that appeals to your family (Links for the recipes of each example dish can be found below the chart).
Want to try one of the delicious recipes above? Follow the links below to get a step-by-step walkthrough of each recipe!
- Barley and Lentil Soup
- Turkey Chili With Vegetables
- Vegetable Lasagna
- Southwestern Black-Eyed Pea and Corn Salad
- Hearty Egg Burritos
- Veggie Wraps
Looking for more delicious recipes that work great with fall produce? Try the following: Fall Vegetable Salad ; Fruit Salad ; Ratatouille ; Pasta with Roasted Vegetables ; Herb Roasted Chicken with Vegetables; Vegetable Lasagna ; Frittata ; Mango Salsa
The new Cooking Matters app for Android makes it simple to feed your family healthy foods, on any budget! Visit CookingMatters.org/app to plan meals with the touch of a button.
Exploring Food Together is a Cooking Matters toolkit of simple activities that adults can use to help kids learn about new foods and start building the skills to make healthy food choices.