Healthy Recipes

Easter Egg Lunch Surprise

Easter Egg Lunch Surprise

  Submitted by Matoaka Elementary Students Abby, Riley & Graham    Have a recipe you would like to share?  Submit It Here to be featured on our website!       Matoaka Recipes > Easter Egg Lunch Surprise Ingredients:  12 Plastic Eggs and an empty egg carton Carrots Cherry Tomatos Broccoli Raisons Cheese Grapes Bread & Sandwich […]

Chef Chris' Butternut-Squash Pasta Sauce

Chef Chris’ Butternut-Squash Pasta Sauce

Chris Long, Executive Chef for Second St. Restaurant shared this delicious recipe with all students during our November 2016 Healthy Lifestyles Week Chef Demonstrations, sponsored by the MES PTA Healthy Lifestyles Committee. The recipe appears below so you can try it at home. Chef Chris (who is also a Matoaka dad!) has led our Healthy […]

Halloween Strawberry "Ghosts"

Halloween Strawberry “Ghosts”

Chocolate Covered Strawberry “Ghosts” Submitted by Ashlynn F (5th grade) and Addison F (3rd grade) Have a recipe you would like to share?  Submit It Here to be featured on our website!    INGREDIENTS  Fresh Strawberries (cleaned and dried. Stems on!) Bag of chocolate chips (we used dark chocolate!) Bag of white chocolate chips DIRECTIONS […]

Chef Chris' Pear & Oatmeal Crisp

Chef Chris’ Pear & Oatmeal Crisp

Pear and Oatmeal Crisp Chris Long, Executive Chef for Second St. Restaurant shared this delicious recipe with all students during our November 2014 Healthy Lifestyles Week Chef Demonstrations, sponsored by the MES PTA Healthy Lifestyles Committee. They were a big hit with the kids! The recipe appears below so you can try it at home. […]

Photo used with permission from Super Healthy Kids

Watermelon No-Bake Cupcakes

  Submitted by the Smith Family Have a recipe you would like to share? Submit It Here to be featured on our website!       Ingredients:  1 Large Watermelon 2 cups of your favorite Greek yogurt (we like lemon or coconut!) 1/2 cup Powdered sugar (or less if you are using flavored yogurt) Optional for frosting: […]

Matoaka’s Healthy Recipe Ideas

Matoaka’s Healthy Recipe Ideas

. Need healthy school lunch and snack ideas for the new school year?  Visit the Matoaka Healthy Lifestyles Pinterest Site for fun and healthy recipes including healthy lunches, mid-day snacks, and school/classroom celebrations such as holiday parties and birthdays.     Healthy Classroom Party Ideas by Occasion 100th Day of School Birthday Christmas Easter Educational Food End of […]

100th Day of School Mini Kabobs

100th Day of School Mini Kabobs

  Submitted by Matoaka Elementary Student Kasey, 2nd grade Have a recipe you would like to share?  Submit It Here to be featured on our website!   Matoaka Recipes > 100th Day of School Mini Kabobs Ingredients:  Two Grapes Carrot stick Toothpick   Directions: Wash and dry the carrot and grapes. Peel the carrot and slice in […]

Homemade Spaghetti-OH's

Homemade Spaghetti-OH’s

  Submitted by Matoaka Elementary Students Logan and Carter Have a recipe you would like to share?  Submit It Here to be featured on our website!   Matoaka Recipes > Homemade Spaghetti-OHs Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups Anelli pasta or Alphabet pasta 5 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 stalk of celery, cleaned and chopped 1 1/2 cup of fresh […]

Banana Snack Sticks

Banana Snack Sticks

  Submitted by – Matoaka 5th grader Victoria Have a recipe you would like to share? Submit It Here to be featured on our website!   Ingredients:  3 bananas (This will make 6 Banana Sticks) Yogurt (plain, vanilla or any flavor you like. Blueberry is my favorite) You could also use honey, peanut butter or […]

Cinnamon Honey Snowflakes

Cinnamon Honey Snowflakes

  Submitted by Matoaka Elementary Student Isabele, 5th grade Have a recipe you would like to share?  Submit It Here to be featured on our website!   Matoaka Recipes > Cinnamon Honey Snowflakes Ingredients:  Flour Tortillas (6 inch or larger will work) Honey Cinnamon Coconut spray (to grease the baking sheet)   Directions: Preheat oven to 375 […]

Heart Shaped Fruit Kabobs

Heart Shaped Fruit Kabobs

  Submitted by – Matoaka mom Sharon Have a recipe you would like to share? Submit It Here to be featured on our website!   Matoaka Recipes: Heart Shaped Fruit Kabobs INGREDIENTS Popsicle sticks or wooden skewers 1 small watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon or all three! 1 container large strawberries Small heart cookie cutter Optional: […]

Matoaka's Healthy Recipe Idea Guide

Matoaka’s Healthy Recipe Idea Guide

. Matoaka Elementary School’s Healthy Lifestyles Committee is working to create a quick and simple recipe resource focusing on healthy home-packed lunches, snacks, classroom celebration ideas and more. These recipes have been submitted by our Matoaka K-5th grade students and their families! Do you have a favorite healthy recipe to share? Submit it! For more ideas, […]

Chef Chris' Healthy Sweet Potato Soup

Chef Chris’ Healthy Sweet Potato Soup

Chris Long, Executive Chef for Second St. Restaurant shared the recipe below with all students during our Healthy Lifestyles Week Chef Demonstrations.   Ingredients 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) 3 Sweet Potatoes, Washed and Diced (large) 1/2 Onions, diced (large) 1 TBL Ginger, Minced 3/4 cup Celery, diced (large) 3/4 cup Carrots, diced […]

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Submitted by Matoaka Student Kamryn B.  and Matoaka Mom Mindi B.  Ingredients:  3 c. whole wheat flour 1/3 c. vital wheat gluten flour 1 1/2 T. yeast Mix all together 2 1/2 cup hot water Mix for 1 minute. Cover. Rest for 10 minutes. 3/4-1 T. salt 1/3 c. oil 1/3 c. honey 1 1/2 […]

Sunshine Muffins

Submitted by Matoaka Student Meg H. (3rd grade) and Matoaka Mom Amy H. Ingredients:  2 c. flour 3/4 c. sugar (can use 1/2 c honey instead) 2 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 t cinnamon 1 t nutmeg 2 c. grated carrots 1 c. apple (peeled and grated) 1/2 c. raisons 1/2 c. nuts […]

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Submitted by Matoaka Students Isabelle M. (3rd grade), and Ainsley M. (2nd grade) Ingredients:  2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can Shoe Peg or White Sweet corn, rinsed and drained 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes (do not drain) 1/2 onion, chopped Cilantro (to taste) Lime (to taste) Directions:  Mix ingredients in bowl and chill. […]

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Submitted by Matoaka Student Carson B. Ingredients:  1/2 c. butter softened (I use lowfat sticks) 1/2 c. peanut butter (I use natural smooth or chunky) 1 1/2 c. sugar (I often use 3/4 – 1 c. only) 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 c. water 1 egg 1 Tbsp. vanilla 1 1/2 c. […]

Santa Berry

Santa Berry

Submitted by Ashlynn F (3rd grade) and Addison F (1st grade) Ingredients: Fresh Large Strawberries 1 8 oz package of Cream Cheese Powdered Sugar (or sugar alternative such as honey) Vanilla Extract Chocolate or Multi Colored Sprinkles     Directions: Wash and dry strawberries. Slice off leafy part of strawberry to make a flat surface […]

Fruity Beach Ball

Fruity Beach Ball

Submitted by Whit C. Matoaka Elementary Student Ingredients:  Non stick baking spray 1 tube Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough 1 cup Philadelphia Ready to Eat Cheesecake Filling* 1 cup lemon curd 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed 12″ round non stick pizza pan fruit panels blue – 1 pint blueberries (or blackberries, purple grapes red  – 1 pint raspberries […]

Tuna Salad

Submitted by Mike A. Matoaka Dad Ingredients:  4 cups pasta shells or elbows 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed 1 stalk celery, chopped 1/2 red onion, chopped 1/2 cup parsley, coarsely chopped 1 6oz can of tuna, drained 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt and pepper 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard […]