Cooking Together with Lily

To help you take your children on their food exploration journey, we created a new video series, Cooking Together with Lily, for you to watch with your children.  Lily will guide you through different recipes and help you to make a healthy snack or meal with your children.

Cooking Together with Lily – For You and Your Family

The Cooking Together with Lily video series will teach you and your children how to put together a food tasting plate to learn about the different flavors and textures of the ingredients in the recipe.  Lily will guide you through each recipe and help you to make a healthy snack or meal with your children.

Each Cooking Together with Lily video features Spoons Across America’s Food Educator, Lily Zaballos, and highlights recipes from our Spoons at Home programs and new recipes for healthy versions of family favorite snacks and meals.  These videos are centered around healthful food and ingredients that you would have in your pantry − and are an exciting way for your children to learn about taste, try a variety of foods, practice culinary skills, and master interesting cooking techniques. 

Throughout each video, Lily provides numerous suggestions on how to switch up the recipe with different vegetables, herbs, and spices based on what’s in season and what tastes your children prefer. 

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Current Videos

Summer Vegetable Tray Bake

This one-pan recipe is a warm weather version of Spoons’ Winter Vegetable Tray Bake. Simple and delicious, this tray bake is a great way to turn summer vegetables (and savory fruits like the tomato) into a crowd-pleasing topping for pasta or cooked grains for simple dinners all summer long. Take a trip to your local grocery store or farmers’ market to find fresh produce available in your area to make this recipe pop with flavor.

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Summer Bread Salad

Ever wonder what to do with stale bread you might have left sitting around for a bit too long? This summer bread salad is the perfect way to turn day-old bread into a delicious hearty salad. A twist on Panzanella, a classic Italian summertime dish, this salad pairs bread and fresh tomatoes to create a refreshing salad that is super easy to make. Keep it simple with just bread and tomatoes, or add in any other summer produce you like to kick it up a notch. It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for summer dinners, picnics, or BBQs.

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On-the-go Veggie Wraps

Need a portable lunch for on-the-go? These simple and filling wraps are the perfect quick fix. Finished wraps can be wrapped in aluminum foil or parchment paper and packed into lunchboxes or backpacks. These make an excellent meal to eat at the beach, park, while hiking, or on hot summer camp days. Try our suggested combos or create your own wrap using the ingredient table below. 

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Build Your Own Salad

This is less of a recipe and more of a formula for making delicious salads every time. Use the ingredient table at the bottom of the recipe and the ingredient amounts listed below as your guide for whipping up perfectly balanced salads that your family can be excited to eat every day of the week.

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Choose Your Own Adventure Burgers

These simple bean burgers are plant-based, easy to make, and super delicious. You can bake them in the oven as the recipe instructs, cook them on the stovetop, or grill them up outside. With tons of ways to customize, they are sure to be a family favorite all summer long. 

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Nice Cream

Everybody knows and loves ice cream, but this banana-based twist on the classic dessert is an easy-to-make and healthier option for dessert at home. All you need is a few ingredients and a high-speed blender or food processor to whip up a batch of this sweet, frozen treat. 

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As You Like It Granola

This granola recipe is made for customization. Try one of our combos or bring the whole family into the kitchen to create your own. Get creative with it! With less sugar and oil than store-bought granola, this recipe makes a great healthy breakfast or snack. Serve with milk, yogurt, fresh fruit, or as a topper for smoothies. Want enough for family breakfasts all week long? You can double or even triple the recipe. 

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Hummus Two Ways

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip that is fun and easy to make at home with just a few plant-based ingredients. Here are two plays on the classic dish, one sweet and one savory, that will have you snacking happy in no time.

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Green Smoothie

This green smoothie is a quick and easy way to get in a few servings of your daily fruits and vegetables. Packed with fiber and vitamins from the fruits and vegetables, it’s a great way to start your day. Serve it topped with granola or with a slice of nut or seed butter toast for a super filling breakfast or snack. 

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Super Crispy Homemade French Fries

These homemade French fries are easy to make and healthier than the standard fast-food fare. The recipe includes a few tricks for getting your fries super crispy and makes enough to share.

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Spoons Snack Cookies

These simple cookies are delicious and healthy enough you can have them for breakfast or a snack! With less than ten ingredients and endless ways to mix them up with your favorite dried fruit, nuts, seeds or other add-ins, they will soon be a favorite for afterschool snacks or quick breakfasts. An allergy-friendly version is included if nuts and seeds don’t work for you. 

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Root Vegetable Tray Bake

This super simple tray bake requires just one pan and can be ready in just under an hour. With endless possibilities for vegetables and spice mixes, this will soon become a weeknight family go-to or a meal prep favorite.

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