Porcupine Sliders

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USDA National School Lunch Challenge

Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Homes

Last Published: 04/19/2016

The recipes in the cookbook feature foods both children and adults should consume more of: dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains. All of these healthy recipes are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium. With fun names like Porcupine Sliders, Smokin’ Powerhouse Chili, and Squish Squash Lasagna, these kid-tested, kid-approved recipes are sure to please children and be an instant hit!

Whole Grains

Dark Green & Orange Vegetables

Dry Beans and Peas


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Grand Prize Winner


Porcupine Sliders

About the Recipe:  These turkey burgers, moist and flavored with just the right amount of spices and sweetness from cranberries, are served on small whole-grain rolls. The addition of brown rice to burger mixture creates a prickly look like little porcupines. The simple ingredients and easy preparation make it perfect for a quick menu idea.

 USDA National School Lunch Challenge – By Recipe Challenge Team from
South Education Center Alternative (SECA) School – Richfield Minnesota

The South Education Center Alternative (SECA) School recipe challenge team put their heads together in the school kitchen, mixing and matching the ingredients to find the perfect blend and created the national cook-off Grand Prize winning Porcupine Sliders.

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