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Get Back to School, Get Back to the Table

The start of a new school year is often synonymous with stressful schedules. Between hectic mornings and jam-packed afternoons, it can be tricky to find time for a wholesome sit-down meal, let alone a healthy snack. But proper nutrition is a key ingredient to success both in and out of the classroom. The good news? Well-balanced, kid-friendly meals can be as easy as A-B-C. The following three recipes—created especially for Libby’s fans by Iron Chef America judge, restauranteur and mom Donatella Arpaia—will teach you how it’s done.

Breakfast of Mini Champs

Lesson #1: veggies aren’t just for lunch and dinner. Try these Scrambled Eggs with Peppers & Peas (made with a Libby’s® Sweet Peas Vegetable Cup), and sneak in two whole servings of vegetables before the first school bell even rings. They’re also packed with protein, which will help sustain stamina until lunchtime.

Give Greens the Green Light

Lesson #2: kids can learn to like salads! All you need is one ingredient they already love (e.g. grilled chicken) and a generous sprinkling of cheese (opt for a low-fat version like parmesan or part-skim mozzarella). Start their lesson plan with this Mexican Chicken and Corn Salad, featuring a Libby’s® Sweet Corn Vegetable Cup and Organic Black Beans.

Variety is the Spice of Dinner


Lesson #3: if they’re picky, let them pick. When it comes to food, empowering your kids with choices—even small ones—can increase their likelihood of eating (and actually enjoying) the meal. This flavorful and hearty Turkey Bolognese with Peas and Carrots (made with a Libby’s® Peas & Carrots Vegetable Cup) can be served in three fun ways: sloppy joe style, over “little ears” pasta or as mini sliders. Let your eater decide, and rest easy knowing they’ll consume a full serving of veggies no matter what.

See Who Is Talking about Libby’s


No matter what the occasion, Libby’s® Vegetables give busy families new options for delivering delicious, nutritious meals without breaking the bank. Here are some recent blog posts that share the convenience and taste families have come to expect from the Libby’s brand.



Snappy Gourmet

Master entertainer, Lisa from Snappy Gourmet enjoys easy appetizers that require minimal work but still bring the taste that her guests have come to expect. Her original recipe for Corn & Crab Salad Tortilla Cups is extra flavorful and can be whipped up for the last-minute opportunity to host friends and family. 

Eat At Home

Eat at Home Blogger Tiffany often relies on canned vegetables to complete her meals with satisfyingly simple side dishes. As a big fan of Libby’s® Sweet Peas, she dressed up her usual go-to vegetable choice with a tasty twist in her recipe for Lemon Pepper Parmesan Peas.    

Additionally, Better in Bulk, This Mama Loves, Two Bite Club and Koupon Karen got in on the Libby’s fun, blogging about the convenience and delicious taste of Libby’s® Vegetable Cups. Focused on all five flavor varieties, these bloggers shared their appreciation for ease and convenience of the perfectly portioned vegetable cups. Better in Bulk, This Mama Loves and Two Bite Club even posted recipes for their own tasty dishes using Libby’s® Sweet Peas, Diced Carrots, Sweet Corn, Cut Green Bean and Peas and Carrots vegetables cups.