Easing Back into Routines with Del Monte Foods

With kids heading back to school, parents and caregivers want to set them up for success. They're also feeling the squeeze of early morning alarms, afterschool activities, and homework.
To ease the way back into busy school-year routines, Healthier Generation and Del Monte Foods are teaming up to share recipes and inspiration that help families put together affordable, appealing snacks and meals.

Join Us For a Live Cooking Demo with Chef Lovely

Chef Lovely event

Ready to get inspired? Chef Lovely, star of Lovely Bites on Hulu, Discovery Plus, and OWN, will teach us how to make a delicious, easy peach pie strudel that kids will love. Join us for the Instagram Live on Wednesday, August 23rd at 2pm ET/11am PT.


Kid-Friendly Snacks and Easy Weeknight Dinners

Our recipes will help you get dinner on the table quickly so you can focus on family time.

Veggie Wraps

Quick, homemade guacamole is the star of this wholesome, no-cook lunch. For extra heat, add more hot sauce.

Veggie Dip Trio

For a simple step to easy entertaining, serve one or all of these quick, vibrant hummus dips with veggies, grilled baguette, or pita chips.

2-Minute Corn Salsa

The vibrant combination of sweet yellow corn with zesty salsa is perfect as-is or with any of the optional add-ins.

No-Boil Garden Stuffed Shells

An extra easy, very veggie, baked pasta dinner! The sauce is made while it bakes, and the shells (or manicotti) are filled without having to preboil them.

Mexican-Style Street Corn

Elote (pronounced eh-loh-teh) is a favorite grilled corn-on-the-cob Mexican street food. Off the cob, it is called esquites (pronounced ehs-kee-tehs) and is enjoyed as a vibrant side dish or as a street food snack served in a to-go cup.

Chicken & Corn Salad with Carrot Ranch

Give your favorite bottled dressing a veggie twist with the goodness of carrots! Just puree sliced carrots with ranch or Caesar and a touch of lemon juice.

Peach Berry Frozen Yogurt Bark

This easy, sweet treat has a base of honeyed yogurt loaded with juicy peaches, raspberries, and almonds for a fun fruit and protein snack.

Pico de Gallo

Making pico de gallo at home is simple and fun. The flavor of tomatoes makes any season feel like summertime.

Quick Coconut Curry Bowls

This easy recipe makes a flavorful dinner for four or a simple meal prep of four portions to refrigerate and reheat throughout the week at home or the office.

Vibrant Fruit Smoothies

Peaches and pears are ready to blend into a range of nutritious, colorful, and delicious smoothies that are perfect for breakfast, snack, or a cool, post-activity refreshment.

Easy Garden Soup

This colorful, tomato-based soup is chock full of vegetables, requires no chopping, and comes together in just half an hour.

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Busy weeknights call for soup meals, like this one that has something a little special that’s spicy, crunchy, and fresh. Easy to make ahead and reheat.


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