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Build a Protein-Powered Kids Menu

Looking for new items for your kids’ menu? View this collection of kid-friendly, nutritious recipes sure to draw parents to your restaurant as they decide where to dine with their family.

All of these high-protein recipes are triple-tested and meet the criteria of the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program.

Sweet Potato Beef Mash-up
A mixture of Mexican-spiced Ground Beef and roasted sweet potatoes that’s ideal on its own or as a filling for tacos and wraps.
Sweet and Sloppy Joe Meal
A sweet-spicy take on the classic Sloppy Joe with Ground Beef, bell peppers, onions, raisins and tomato sauce seasoned with dried oregano and ancho chili powder.
Spy Thai Beef Meal
An Asian-style Ground Beef mixture that is perfect over pasta or rice, or as a filling for a wrap or taco.
Suggested pairings: Carrot sticks, strawberries, 1/2 cup skim milk Suggested pairings: Carrot sticks, whole grain tortilla chips, 1/2 cup skim milk Suggested pairings: 1/2 cup whole wheat spaghetti, red pepper slices, 1/2 cup skim milk
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Wrangler’s Beef Chili
A versatile chili with two simple seasoning variations for Cincinnati-style or Moroccan-style chili.
Rock and Roll Beef Wraps
Ground Beef, whole grains, and veggies, all rolled up in a handheld meal-in-one served in either whole wheat or spinach tortillas or lettuce cups.
Jammin' Cran Meatballs
Beef meatballs in a sweet and spicy cranberry-orange sauce.
Suggested pairings: Apple slices, side salad, whole wheat noodles, whole wheat couscous, 1/2 cup skim milk Suggested pairings: Carrot sticks, apple slices, 1/2 cup skim milk Suggested pairings: Carrot sticks, 1/2 cup skim milk
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MORE RECIPES
Cajun BBQ Stew
Louisiana-style beef and red bean stew, served over rice.
  Cha-Cha Chili Beef
Tender chunks of beef simmered in salsa, served over rice.
  Italian Beef Hoagie
Sliced beef smothered in tomato sauce, layered with mozzarella and Parmesan.
  Samurai Steak Salad
Soy-ginger grilled steak served over a spinach salad with a warm soy-sesame dressing.
Suggested pairings: 1/2 cup skim milk   Suggested pairings: Brown rice, 1/2 cup skim milk   Suggested pairings: 1/2 cup brown rice, carrot sticks, 1/2 cup skim milk   Suggested pairings: 1/2 cup skim milk
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About NRA Kids LiveWell
The National Restaurant Association launched Kids LiveWell in 2011 to help restaurants highlight their better-for-you menu choices for children. To join the program, restaurants agree to offer and promote a selection of healthful menu items that meet nutrition criteria based on leading health organizations’ scientific recommendations, including the USDA Dietary Guidelines.
 
Kids LiveWell was developed in collaboration with Healthy Dining, whose team of registered dietitians works with restaurants to identify and validate the qualifying menu choices. Kids LiveWell includes 150 restaurant brands representing more than 42,000 locations nationwide.

The Kids LiveWell logo is a registered service mark of the National Restaurant Association.

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