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Meal Pattern Minute: Herbs and Spices

October 31, 2022

Herbs and spices can be used to elevate a meal, or make a new food more appealing to a young, discerning eater. Can this useful culinary tool be credited in the Child and Adult Care Food Program? Take a Meal Pattern Minute to hear from our nutrition education specialist, Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, to get the answer.


After you've watched the video, here are some flavorful recipes that we recommend for you to try out:

There are also some wonderful recipes that use creditable foods, such as fruits and vegetables, for extra flavoring without being part of the actual crediting. Don't shy away from using a creditable ingredient that does not have enough yield to count towards the meal or snack! Here are some that you can try out: