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5 No Cook Recipes for Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd and what better way to celebrate our Earth than eating some of the gorgeous foods it produces?! Even better, these recipes do not need to be cooked so you can save energy by leaving the oven and stove turned off! The most beautiful foods we can get our hands on are the ones that are all natural and full of nutrients. Click through this slideshow to see some naturally bright and colorful foods transformed into easy-to-prepare recipes for Earth Day inspiration!

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  • Kale Pesto 1 of 5
    Kale Pesto
    if there's a food item I suggest every mom always keep in her fridge for a quick dinner fix, it's pesto. Pesto is your best friend during those times when it's late in the day and you're officially too brain dead to make dinner -- let alone think about what it should be. I should know, because I feel that way weekly.
  • Green Ice Pops 2 of 5
    Green Ice Pops
    Cooked greens can be a challenging sell, but maybe it's a texture thing -- not a color thing -- because I have surprisingly found raw to be much less of an issue with both of my kids. Whether tossed in a kale salad, blended into a green smoothie, green juice or frozen in these green ice pops, my kids love raw greens. And I let Kenya and Chloe make these pops with me so they know exactly what's going in them. I want them to know that green food can be scrumptious and getting them involved in the preparation is one of the best ways to do that.
  • Tostada Salad 3 of 5
    Tostada Salad
    One day last year our friend came over with a great big take-out tostada salad. From the second she took it out of the bag Kenya and Chloe were all over it like flies on...well, you know what. I was kind of surprised to see a four and two year-old get so excited about a salad but there they were, sitting on our friend's lap devouring her salad. I felt so bad they ate her lunch that I had to make her something else to eat!
  • Strawberry Lemonade 4 of 5
    Strawberry Lemonade
    As soon as the produce is unpacked when we get home from the farmers market, Kenya is up at the counter rolling the lemons (one of his favorite kitchen jobs because he knows that's the best way to release the juice). With just a rinse of the berries, a touch of natural sweetener, a quick puree and a brisk stir, our healthy strawberry lemonade is ready for us to gulp down and enjoy!
  • PeaWee Kiwi Pops 5 of 5
    PeaWee Kiwi Pops
    I can take absolutely no credit for this recipe. None. Zilch. The real mastermind is none other than my cooks-twice-a-year husband. And while he may not be a maestro in the kitchen, hubby is still the guy that makes my heart go pitter patter -- especially when he comes up with ideas like these PeaWee Kiwi Pops. Well I only wish I had listened to hubby sooner. These pops are awesome. And if the name itself isn't cute enough, just check out the picture above. These bright green, speckled ice pops are a treat for both the eye and tummy, insanely mouthwatering, and filled with nothing but nourishing ingredients.

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