Harvesting Montana Recipes
Montana Team Nutrition Program and Montana Office of Public Instruction have released six recipes for school nutrition programs as part of the Harvesting Montana Recipes project featuring Montana grown foods— barley, beets, bison, lentils, and sweet cherries. The recipes were selected as winners of the Harvesting Montana Recipe Contest in January 2021. Six recipe test schools—Belfry, Phillipsburg, Gardiner, Somers, Monforton, and Belgrade—tested the recipes with their students, conducted nutrition education, and provided serving suggestions to help create the final recipes.
Cherry Berry Sunrise
This recipe, featuring locally grown Flathead cherries, was submitted by Louise Chandler from Noxon School District.
This recipe, featuring locally grown Montana lentils, was submitted by Kori LaLiberty, Kyle Morlan, and staff at Shodair Children’s Hospital.
Bison Barley Soup
This recipe, featuring locally grown bison and barley, was submitted by Marsha Wartick from Ronan School District.
Bison Lentil Chili
This recipe, featuring locally grown bison and lentils, was submitted by Lindsie Hurlbut at Big Sky School District.
Purple Pirate Potatoes
This recipe, featuring locally grown beets, was submitted by Laura Toeckes from Powers School District.
Sweet Cherry Chocolate Overnight Oats
This recipe, featuring locally grown Flathead cherries, was submitted by Shelli Boggess at Deer Lodge School District.