09/09/2013 04:35 EDT | Updated 12/18/2013 06:08 EST

Huffington Post Canada Presents: The Main Ingredients

FALLS CHURCH, VA - AUGUST 14: A bowl of minestrone soup is seen at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant on Wednesday August 14, 2013 in Falls Church, VA. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Over the next few weeks, we’re putting four parents to the test with a back-to-school mealtime challenge. These four parents will be up for judgment against celebrity chef, Christine Cushing, and her own creations. Each week, both sides will be given a theme and challenged to come up with their best back-to-school recipes using our list of 12 healthy ingredients. The healthier the recipe, the better outcome! Add their recipes to your personal collection and come back weekly to see new challenges. On your marks, get set, and cook with The Main Ingredients!

Week 1: Chef Intro

The Main Ingredients: Back To School Challenge

Week 2: Busy weekday breakfast challenge

Chef: Christine Cushing's scrambled eggs with turkey sausage

Challenger: Thien Hyunh's edamame omelette stuffed with ricotta cheese and turkey breasts

Week 3: Paper Bag Lunch

Chef: Christine Cushing's turkey and ricotta pita pockets

Challenger: Eric Novak's whole wheat pitas with walnut crusted turkey and ricotta meatballs

Week 4: Soup’s on...

Chef: Christine Cushing's turkey vegetable lentil soup

Challenger: Alison Rockwell's vegetable turkey soup with lentils and bok choy

Week 5: Multicultural meal (Finale)!

Chef: Christine Cushing's Turkey Scallopini with Apples and Sage

Challenger: Terri Coles' North Indian Chickpea, Lentil, and Squash Curry