Healthy Kid Recipes

12 Ways Our Editors Get Their OWN Kids to Eat Healthy

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 13:22

Do you remember the Easy-Bake Oven? This pink countertop masterpiece was a gift from my mom on my 6th birthday. As I ripped open the chocolate cake mix and stirred it together with a matching small pink spatula, my eyes lit up at the wonder of this gooey batter turning into a dessert. When the timer went off and we used the small pizza paddle-looking tool to pull out the cake I thought, "This is it. This is what I want to do forever." My mom's gift not only provided a sweet treat but it spurred my love of cooking.

4 foods to pack in your kid’s lunchbox

Submitted by admin on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 08:27

It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about back to school. And, as a nutrition editor and registered dietitian, that means lunch (and maybe even breakfast or snack). “What should I be packing for meals for my kid while they’re at school?” is a question I hear often.

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Here are a few suggestions to help you fuel your kiddo’s young brain and body.

5 “healthy” kids’ foods that aren’t

Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 13:31

My sons are grown now, but I remember well the challenges of stocking my pantry with foods they liked that were good for them too. Because I’m a nutrition professor, my neighbors, friends and family often ask me whether or not a particular food is a nutritious choice for their kids.

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Here are a few foods that at first glance seem healthy, but deserve a closer look.

The Family Table: Mexican Casserole Makeover

Submitted by admin on Tue, 08/18/2009 - 14:09
Our makeover meal boosts fruits and vegetables considerably, sneaking stealth vegetables into the chilaquiles and serving up an easy salad with a master dressing recipe that can be used all week long. And there’s always room for a healthy dessert, especially when it’s a crumble made from seasonal fruit that bakes during dinner. Best of all, since every meal component has built-in leftover potential, this dinner makes the rest of a busy week easier too.

The menu

Chilaquiles Casserole Baby Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Green Bag It: Lunches to Go

Submitted by admin on Tue, 08/18/2009 - 11:53
Take-along lunches are back in style. Packing your lunch saves money, encourages you to eat a healthy meal and can reduce waste. Lunches packed with disposable items, such as plastic baggies and yogurt containers, create an average of 67 pounds of waste per year, per person, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Reclaiming the Dinner Hour

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 13:06
They hardly look like radicals, but nearly 400 Minneapolis parents did something revolutionary recently: they pledged to eat meals with their families at least four nights a week. (see helpful tips to get your family to eat together) “Funny, isn’t it, that you’re being countercultural these days when you sit down to dinner?” muses William Doherty, Ph.D., director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota.

Meal Makeover: Snack Attack

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 13:01
Packaged snack foods tempt us everywhere! It’s all too easy to pop a bag of chips or those cute mini cookies into lunchboxes and brown bags in the morning or succumb to a candy bar around 3 p.m., but with a small investment of time and effort, you can make much healthier choices for yourself and your family. Choose from our list of ready-to-go whole-food snacks, or try some of these ultra-quick tasty recipes (ready in under 5 minutes) to keep everyone going all day long.

7 Ultra-Quick Fun Snacks for Kids