Kid-Friendly Recipes

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Tropical Fruit Salsa

Tropical Fruit Salsa

Fresh tropical fruit is so sweet, it livens up any dish. I like to make a big batch of this salsa to use for chip-dipping and to accompany my grilled fish or meat. Just eating this salsa makes me feel like it’s 80 degrees and sunny outside year-round!

Creamy Corn Bake

Creamy Corn Bake

Kids love sweet corn baked in a small dish, just the right size for them! Yogurt and eggs add lots of protein too. Do you have extra summer time corn? Swap out one of the cans of creamed corn and add 2 cups of fresh corn kernels cut from the cob before baking.

Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

I took this American classic to a healthier new level by adding turkey and whole wheat pasta. Haven’t met a family yet who doesn’t love spaghetti and meatballs and this is an easy way to introduce your little ones to whole wheat products

Bean Tofu Quesadilla

Bean Tofu Quesadilla

Ivy, my friend’s teenage daughter, is smart, witty, and outspoken. She’s also a vegetarian. I wrote this recipe for her, and packed it with three non-meat forms of protein, tofu, beans, and cheese to be sure she’ll get what a growing girl needs!

Guacamole

Guacamole

Whenever I invite guests over during the summer, I serve plenty of guacamole! Yet many friends have told me that their guacamole is not nearly as tasty and I think I know what the trouble is…

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Crispy breaded chicken cutlets smothered with cheese and sauce really hits the spot when you’re craving Italian fare. My version is lightly cooked in olive oil instead of deep fried. The part-skim mozzarella shaves off quite a few calories and fat, making this chicken parm much healthier than the traditional version.

Blueberry Pops

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This fruity pops are sweet since they combine two antioxidant rich foods, blueberries and spinach.

Tomato Cantaloupe Salsa

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Even beginning cooks can hit it out of the park with this easy yet delicious tomato salsa, kicking it up with cantaloupe for one of Summer’s best calorie-friendly dishes. Check out the pics and decide for yourself…