Healthy Recipes for Children

All-American Turkey Burgers 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Try a new twist on the classic quarter-pounder with this Recipe Makeover. This version uses lean ground turkey in place of ground beef. Per serving: 379 calories and 10.6g fat. Saves: 136 calories and 25.4g fat!
All-Star Pork Meatballs 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Fun for kids to make - and eat too! These meatballs are oversized and cook easily in the oven.
Almond Granola Squares 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Packed with heart-healthy ingredients, these make a nice afternoon or to-go snack.
Apple Cinnamon Crostini 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Robust, whole-wheat Italian bread compliments the spiced apple, rendering a comforting combination.
Apple Oatmeal Pancakes 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Really delicious vegan apple oatmeal pancakes.
Apple and Fruit Frappe 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A lovely fresh fruity refreshing drink.
Apricot and Banana Jaffles 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A hot and sweet, crunchy breakfast.
Avocado and Mango Salsa 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Want something to flavor-up your fruits and veggies? Try this salsa!
BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Foil Packet Dinner 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This simple-to-make meal is a nice change from the usual camping or grill food.
Bagel Chips 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
This Recipe Makeover is a lower-calorie alternative to potato chips for when you want something crispy and savory to munch on. Per serving: 114 calories, 7g fat and 10g carbs. Saves: 55 calories, 4g fat and 6g carbs.
Baked Mozzarella Sticks 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Cheesy nibbles loaded with calcium.
Baked Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A simple and delicious fruit dessert.
Banana Oatmeal 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A delicious way to start your day.
Bartlett Pear Orange Bar Cookies 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Pears in the middle layer of the easy-to-do-bar cookies are a fruity surprise!
Beef Stew 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A traditional beef and potato stew.
Beef Stroganoff 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Tender beef strips with mushroom and onions in a light creamy sauce.
Berries and Whip 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Fresh, sweet berries with light whipped topping - how decadent!
Blueberry Party Mix 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This crunchy mix, with healthy fats and antioxidants, is great for parties, snacks and gifts!
Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Blueberry pancakes enhanced with ricotta - yum!
Blueberry Watermelon Freeze 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Inspired by Italian ices, this slushy, retro creation is so thick you can eat it from a spoon or sip it from a tall, frosty glass.
Blueberry and Apple Punch 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Yummy blueberries and apples pack a refreshing, naturally sweet punch!
Broccoli Casserole 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Broccoli, egg and 2-cheese dish.
Bunny Hop Salad 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A fun, off-beat salad that will "hop" onto your plate!
California Raisin Oatmeal Cookies 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Hooray! Here is a lighter version of the old fave, oatmeal raisin cookies!
Campfire Pot Roast 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This oh-so-easy dish is a nice change from the typical campfire fare. Good for camping or at home.
Cauliflower Cheese Soup 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A delicately flavored soup topped with parmesan cheese.
Cauliflower and Corn Gratin 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Children will enjoy this cauliflower and corn in a cheesy sauce.
Chalupa 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Cooked in a slow cooker, such as a crock-pot, this is a low-fat version of a fast food dish.
Charm's Banana, Apricot and Date Muffins 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Enjoy a treat and boost your fiber intake with these yummy muffins.
Cheese Lovers' Pizza Squares 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Pizza that is a quick and easy fast-food for adults and children alike!
Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Mmmm, good! This creamy-tasting soup, is a Recipe Makeover, made lower-fat than a traditional cheesy broccoli soup. Per serving: 150 calories, 5g fat and 3g sat fat. Saves: 150 calories, 16g fat and 10.5g sat fat.
Cheesy Eggplant Casserole 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Layered eggplant, veggies and creamy cheeses create a satisfying casserole loaded with Mediterranean flavor.
Cherry Citrus Spritzer 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A refreshing alternative to sugary drinks, packed with antioxidants.
Cherry Trail Mix 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
On the trail or on the go, take this tasty, good-for-you mix with you!
Chicken Salad 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Refreshing chicken salad with grapes, served as a salad or a pita pocket filling.
Chicken-Salad Sandwich 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Hungry? Try this tender chicken breast with salad and mayo.
Chili Con Carne 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Spicy beef, tomatoes and beans are featured in this warming dish.
Chocolate Banana Pudding Pops 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Like bananas? How about chocolate pudding? Then, these are for you!
Chocolate Monkey Peanut Shake 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Go bananas with this fun shake - great for kids, parties and for the child in you!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A milkshake suitable for a party or spooky Halloween treat!
Classic Strawberry Pie 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Mmmmm, easy fresh strawberry "cream" pie! Yum!
Cocoa Berry Yogurt Surprise 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This rich, dark chocolate, berry treat is not only delectable, but is also a good low-fat, low-calorie source of flavonoids.
Confetti Quesadillas with Cilantro Yogurt Dip 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Celebrate or cheer on your favorite team with this simple-to-make recipe. Olé!
Cranberry-Apple Iced Tea 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Refreshing, caffeine-free iced tea.
Cranberry-Berry Smoothie 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Try this berry version as a delicious meal on the go!
Creamy Rice Pudding with Strawberries and Kiwi 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
An easy rice dessert crowned with fresh fruit.
Critter Munch 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
For a Halloween or a party treat, delight your friends or children with this fun snack!
Crock Pot Breakfast 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Made in a slow cooker, such as a crock pot, this breakfast can be cooked while you sleep - what a luxury!
Crunchy Cherry Party Mix 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This easy-to-prepare snack is a party and holiday favorite! As a Recipe Makeover, it cuts down on the calories, fat and sodium of a traditional recipe, and, it's crunchy good! Per serving: 93 calories, 2.2g fat and 202mg sodium. Saves: 55 calories, 4.5g fat and 220mg sodium.
Date and Apricot Muesli Squares 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
These muesli squares are perfect as lunch box snacks.
Double Chocolate Fig Cookies 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Scrumptious figs mingled with chocolate and nuts - yum!
Easy All-Veggie Spaghetti 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Delicious vegetarian spaghetti, using spaghetti squash instead of pasta.
Easy Chicken Pot Pie 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Few meals warm the colder months quite like a piping hot, hearty pot pie!
Energizing Mango and Banana Smoothie 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Enjoy this delicious, refreshing drink.
Fish Sticks 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Fish sticks, low-fat style.
Frosty Strawberry Pops 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Refreshing, cool and healthy - a fruit treat!
Frozen California Apricot Pops 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
Fresh fruit popsicles - and, so easy to make!
Frozen Yogurt Apricot Float 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Full of flavor and healthier than the traditional ice cream float, this Recipe Makeover is mmm...yum! Per serving: 174 calories and 1.4g fat. Saves: 212 calories and 12.6g fat!
Fruity Cottage Waffles with Orange Cream 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Light waffles topped with cottage cheese, berries, chocolate chips, and whipping cream - yum! Even the children can help make them!
Fun Fries 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This oven-baked Recipe Makeover knocks the "fry" out of French fries! Per serving: 201 calories and 5g fat. Saves: 65 calories and 8g fat.
Giggly Jiggly Grape Fun 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Gelatin bites with fresh grapes - fun for kids and for the child in you!
Grape Volcano Smoothie 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Try this quick and easy smoothie!
Guiltless Egg Salad 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A lower calorie version of the classic.
Healthy Soy Sloppy Joes 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A blast from the past, this Recipe Makeover of a 1930's supper dish combines soy, herbs and spices for a quick, flavorful meal. Per serving: 292 calories and 6.9g fat. Saves: 120 calories and 9.3g fat over a traditional recipe!
Homemade Fig Bars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Wholesome fig, nut and oat bars with a fresh homemade flavor!
Ice Cream Cupcakes 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Ice cream and cookies all in one - yum!
Layered Apple and Blueberry Dessert 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This is a light impressive dessert that is healthy yet easy to prepare.
Lemon Cherry Parfaits 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Creamy delicious and colorful dessert!
Low-Fat Carrot Cake with a Twist 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Low-fat carrot cake supplying two fruit and veggie servings.
Low-Fat Creamy Chicken and Veggies 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This easy, tasty, homestyle recipe is made in a slow cooker, such as a crock-pot.
Macaroni Turkey 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Low-fat macaroni cheese with turkey.
Marvelicious Mac and Cheese 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This yummy mac-and-cheese, made lower-fat, is sure to please the family! Per serving: 266 calories and 6.6g fat. Saves: Up to 528 calories and 32g fat over traditional store-bought and restaurant dishes.
Mini Pot Pies 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Lowfat homestyle chicken mini pot pies.
Mini Spinach Meatloaf
Individual meatloaves with a spinach filling.
Monte Cristo French Toast 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
French Toast at its finest - yum!
Muffins with Mustard, Egg and Cheese 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Spiced-up breakfast English muffins.
New Fashioned Grilled Dogs with Mustard Salsa
Tired of the same old fashioned dog? Try this new version!
No-Fat Chocolate Cupcakes 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Light, luscious chocolate cupcakes that are fat free!
Non-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Our Recipe Makeover is a delicious fat-free alternative to traditional ice cream. Per serving: 58 calories, 0.1g fat and 11g carbs Saves: 214 calories, 17.6g fat and 13.8g carbs!
Oatmeal Cherry Cookies 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
This favorite cookie recipe gets a new taste with dried cherries!
Oaty Apricot Bars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Yummy bars that make a great mid-afternoon or after-school snack.
One Pan Dinner 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Perfect for a quick and easy meal, this savory dish is just like mom used to make.
Orange Creamsicles 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This fun, frozen dessert is easy enough for the kids to help make. Plus, as it's a Recipe Makeover, it's much lighter than a traditional recipe! Per serving: 138 calories and 2.5g fat. Saves: 134 calories and 3.2g fat.
PA Dutch Chicken Corn Soup 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Pennsylvania Dutch, in the family for generations, and loved by kids.
Peach Melba 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A lightened version of this classic dessert served with frozen yogurt.
Peach, Berry and Choc-Chip 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This quick and refreshing snack is also great as a light dessert.
Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
For a tasty breakfast on-the-go, blend up this cool PB & B shake!
Peanut Butter and Banana Cupcakes 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Bake up a batch of cupcakes that your kids will love! Better yet, have your kids help!
Pineapple Float 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Frothy ice cream and pineapple juice - mmmm, a taste of the tropics!
Pizza Popcorn 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Like popcorn? Pizza? Enjoy this tasty treat!
Popcorn Trail Mix 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Take this easy, fun and chunky mix with you on the trail or on the go!
Potato and Zucchini Patties 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Grilled or baked, these delicious vegetable patties complete a meal.
Potato-Crusted Meatloaf 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This is sure to become a family favorite!
Protein Pancakes 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
These cottage cheese-filled pancakes are easy to make and good to eat!
Purple Cow 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
If you never saw a Purple Cow, but hope to see and drink one, then this grape and yogurt drink will help you see but not "be" one!
Quick Banana Cake 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A light banana cake.
Raisin Cupcakes with Lemon Yogurt Icing 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Cupcakes made lower fat using yogurt instead of oil or butter.
Red Velvet Cupcakes 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Sweet perfection! These Red Velvet cupcakes are made healthier by kicking out the artificial red dye and instead using nutritious red beets!
Rutabaga Fries 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Don't know what to do with rutabagas? Make low-fat oven fries!
Salmon Burgers with Sweet Potato Oven Fries 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Surprisingly simple to prepare, this colorful fish meal contains lots of healthy omega-3-fats and calcium! Per serving, if served separately: Salmon Burger, bun and lettuce/tomato: 350 cals, 9.2g fat, 27.6g carbs; Sweet Potato Fries (baked): 158 cals, 5.3g fat, 26.2g carbs.
Simple California Cling Peach Sorbet 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Made in a food processor, this sorbet is as easy as 1-2-3 !
Simple Fish Taco 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A lighter fish taco, supplying one veggie serving.
Southern Oven-Fried Chicken 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Missing fried chicken? Try this oven "fried" twist of the American favorite, a Recipe Makeover that has far less calories, fat and cholesterol compared to standard fried chicken. Per serving: 156 calories, 1g fat and 56mg cholesterol. Saves: 636 calories, 50g fat and 228mg cholesterol!
Spaghetti Bolognaise 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Classic spaghetti sauce just like "mama" makes.
Squash and Cherry Bake 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Dried cherries bring out the flavor of this easy-to-prepare side dish.
Strawberry Cheesecake Bites 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Cheesecake morsels are just enough for a tasty dessert or snack!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A crisp mingling the flavors of rhubarb and strawberries.
Strawberry and Yogurt Sorbet 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A light, cool dessert with the fruit flavor of summer!
Summer Strawberry Orange Cups 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Fresh fruit creamy gelatin dessert.
Taco Popcorn 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Add a little spice to your popcorn - olé!
Technicolor Vegetable Pizzas 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Rose-colored glasses will not be needed to appreciate the variety of colors and blend of tastes offered by these.
Tropical Fruit Salad 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A simple salad that reminds one of a tropical island!
Tropical Fruit Snacking Cup 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
The distinct flavors of the tropics are intense in this refreshing, healthy snack.
Tropical S'mores 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A traditional camping and fireside treat goes tropical!
Tuna and Corn Patties 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Enjoy these moist and sweet fish patties.
Tuna-Mayo Wrap 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Skim down the calories and sodium with our Recipe Makeover, turning an ordinary tuna sandwich into a tasty yet healthier version. Per serving: 250 calories, 3.4g fat and 0.4g sat fat. Saves: 236 calories, 19.6g fat and 3g sat fat!
Turkey Burgers 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
A simple and tasty burger idea that is also excellent on the barbecue!
Turkey Meatballs 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Turkey-style lower fat meatballs.
Turkey Meatloaf 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A variation of the traditional meatloaf integrating turkey, colorful vegetables and spice.
Turkey Sloppy Joes 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This Recipe Makeover transforms an old favorite with turkey - tasty!! Per serving: 294 calories and 8g fat. Saves: 118 calories and 8g fat.
Turkey or Chicken Noodle Soup 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Whether feeling good or bad, this homemade soup warms the spirit!
Vegetable Burgers 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
For burgers with a difference, try these tasty vegetarian burgers.
Vegetable Pockets 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
A fun way to present veggies at your table, barbecue, or camping trip!
Watermelon Blueberry Banana Split 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Here's the latest "scoop" - a fresh, lighter Recipe Makeover twist to the traditional sundae, filled with wholesome fruit. Per serving: 173 calories, 1.3g fat, 0.4g sat fat, and 27g sugars. Saves: 859 calories, 46.7g fat, 21.6g sat fat, and 89g sugars over the classic 3-scoop banana split!
Watermelon Kiwi Smoothie 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Delicious and refreshingly smooth as a speedy breakfast meal or as an afternoon snack.
Watermelon Pie A La Mode 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Surprise your guests with this refreshing, new twist on a classic favorite - naturally fruit sweet!
Watermelon Snow Cones 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Bring out the child in you with these unique cones - fun for kids of all ages!
Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
These tasty, satisfying, low-fat muffins are a hit!
Whole-Wheat Banana Bread 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This Recipe Makeover is a delicious, lighter variation of the traditional banana bread. Per serving: 229 calories and 3g fat. Saves: 119 calories and 13g fat!
Wholesome Granola Bars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
For a lower fat snack, munch on these cherry granola bars. Per serving: 148 calories, 4 g fat and 0 cholesterol. Saves: 245 calories, 14 g fat and 34 mg cholesterol over regular granola bars!
Winter Porridge with Pears 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
This yummy hot oatmeal will fill you up on a cold day.