All recipes are healthy, easy, tasty, affordable, and fast.
 
Plus, they are kid-friendly -- meaning kids can help make them and enjoy eating them.
As you look at the ingredients, you may find that you already have a lot of them at home. No need to spend extra money at a specialty food store, unless, of course, that's where you prefer to shop.

RECIPES BY THE DIETITIAN

Many of the pediatric patients I see in my clinic have things like elevated cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, pre-diabetes or diabetes, just to name a few. When counseling my patients on nutrition, I use guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. I use these same guidelines when creating the recipes you'll find on this site.

Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

 

What a sneaky way to get more veggies into a meal! This cauliflower crust is so delicious, your family will choose this over regular crust. The serving size may look small, but it's actually quite filling.

* Vegetarian

* Gluten-free

Mac n Cheesy Broccoli

 

This recipe is just about as fast to make as the boxed mac n cheese. But it's healthier and tastier! To balance out the meal, bake some fish in the oven while you make this on the stove top.

* Vegetarian

My recipes meet a majority of the following criteria (per serving):

- Calories: 300 or less

- Saturated Fat: 3 grams or less

- Protein: 8 grams or more

- Fiber: 3 grams or more

- Sodium: 400 milligrams or less

- (Carbohydrate grams included for carb counting)

Brocco-cheesy Potato Skins

 

Bring this appetizer to a party, and it will be a sure hit! It can also be served as a side item at dinner alongside baked chicken and a salad.

* Vegetarian

* Gluten-free

Quinoa with Black Beans

 

Flavorful and filling! Just as delicious when served as a leftover.

* Vegan

Black Bean Patties with Mango Salsa

 

This requires a little bit of chopping, so an adult may need to be in charge of that part. Kids of all ages can shape the patties. This can be served with or without a whole wheat bun.

* Vegetarian

Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard
and Green Bean Sticks

 

Try this healthy spin on chicken tenders. Kids have fun dredging the chicken and snapping the green beans. This honey mustard sauce is way tastier (and healthier) than the store-bought stuff.