Healthy and affordable eating plan for children

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Give your kids one of these yummy recipes that will have them running to the dinner table! Teaching kids to eat healthy foods at a young age will help them develop healthy eating patterns for life, so we’ve included kid-friendly recipes with a variety of vegetables, using proteins that are naturally lower in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals.

Breakfast:

Blueberry-Pecan Pancakes:
  • Make your standard pancake recipe and add the following:
  • Dried blueberries
  • Toasted chopped pecans
  • Brown sugar and cinnamon

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Creamy Wheat Berry cereal:
  • Rolled oats
  • Raisins
  • Milk, salt
  • Cooked berries
  • Brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Toasted slivered almonds
Tutti-fruity oats:
  • Your standard oats recipe with low fat milk, sugar and cinnamon, salt and just add your favorite fruits.
Breakfast taco:
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Egg
  • Bacon

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Healthy snacks:

Broccoli-Bacon salad:
  • Garlic, Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Cider vinegar
  • Sugar, dried cranberries
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Sliced water chestnuts
  • Cooked bacon
Creamy green beans:
  • Green beans
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt

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Glazed mini carrots:
  • Mini carrots
  • Water, Honey
  • Butter, Salt
  • Lemon juice, pepper
  • Chopped parsley
Parmesan spinach cakes:
  • Fresh spinach
  • Ricotta cheese or low fat cottage cheese
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Eggs
  • Salt, Garlic, Pepper

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Dinner:

Almond-crusted chicken fingers:
  • Sliced almonds
  • Whole wheat flower
  • Paprika, garlic, salt, dry mustard, pepper
  • Egg whites
  • Chicken tenders
Fish sticks:
  • Dry breadcrumbs
  • Whole-grain cereal flakes
  • Lemon pepper, garlic powder
  • Paprika, salt
  • Egg whites beaten
  • Tilapia fillets cut into pieces

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Ham and cheese stuffed chicken breast:
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped ham
  • Dijon mustard, pepper
  • Skinless chicken breast halves
  • Egg white
  • Breadcrumbs
No-bake Mac and cheese:
  • Elbow noodles
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Milk, flower, garlic powder, salt, pepper
  • Cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese
  • Dijon mustard
The taco:
  • Corn tortillas
  • Lean ground beef
  • Lean ground turkey breast
  • Onion
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Cumin, chili powder, oregano
  • Leafy greens
  • Salsa
  • Cheddar cheese

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Dessert:

Kiwi and lime lollies:
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Grated lime zest
  • Grated ginger
  • Lime juice
  • Green food coloring
  • Thinly sliced kiwi
No-Bake cookies:
  • Cracker squares, finely ground
  • Raisins
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Unsweetened coconut

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Fruit Crumble:
  • Blueberries, peaches or plums
  • Granulated sugar
  • Flower, oats,
  • Brown sugar, cinnamon
  • Orange juice
  • Chopped almonds or pecans
Coconut-Bananas:
  • Cocoa powder
  • Toasted unsweetened coconut
  • Bananas sliced
Mini rice cakes:
  • Mini apple cinnamon rice cakes
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Bananas sliced

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Fruit kebabs:
  • Roasted turkey
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cut grapes
  • Dried apricots

Healthy drinks:

Watermelon Agua Fresca:
  • Cubed watermelon
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Lime juice
  • Soda water
  • Lime slices
Apple lemon slush:
  • Frozen apple juice concentrate
  • Lemon juice
  • Crushed ice

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Double-chocolate malted shake:
  • Chocolate ice cream
  • Chocolate soymilk
  • Malted milk powder

These delicious kid-friendly recipes will help your kids learn to love whole. This collection of healthy kid-friendly recipes gets high marks from kids of all ages and is designed to make meal planning easier. We think your whole family will love them!

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