Kid-Approved Recipes

5 Healthy Summer Thirst Quenchers


Did you know the human body is 60-70% water? During the summer as we spend more time outdoors and increase our activity level, our body’s rate of water loss increases dramatically, making regular hydration incredibly important. Drinking an ice-cold glass of water on a hot day can be very satisfying, but adding an element of… Read more

10 Pantry Staples, 5 Simple Meals


When did August get here? Back to school season is upon us which means schedules are about to get a little hectic. When life gets busy, it can be tempting to go for inexpensive, fast food. But with just a little planning, eating healthy on a budget can be a breeze. To help, we’ve put… Read more

In Praise of Peaches This Month!


Peaches are top of mind for us in August because at this time of year, they are the most popular fruit purchased by our centers around the country. Take advantage of the season! They are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Here are 6 easy ways to serve peaches to even the pickiest of eaters, kids and grown-ups alike.

TAKE IT OUTSIDE: Get Grilling!


Nothing says summer sizzle more than grilling outside. We thought we’d take a mindful approach to healthy grilling this month with some ideas to involve the kids while keeping it safe, and good for you.

Recipe: Taco Casserole

Taco casserole

This recipe is our Registered Dietitian’s healthier take on a kid-favorite – taco casserole. It’s a great way to incorporate new vegetables into your child’s diet, like bell peppers, seeded jalapenos, or zucchini.

Guest Post: Ground Turkey Entomatadas


Written by  Ericka Sanchez, Nibbles and Feasts As someone who cooks every day and eats just about anything, I wasn’t ready for the challenge of a finicky five-year-old at the dinner table. When my son was a baby and I began to introduce solids in his meal schedule, the process was easy. We had fun getting… Read more

Pico de Gallo


Combining so many colorful vegetables provides vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, iron and fiber, and olive oil is healthy for your heart. To lessen the spiciness, remove the jalapeño seeds. Kids can help by picking out produce, dicing vegetables (with supervision), measuring and combining the ingredients, washing cilantro—they can shake it dry—and… Read more

Broccoli Cornbread Casserole

Besides providing both carbohydrates and protein, this is a terrific way to incorporate or introduce broccoli–an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber—and you can use either fresh or frozen broccoli. Make this a whole grain dish by using whole-grain cornmeal. Kids can help by preparing the cornbread mix, measuring and combining the ingredients. 2… Read more