Chili Popcorn

Review Average: 5 stars

Try this healthy and delicious popcorn next time you have family movie night at home

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Review Average: 4 stars

This classic combo is tasty, simple and satisfying. Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar on top for extra flavor.

Anna's Salmon Cakes

Review Average: 4 stars

Crab cakes are a popular dish, but not always practical or affordable. This quick and easy recipe uses salmon and other ingredients that can be kept on hand for preparation on busy days.

Ono Mango Macadamia Nut Bread

Review Average: 2 stars

To say "delicious" in Hawaiian, you say "ono." And this is a very ono bread, which showcases the tropical flavors of macadamia nuts and mangoes.

Philly Soft Pretzel Bread Pudding with Chocolate

Review Average: 4 stars

What's better than healthy comfort food? This recipe uses Philadelphia-style soft pretzels for a unique twist on bread pudding.

Cereal-Coated French Toast Bites with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Review Average: 3.5 stars

These bite-sized pieces of French toast are the perfect size for little fingers to pick up and dunk into the fruity yogurt sauce.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Review Average: 3.5 stars

A cross between a cake, cookie and a bowl of oatmeal, this make ahead treat is handy to heat up and have for a quick healthy breakfast or snack.

Hawaiian Pork and Peas

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Pork and peas are a favorite combination in Hawaii, as is the unique blend of seasonings in this almost complete meal. Just cook some rice and your meal is done.

Power-Up Pita Pizza

Review Average: 5 stars

Kids will love this mix of Mediterranean flavors like hummus and pita, and the fun of pizza. And it will be ready in no time, for an after-school snack, lunch or a light dinner.

Mike's Sicilian Cauliflower

Review Average: 1.5 stars

Don't know how to cook cauliflower? Follow this easy, mouth-watering recipe and your family will reap the nutritional benefits of this super veggie.

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn

Review Average: 4.5 stars

This colorful salad is easy to make and healthy to boot. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Tuna-Apple Sandwich

Review Average: 4 stars

Crisp apple slices add an extra crunch to these classic tuna sandwiches. Easy to make and easy to please!

Whole Wheat Date Bars

Review Average: 5 stars

These Middle Eastern-inspired date bars have no sugar and are made with whole wheat, 100% fruit, spices, and olive oil.


Here is a northerner's version of gazpacho, a traditional Spanish cold soup that is very popular in Florida and a perfect way to use fresh summer vegetables anywhere.

Glazed Pork Tenderloin Medallions

These Glazed Pork Tenderloin Medallions are a quick-cooking and low-fat pork dish;  great for families in a hurry.


Review Average: 4 stars

Want your kids to eat more veggies? Try Ratatouille, a traditional French vegetable-based dish, packed with nutrients your family doesn't get enough of on a daily basis.

Grilled Tuna with Warm Cherry Tomato Salsa

Review Average: 5 stars

Fusing the freshness of Napa, the seafood of California, and the Tuscan way of spicing food resulted in this easy tuna recipe. If you can't find fresh tuna, use any firm fish, such as halibut or salmon.

Caprese Salad on a Stick

Review Average: 5 stars

A new spin on the classic Italian salad is fun for the whole family! Pair with your favorite grilled entrée and whole-grain side dish and you have a balanced meal.

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Review Average: 4 stars

This bubbly summer refresher, Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade, takes classic lemonade to the next level by adding strawberries and sparkling water.

Pepita (Jicama) Salad

Review Average: 3 stars

Jicama is prized for its sweet taste and delicate crunch. Teamed up with the seasoning in this recipe, it makes an out-of-the ordinary salad.

Confetti Sloppy Joes

Review Average: 4.5 stars

You'd never know after eating this mouth-watering, kid-friendly sandwich that Sloppy Joes originated during financially tough war times in the 1940s as a way of stretching precious and expensive beef

Pesto Chicken Salad Pitas

Review Average: 5 stars

This Mediterranean spin on chicken salad is bursting with fresh flavor thanks to the addition of pesto. Mix up an anything-but-boring lunch in no time!

Napa Valley Glazed Salmon

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Elegant and gourmet-delicious, this salmon recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Polynesian Shrimp Tacos

Review Average: 4.5 stars

This recipe combines the convenience of frozen shrimp with black beans and pineapple to create a slightly sweet, fiber-filled dinner that's sure to make everyone smile!

Fresh Fruit Snow Cones

Review Average: 1.5 stars

Treat yourself to a fruity snow cone without any artificial flavors or coloring. You can substitute other fruits to suit your taste buds.

Lemon Fresh Tabbouleh

Review Average: 3 stars

Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern dish. This version, inspired by the Palouse region’s vast wheat fields, is considerably slimmed down from the traditional version.

Fresh Strawberry Glacé Pie

Review Average: 3 stars

There is no better way to showcase nature's bounty than in a fresh strawberry pie. A perfect summer treat!

Cucumber Watermelon Salad

Review Average: 3 stars

In Wisconsin, cucumbers and watermelon ripen at the same time. This recipe combines both to produce an unexpected, extraordinary salad.

Roasted Carrot and Farro Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Combined with roasted carrots and a lemony yogurt dressing, farro — a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern grain with a nutty flavor and chewy texture — is an ideal base for this hearty vegetarian salad.

Salad with Flaxseed Oil Dressing

Review Average: 4 stars

This salad dressing is grade A+! It's bursting with a lot of flavor and omega-3 fatty acids. Add some great toppings and enjoy.

Broccoli Salad

Review Average: 2.5 stars

The crunch of fresh broccoli and nuts, with sweet chewy raisins, in a creamy tangy dressing make this simple salad a winner.

Rainbow Cheesecake Trifle Cups

Review Average: 5 stars

Enjoy a rainbow of fruity flavors in this tasty trifle dessert! Plus, bring kids to the kitchen to help with assembly.

Easy Migas

Review Average: 5 stars

Start the day with a traditional Tex-Mex dish called migas. This version is quick and easy to make, even on busy mornings!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

This chocolate chip cookie dough dip is secretly healthy, making both kids and parents happy! Try it with fresh fruit or lightly salted pretzels for a satisfying snack.

Jicama Apple Slaw

Jicama is a white, fibrous root vegetable native to Mexico. When peeled and sliced, its subtly sweet flavor and refreshing crunchiness make it a perfect substitute for cabbage in coleslaw.

Pizza Hummus

Most kids love pizza, so why not bring the dish to the table in a new way? This recipe for Pizza Hummus can be used as a dip or spread!

High Five Salad

Review Average: 2 stars

Are you ready for a backyard barbecue? This recipe is a perfect, hearty side dish to serve!

Fuel You Up Smoothie

Review Average: 4 stars

This smoothie is loaded with nutrition powerhouses such as milk, bananas, blueberries, kiwi and yes, spinach!

Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa

Do your kids love tacos? Want them to eat more fish? Have a Mexican fiesta with these Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa and watch them ask for more, please!

Chickpea Salad

This salad is simple to make and versatile — eat it alone, in a wrap or pureed into a tasty chickpea spread!

Barbeque Pork Sandwiches

This barbecue pork sandwich recipe can be ready in minutes!

Honey BBQ Chicken Nuggets

Review Average: 4 stars

Your kids (and the adults in you household) will love these gluten-free chicken nuggets!

Baked Onion Rings

Review Average: 5 stars

You will love these gluten-free onion rings!

Banana Cream Smoothie

Review Average: 4 stars

This delicious smoothie is a favorite with the kids because it's so creamy and crunchy. It's also loaded with calcium to keep bones and teeth strong!

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Review Average: 4 stars

This Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips is a comfort food but also healthy. Plus, it freezes well!

California BBQ Veggie Sliders

Review Average: 3 stars

These mini veggie burgers are fun and nutritious.

Collard Chips

Review Average: 4.5 stars

At 20 calories per serving, these collard chips provide the crunch kids love along with plenty of nutrition.

Brown Rice and Flaxseed Pizza Crust

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Looking for a hearty pizza crust that can hold a multitude of toppings and is gluten-free? Try this Brown Rice and Flaxseed Pizza Crust!

Fruited Bulgur Breakfast

Review Average: 5 stars

Have your family start the day with a breakfast of cooked bulgur. With nuts and fruit, this recipe makes a satisfying anf nutritious start of the day.

Mexican Pulled Pork

Review Average: 4 stars

This simple protein-packed dish can be enjoyed as a taco or burrito filling or served on a whole grain bun.

Red Potato Salad with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Review Average: 4 stars

This fresh spin on potato salad is light and colorful thanks to the addition of green beans, tomatoes and a tangy vinaigrette dressing.

Roasted Spring Asparagus

Review Average: 5 stars

Asparagus doesn't last long in the Mid-Atlantic region, only the months of May and June. Although you can grill, steam or broil asparagus, I especially love it roasted. This tasty and simple dish goes well with chicken, lamb or fish.

Rainbow Swirley Smoothie

Review Average: 3.5 stars

This smoothie is easy, refreshing and vitamin-packed. Blend it up for breakfast or share it with friends for a high-energy after-school snack.

Nutty Fruit Crumble

This easy-to-make dessert is made with Red Delicious apples and blueberries, and topped with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Brown Rice Risotto with Shrimp

Review Average: 2 stars

This hardy and healthy whole grain risotto is protein packed and loaded with calcium and iron, too!

Simply Delicious Shepherd's Pie

Review Average: 5 stars

Creamy, comforting Shepherd's Pie is a time-tested family favorite. This lighter version of the classic recipe packs a big punch of vitamin K in each serving!

Sopa de Elote (Mexican Corn Soup)

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Satisfying and delicious, this Sopa de Elote (Mexican Corn Soup), is filled with the authentic flavors of regional Mexican cooking.

Flash-Fried Romaine

Review Average: 3 stars

This recipe is a flash in the pan and the symphony of peanut oil, romaine, and bacon is fabulous.

Curried Caribbean Rice Pilaf

Curry, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, garlic and onion meld together to make this Caribbean delight a rice to remember. You'll hear the Caribbean tropics beckoning you.

Spicy Indian Salmon

Review Average: 4.5 stars

For a spicy salmon with a flavorful twist, try it with a blend of Indian spices known as garam masala.

Irish Soda Muffins

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Raisins and whole wheat flour make these Irish Soda Muffins heartier, as well as higher in fiber and minerals.

Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Mashed sweet potatoes give these quesadillas a boost of flavor and nutrients.

Post-Season Pesto Pizza

Review Average: 5 stars

This pizza is bursting with flavor thanks to two ingredients: caramelized onions and basil pesto.

Mrs. Shim's Chop Chae

Review Average: 2.5 stars

Enjoy this authentic, classic Korean noodle-vegetable-meat dish made with cellophane noodles.

Carrot Cake Muffins

Review Average: 3 stars

Who doesn't love a great tasting carrot cake? This delicious carrot cake muffin is loaded with all-natural, nutritious ingredients.

No-Crabs-Allowed Cakes

Review Average: 3 stars

These savory cakes replace crab with cannellini beans for a delicious vegetarian treat!

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Review Average: 3 stars

If you love chocolate peanut butter cups, this smoothie will become a healthy staple in your home.

Chocolate Ladybugs

Review Average: 3 stars

Add a dose of antioxidants and fun by making fresh strawberries into chocolate ladybugs.

Easy One-Pot Red Beans and Rice

Review Average: 4 stars

This is an easy, one-pot version of the famous New Orleans dish.

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Review Average: 4 stars

Cupcakes for breakfast? Yes, if they have zucchini! This breakfast treat will be sure to get the whole family up and energized to start their day.

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Review Average: 3.5 stars

This dip can be an appetizer or dessert — it tastes great with sliced apples, pears or salty whole grain pretzels.

Creamy Flan

Review Average: 3 stars

Mom's flan gets a healthy makeover by using lower-fat ingredients. The result is a creamy, velvety flan that is just as tasty!

Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Spinach Strata

Serve this colorful, healthy, Southwestern-inspired casserole for breakfast. And enjoy the leftovers cold the next day.

Have It Your Way Chili

Review Average: 4 stars

This have-it-your-way chili can be made vegetarian, with ground turkey or with ground beef. Enjoy the slightly sweet flavor added by the carrot.

Sweet Shades of Kwanzaa Bread

Review Average: 4.5 stars

The sweet potatoes, carrots and orange juice contribute not only to the rich orange color, but also to the sweet, robust flavor and an enviable nutrition profile of this Kwanzaa treat.

Chocolaty Pumpkin Bars

Review Average: 4 stars

These Chocolaty Pumpkin Bars are a nutritious, kid-pleasing snack for after school or the lunch box.

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Review Average: 5 stars

Assemble this hearty slow cooker soup in just minutes, and come home to a homemade meal after a long day. Bursting with vegetables, beans and whole-grain pasta, this is a MyPlate-inspired vegetarian meal the whole family will enjoy.

Figgy Guacamole

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Fresh figs add a unique twist to this crowd pleasing dip.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Pasta with Warm Walnut Vinaigrette

Review Average: 3 stars

Think your family doesn't like Brussels sprouts? Think again! Slice 'em extra thin and toss with pasta and walnut vinaigrette for a tasty meal everyone will enjoy.

Hanukkah Sweet Potato Latkes

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Sweet potato latkes are a great twist on potato latkes. They're high in vitamin A, C and a great source of fiber. Top with apple sauce for added sweetness.

Broccoli Soup with Lemon and Chives

Review Average: 5 stars

This soup is ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes. Fresh ingredients fill you up with fiber and protein.

Chicken Pot Pie Bundles

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Everyone will love this comfort food classic with a fun new twist! Delight your diners with creamy Chicken Pot Pie Bundles, perfect for a winter night.

Georgia Sweets

Review Average: 5 stars

The combination of sweet potatoes and peaches make this a sweet and simple homemade meal for your infant. Because the serving size for a baby of 6 to 12 months is just one-fourth of a cup, this recipe makes a full 10 servings.

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Review Average: 4.5 stars

A sweet balsamic vinegar and apple juice glaze makes Brussels sprouts a kid-pleasing vegetable.

Cauliflower No-Crust Quiche

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Quiches can be loaded with extra calories from eggs, milk and cheese, not to mention the crust. But this quiche does away with the crust while maintaining the flavor.

Baked Apples with Cinnamon-Oat Topping

Review Average: 0.5 stars

Warm apples and a crispy topping make this a comforting fall dessert. Leave the skin on the apples for a dose of fiber, and serve with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or yogurt, if desired.

Roasted Squash Trio

Review Average: 5 stars

Squash is a fall favorite. Here is a new way to taste a trio of this season's star vegetable.

Tiger Fries

Sliced red potatoes tossed with sweet potato strips yield a dish that's as pretty as it is great tasting.

Baked Cod and Veggie Packets

Review Average: 5 stars

These fish and vegetable packets are colorful and flavorful (thanks to a mix of fresh veggies and herbs), rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids (thanks to the cod), and low in calories. Plus, by baking everything in foil packets, cleanup is easy.

Poached Pears with Caramel Sauce

Review Average: 5 stars

This recipe for Poached Pears Over Ice Cream with Caramel, combines pears with the rich taste of caramel and is a great way to enjoy them throughout the year.

Sweet Potato Cornbread Muffins

Review Average: 5 stars

Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins A and C, and make a delicious addition to cornbread.

Roasted Beet Hummus

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Add roasted beets to hummus for a bright and colorful dip that will entice kids and adults alike to eat their veggies. Serve with baby carrots, cucumber slices, radishes or whole-wheat pita bread for dipping.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

Review Average: 4 stars

The vanilla yogurt makes this smoothie taste like pumpkin cheesecake. You'll think it should be in a pie shell.

Cinnamon-Poached Chicken and Rice

Review Average: 4 stars

Cinnamon gets a savory turn in this lightened up version of a Lebanese favorite.

Pumpkin Bread

Enjoy the aroma of pumpkin pie all year long with this delightfully rich and hearty quick bread.

Quick Injera

Ethiopians use this soft, spongy flatbread instead of utensils to scoop up stew or vegetables. This recipe uses baking soda and club soda to produce the bubbly effect common in injera.

California Chicken Wrap

Review Average: 3.5 stars

This wrap is ready to go at a moment's notice and also does double duty as an appetizer when it is cut into small slices.

Juicy Mango Wigglers

Review Average: 2.5 stars

These silly orange wigglers use just four basic ingredients, which makes them a treat for both you and your kids.

Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde

Spend more time with your family and less time cooking. You can prepare these Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde in a slow cooker.

German Potato Salad

Review Average: 3 stars

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has a large German population, and German potato salad is common fare.

Tuna Ole

Review Average: 0.5 stars

Try this super-quick family friendly recipe for fish tacos on a weeknight.

Frikadeller (Danish Meatballs)

Review Average: 2 stars

Grandma's traditional Danish meatballs get lightened up in this recipe, but they come out just as tasty and comforting.

Cinnamon French Toast

This version of French toast uses whole-wheat bread and fat-free milk for a healthier option.

Slow-Cooker Chili

Review Average: 2.5 stars

Use the slow cooker to make this chili that your kids will love and that won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours.

Veggie Stir-Fry with Soba Noodles

Review Average: 4 stars

If you like spaghetti, you'll love buckwheat soba noodles. This recipe is bright and colorful and packed with lots of vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Whipped Fresh Herb Cheese

This whipped delight is an essential replacement for high-fat dips. Use it with chips or veggie trays, as a spread on toast, in pasta dishes, or swap out the herbs and garlic for honey and cinnamon for a fruit dip!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Review Average: 4 stars

This tastes amazing plus it's loaded with protein and calcium. Dip away with pita chips or a colorful assortment of crunchy veggies.

Montana Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Review Average: 2 stars

Slices of this savory entree, wedges of roasted red onion, and creamy mashed potatoes make a decadent trio.

Farmhouse Apple, Bacon and Egg Casserole

Review Average: 2 stars

Enjoy the flavors of an old-fashioned Wisconsin bacon and egg breakfast baked into this delicious casserole. An added bonus: You'll have an easier time achieving your health and nutrition goals!

Quinoa Stir-Fry with Spinach and Walnuts

Review Average: 4 stars

Move over rice, this stir fry is all about Quinoa! This whole grain a fun, versatile ingredient that packs a nutritional punch.

Greek Roasted Chicken

In this Greek-inspired recipe, my dad roasts red potatoes, carrots and parsnips alongside chicken in our Chinese home in Seattle.

Cajun Meatloaf

Try this family-friendly recipe for Cajun Meatloaf, made with spices, veggies, ground beef and ground turkey.

Peanut Sauce Stir-Fry and Tempeh Skewers

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Peanut sauce brings this stir-fry to life. Once you prepare this sauce, it can be incorporated into a variety of recipes.

Dark Chocolate Covered Figs

Review Average: 2 stars

Easy as 1-2-3. Three ingredients to make this fresh vegan treat and to cure that chocolate craving.

Bunny Bread aka Carrot Bread

The whole family will hop right up to sample this healthy treat.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Review Average: 4 stars

It's back to basics with this whole wheat pizza dough. Grill it for an extra crunch and add your favorite toppings.

Easy Green Bean Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Review Average: 5 stars

Summer-garden fresh or chosen from today's wondrously rich produce aisles, this dish can be made all year.

Rainbow Penne Pasta

This meatless meal with broccoli, pasta, and freshly shredded Parmesan cheese is kid-friendly and packed with vitamins and minerals.

Roasted Vegetable Tacos

Jazz up taco night with this recipe featuring roasted vegetables. A delicious melody of color, taste and nutrition!

Carrot Fries

French fries? Forget them and try these for way more antioxidants and fewer calories!

Yogurt Parfait Shots

Easy to make and a fun (and healthy) little dessert to serve your kids or guests.

Potato and Kale Soup

Review Average: 4.5 stars

This hearty potato kale soup is perfect for a family dinner. A secret ingredient brings out its creaminess and texture.

Pretzel Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Hesitant to feed your kids those frozen, breaded and fried chicken nuggets? This pretzel crusted chicken slashes calories and fat.

Blue Banana Smoothie

Review Average: 2.5 stars

Kids love smoothies! This Blue Banana Smoothie has a surprise ingredient that adds more nutrition while still being delicious.

Healthy Chicken Salad: Bento Box Style

Your child may take a sandwich for lunch, but lunch meat can be loaded with sodium and nitrites.Try this grilled chicken salad instead packed in a bento box.

Better Mac and Cheese

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Who doesn't love comfort food like good old Mac 'n Cheese? This recipe has a surprise ingredient.

Double Delicious Dunkers

Review Average: 4 stars

Don't believe that your kids will clamor for a vegetable snack or side dish? Try serving them these crispy-coated, baked vegetables with a pizza sauce dip.

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Review Average: 2.5 stars

Pancakes are an all-American breakfast treat, and this version pairs chocolate chips and fresh bananas for extra goodness.

Rhubarb Bread Pudding

Review Average: 4 stars

Rhubarb comes in early in Wisconsin, sometimes in early May. Enjoy it in a wide variety of baked items and then freeze as much as your can to enjoy until the next spring.

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette with Arugula, Pear and Walnut Salad

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette with Arugula, Pear and Walnut Salad




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