From cute fruits to creative veggies, create the perfect snack for your kids.
Amp up the allure of veggies by marinating them in sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Delicious and party-perfect served warm on skewers, they're also great as leftovers added to pasta sauces and salads.
This flavorful finger food will be gone in seconds. Store-bought wonton wrappers make prepping these delicious dumplings a snap. They can also be made ahead and stored in the freezer for up to a month.
These rice balls with melted cheese centers are delicious. Serve with a ready-made tomato sauce or make your own.
These healthy roasted chick peas are tastily addictive, but also wholesome and incredibly satisfying.
These make delightfully unusual and wholesome potluck sides or perfectly cheerful summer appetizers. Feel free to swap in other beloved ingredients such as bell-pepper chunks or pepperoncini.
My kids don't agree on much when it comes to what they like for dinner, but one exception is fried shrimp. This recipe mimics their crispy exterior, but because they are baked instead of fried, they're a much healthier option.
If you've got salmon and crackers in your pantry, whip up a batch of these zesty, crunchy-crusted salmon cakes. The lemon and dill work to counteract the "fishy taste" that kids sometime complain about, so the cakes end up flavorful but kid-pleasingly mil
Smoky-sweet vegetables transform simple, cheesy tortillas — comfortingly familiar to children — into something sublime. Adjust the spice level to suit your family's palate and substitute whatever vegetables are in season.
Ah, the power of tofu. It's inexpensive, incredibly good for you, kids love it, and you can treat it like a blank canvas. The trick is to use tofu's mild sponginess to your own advantage. Here the tofu gets browned in a pan with soy sauce and lemon juice.
Marinating chicken in buttermilk gives it a delicious flavor and keeps it nice and tender. Japanese panko breadcrumbs—which can be bought in Asian food stores and many large supermarkets -- give the chicken a crispy, tasty coating.
Crushed cornflakes make a delicious coating for fish. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra flavor if you think your little one will like it. Serve with homemade tartar sauce or just ketchup.
Crepes filled with savory fillings, and a simple green salad, make a delicious and quick supper. For a vegetarian option, use 1/2 a pound of thinly sliced mushrooms that have been sauteed in butter.