Kid-friendly food used to mean homemade vegetable soup and cake—these days parents have fast food and vending machines to compete with. It can be tough to get kids to eat a balanced diet; our kid-friendly recipes make it easy.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
How can one possibly improve on such a near-perfect food as mashed potatoes? By folding in tangy, earthy goat cheese, of course!
Quick Turkey Lasagna
Lasagna doesn’t have to take hours to prepare, as this healthy, updated recipe demonstrates.
Chile and Cheese Fritters
Dip them in salsa, serve them with Mexican — but make a lot, because they go fast.
Grape and Apple Crisp
We’re so used to eating grapes free-hand we forget they make wonderful contributions to comfort dessert recipes such as this crisp.
Maple Pecan Popcorn Balls
Classic popcorn balls with a flavorful twist make a perfect after-school snack for pint-sizers.
Wheat Bran Coconut Granola
Easy baked granola is the perfect base for a take-along trail mix or morning cereal.
Whole-Wheat Bran Pancakes
For a break from syrup and butter, serve these protein-packed flapjacks with fruit and a drizzle of honey.
Heart-Smart Refrigerator Bran Muffins
Get a jump-start on breakfast two ways, first with this make-ahead muffin, then with the nutritious energy of the delicious finished product.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mini Spinach Salads
Fresh summer greens are a delicate bed for succulent spicy seasoned Caribbean shrimp.