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.
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.
French Toast Sandwich
You’ll need a fork to eat this apple-rich and decadent take on an old favorite.