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.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Power Muffins
Whole-wheat flour and rolled oats make these muffins with staying power.
Michael’s Chocolate Mint Pudding
Fifty percent pudding, 50 percent cake equals 100 percent delicious.
Turkey Meat Loaf
Baked in a loaf pan, Turkey Meat Loaf quick a boost of moisture from shredded carrots.
Mirassou’s Macaroni and Cheese with Applewood Bacon
A fresh take on everyone’s favorite — mac and cheese.
David’s Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and lower in calories.
Lots of “1s, 2s and 3s” plus alphabet noodles, all in a row, make this kid-friendly soup a tasty kitchen game for little helpers.
Wagon Wheels with Peas, Green Herbs and Ricotta Salad
Use chipotle peppers instead in this dish if pequins aren’t readily available.
Monte Cristo Cornbread Skillet Supper
Cheesy and rich, this one-dish meal is reminiscent of the classic deli sandwich.