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Recipes for Kids

Find recipes for meals that will please picky eaters, fill kids' lunchboxes, and give you plenty of dinner ideas your children will love.

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Quick & Easy Recipes

On nights when time is tight, you can still serve a nutritious, homemade dinner. These easy recipes deliver maximum satisfaction with minimum preparation.

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Healthy Takes on Kids' Classics

Many of your kids' favorite meals can be made healthier with a few simple substitutions that can reduce fat, boost fiber and veggies, and leave all the flavor intact.

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Watermelon Birthday Cake

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It's not a cake by traditional standards, but kids (and even adults) will love the refreshing layers of watermelon on this decorative dessert. It is perfect for summertime birthdays and for parents who want to serve low-sugar treats.

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Parent Moments: Can I Help?

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I think of my kitchen as my office: Don't mess up my papers, don't delve into my utensil drawer, or rearrange my pantry, or interrupt me when I'm on the cooking equivalent of a conference call: preparing a complicated dinner with three different side dishes that are all going to come out simultaneously, perfectly browned or warmed or buttered. So I used to shudder when my youngest, Faith, would ask, "Can I help?"

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Chicken and Spaghetti Parmesan

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My kids like this next recipe so much that they've said, "Mom, dinner was really good. Can we have it again tomorrow night?" Now, that works for me!

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Grandma's Meatloaf

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My grandmother's meatloaf was always made with cornflakes instead of bread crumbs, which makes it slightly lighter in texture.

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Watermelon Birthday Cake

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It's not a cake by traditional standards, but kids (and even adults) will love the refreshing layers of watermelon on this decorative dessert. It is perfect for summertime birthdays and for parents who want to serve low-sugar treats.

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Quesadillas

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Quesadillas are one of the quickest, easiest kid-friendly meals you can make for dinner, snacks, or to pack in a lunch box. Cut one into strips for sharing, or leave it whole to be eaten like a taco. The simple recipe with just cheese can be made in only a few minutes.

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