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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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Arugula Salad with Honey-Drizzled Peaches

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Rich, nutty pecans complement the creamy tang of the goat cheese and peppery arugula balances the sweet juicy peaches and drizzle of honey in a simple, satisfying salad that lets the pure flavors of the ingredients shine.

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Bento Box Lunches

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For a simple take on lunch, think inside the box. Bento boxes are a pretty, eco-friendly, and sensible way to package your child's midday meal.

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Egg Whites, Turkey Bacon & Low-Fat Cheddar Tortilla Wraps

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These healthy, filling wraps are like breakfast-in-a-rolll-up, and the perfect breakfast or lunch dish for kids and adults. Get Cat Cora's terrific recipe here.

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Chick This Out Ranch Salad

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Your whole family will love this yummy ranch chicken salad sandwich! Using Hidden Valley® The Original Ranch® Dressing, you can create wonderful comfort food in minutes.

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Cat's Cheesesteak Sami with Provolone Sauce

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The classic Philly Cheese Steak gets the homemade sandwich treatment in this yummy, kid-friendly recipe. Get Cat Cora's terrific version here.

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Tofu Patties

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These vegetarian patties are tasty enough that even the carnivores in your family should like them. Freezing and then thawing tofu gives it a nice chewy texture that can't be duplicated any other way.

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Black Bean Dip

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Here's an easy dip to try. For these small and nearly-instant recipes, I use canned beans, and find them perfectly thrifty, happily quick, and acceptably tasty. However, if I'm using a lot of beans -- in a soup, say -- then I use dried, because they taste better and are cheaper. It makes a wholesome packed lunch: a little container of dip, along with a bag of tortilla or pita chips and some carrot sticks makes a nice change of pace from a sandwich.

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Empanadas

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Empanadas are delicious, savory little pies that are the perfect bite-sized treat for little ones and adults alike. Get Catherine Newman's tasty recipe here.

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