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