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Low-Cost Recipes from a Real Mom

As grocery prices go up, how do you keep the cost of feeding your family down? Anne Coleman (aka Short Order Mom) cooks for a family of nine on a budget of just $125 a week. Save money with her easy, kid-pleasing recipes.

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Family-Approved Recipes

These family-friendly recipes have been tested and approved by our own testers -- real families just like yours, with toddlers, school-age kids, adolescents, and impossibly picky eaters! Check out their stamps of approval on these recipes and make them for your own family.

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Wake-Up Smoothie

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With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein.

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Frozen Horchata

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A summery take on a popular Spanish and Mexican rice-based drink.

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Thermos-Ready Smoothie

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A protein and fiber-rich drink to go.

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Ready-to-Whir Smoothies

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With a quick spin in the blender, these customized make-ahead frozen smoothie packets let your child drink to her health.

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Magic Pretzels

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What's magic about these pretzels? How fast they disappear. The recipe is easy for little ones to help with, and makes for great holiday gifts.

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Rolled Crispy Rice Apples

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Apples are the signature fruit of fall. Here's an easy recipe that makes the most of their fresh, crisp flavor. This fast snack can easily be made with organic ingredients for a sweet, healthful treat.

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Peanut Butter & Strawberry Bars

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The flavors of peanut butter and jelly with fresh strawberries makes these bars a favorite snack. The kids love helping with stirring and pressing the base into the pan and slicing strawberries with plastic knives. These are also good with a little chocolate drizzled over the top for extra flavor.

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Homemade Tortilla Chips

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These homemade pita chips are a revelation. At first glance they might seem like too much trouble, but they're surprisingly little trouble after all, and your child can help you make them.

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