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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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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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Family Movie Night:   National Treasure Night

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Ideas and recipes to plan an "National Treasure"adventure theme night for the whole family.

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Family Movie Night: Narnia Night

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Ideas and recipes to plan a "Chronicles of Narnia" theme night for the whole family.

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Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

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Bartlett or Anjou pears are used in this salad for their crisp texture. The nut and cheese combination sets the tone of the dish—white Cheddar and pecans is decidedly American.

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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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Ham'n'Cheese Ranch Roll-Ups

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While everyone else is into wraps these days, I'm back at roll-ups. Wraps are good, don't get me wrong; but for kids they're generally too big and too full. Little hands need something easier to get a grip on, and my kids like plain old roll-up sandwiches. This is their favorite.

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