Kid Kritics Approved - Healthy Foods for Kids

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Hot Dog Bun Sub

Sub sandwich on a sprouted grain hot dog bun - perfect for smaller bites!

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Japchae Veggie Stir-Fry

This classic Korean comfort dish is loaded with veggies and flavor that have the HealthBarn USA kids and parents requesting second helpings!  

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Junior Meatballs

Versatile, healthy and easy, these meatballs will have the kids asking, "When do we eat?"

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Kibbeh Freekeh

This is a delicious twist on a Brazilian style Kibbeh made with ground turkey and freekeh!

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KKA Chopped Salad

A refreshing salad with vegetables and fruit!

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Lima Bean Hummus

This will make you rethink dips and hummus! Lima beans make a perfect dip or spread!

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Mac & Cheese Muffins by Fernanda

A fun way to eat Mac & Cheese - in individual cups! A new twist to an old favorite.

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Mac and Cheeze, Rice Cheddar Style

You'll get smiles and calls for more with this Mac and Cheeze. Made with elbow pasta, Rice Cheeze, parsley, and a dash of paprika, all baked to perfection.

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Macaroni and Cheese by Jodi

Creamy baked macaroni and cheese made with Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar Cheese!

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Mustard Parmesan Chicken

Chicken coated with mustard and parsley, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and baked with chicken broth. One dish. A few ingredients. A lot of flavor.

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No Bean Chili with Falafel Chips by Antoinette

Hearty chili served with falafel chips for dipping - great great for dinner or in a lunchbox thermos!

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No Fry Chicken Nuggets by Shonda

Your child's favorite food made healthier using wholesome ingredients and skipping the deep frying.

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Open Face Melted Cheese Sandwich

Quick, easy and deliciously nutritious open-face cheese and tomato sandwiches with a touch of oregano.

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Peanut Chicken Pinwheels

Delicious Asian-inspired wrap, or "pinwheel" with chicken and a coconut-peanut butter spread.  Great for lunchboxes!

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Peppermint Lemon Iced Tea

Peppermint iced tea made extra refreshing with the addition of real lemonade!

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Piano Player's Pie

A delicious pie/quiche with spinach, green peppers and mushrooms! Makes an easy meal for lunch or dinner.

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Pink Cinnamon Applesauce

Orange juice, cinnamon and vanilla extract join with the apples to make the easiest and prettiest pink applesauce ever!

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Pretzel Breading by Karen

Try this recipe instead of bread crumbs to coat poultry or fish!

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Pretzel Coated Chicken Tenders by Lisa

Organic chicken breast tenders dredged in a dressing of whole grain mustard, dijon mustard, red wine vinegar and canola oil, then coated with Snyder's pretzel stick crumbs and baked until crispy and delicious.

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Quinoa Fiesta Salad

Quinoa cooked in vegetable broth, roasted veggies, black beans, lime juice and seasonings...eat it as a salad or scoop it up with tortills chips...brilliant!

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Ranch Dip Layered Salad

Colorful layered salad of vegetables using Simply Organic Ranch Dip to bring the flavors together.

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RiceCheeze Quesadillas by Shelly

In a hurry and still want a nutritious meal? Try these quesadillas with Lisanatti RiceCheeze and vegetarian refried beans on toasted corn tortillas with salsa or guacamole for dipping.

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Romaine Salad with Bunny Croutons

A simple green salad with a topping your kids will love ... bunny crackers instead of croutons!

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Salmon Cakes with Veggie Stix by Shonda

These are delicious salmon patties with a twist: Veggie Stix by Good Health Natural Foods!

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Sandwich Kabob

The ingredients of a turkey sandwich served as a kabob!  A great alternative for kids' lunches.

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Santa Fe Chicken Salad by Melissa

A burst of flavor in a salad, with a crunchy topping from RW Garcia!

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Saturday Salad

This salad is a meal that will satisfy even your non salad fans! By topping with Shelton's Turkey Jerky this salad quickly became my husbands favorite.

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Seafood Salad with Veggie Stix by Shonda

Seafood salad with a crunchy finish provided by delicious Veggie Stix.

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Sesame Chicken Fingers by Carrie

A healthy twist to a kids' favorite! Baked chicken fingers, coated with crushed sesame sticks.

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Simple Corn Parmesan Pasta

Organic corn pasta seasoned with parmesan cheese, parsley and sea salt with a touch of olive oil and topped with a sprinkling of paprika. Gluten-free!

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Simple Salmon Patties

If you ask Simple Simon (or your kids) if you may try these Simple Salmon Patties, he (or they) will say, "Yes!" Canned salmon, egg, whole-grain crackers, parsley and paprika in a tasty patty that's easy to eat... try it!

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Simple Spelt Pasta

This simple protein-rich spelt spaghetti recipe with a bit of milk, cheese, and herbs and your kids will be asking you to make it again soon!  Plus there are lots of options for add-ins.

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Simple Turkey Burgers

Low calorie and high in protein, this turkey burger is moist and delish!

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Pepper with Freekeh

Delicious bell peppers stuffed with ground turkey and freekeh! And made in the slow-cooker makes things so simple and easy!

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Spinach Dip

Creamy spinach dip for veggies, whole grain crackers, or chips! Spinach feeds your eyes, muscles, blood, brain, nervous system, lungs, skins, mouth and teeth!

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Spinach Pesto Pizza with Almond Cheeze

Homemade pizza with spinach pesto sauce and a delicious cheese alternative!

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Spring Berry Salad

A delicious blend of organic Spring Mix from Earthbound Farm with berries, organic carrots and nuts dressed with a parmesan vinaigrette. Colorful and high in nutrition - your children will love  this salad!

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Straight Up Green Salad with Fruit by Mary

This salad has it all - greens, turkey, fruit, cheese and the crunch of granola. It makes a perfect lunch or light dinner.  Serve it as a side too!

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Strawberry & PB Sandwich

So simple and yet so deliciously perfect!

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Super Iron Tex Mex Falafel Chip Bake by Sally

A hearty tex-mex casserole loaded with iron!

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Super Quick Pot Pie

This is a healthier version of pot pie, made super fast and simple! Versitle too - you can use anything for the filling, great for using up leftover veggies.

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Sweet Potato Treat

What a great way to enjoy your sweet potato! Simple with only 4 ingredients this recipe can be for dinner or desert.

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Tasty Chicken Franks

Uncured chicken franks from Shelton's Poultry boiled in water and beer - don't worry, the alcohol cooks out as it boils making it safe for kids. Add condiments and watch their smiling faces as they devour these super delicious franks.

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The Best Tuna Salad Sandwich

Simple, yet delicious tuna salad sandwich!

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Tiger Stripe Snack

A fun snack!  Kebobs of olives and cheese using carrot sticks as the skewer = brilliant!!   Natalie from Super Healthy Kids shared this recipe with us.

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Tortilla Roll-Ups

Just layer cream cheese, sliced turkey, shredded white cheese, lettuce and tomato on a tortilla, roll up and eat it before someone else does!

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Totally Terrific Tuna Casserole by Kelley

A cheesy tuna casserole with a fun twist - EatSmart Naturals Whole Grain Cheese Curls!  Sure to be a family favorite.

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Tuna Salad with Humbles by Melody

"I made my 4 year old son tuna salad, and a side of Humbles chips for dipping. He would eat the Humbles by themselves, but the tuna was a bonus!" (Melody, mom of 1)

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Turkey Burgers

Juicy turkey burgers on the grill!

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Turkey Meatballs with Veggie Crisps by Emily

Homemade turkey meatballs with garlic and oregano using EatSmart Naturals Veggie Crisps in place of bread crumbs!  Delicious!!

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