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A board full of doctor, dietitian and healthcare professional approved recipes! Find healthy snacks, desserts and dinners for the whole family to enjoy!

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Dinner

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests eating fish twice a week. If you aren't keen on the "fishyness" of fish, the salmon in this recipe can be substituted with a  mild flounder.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests eating fish twice a week. If you aren't keen on the "fishyness" of fish, the salmon in this recipe can be substituted with a mild flounder.

For a gluten-free version of your favorite pizza recipe, try this zucchini crust option.

Zucchini Crust Pizza

For a gluten-free version of your favorite pizza recipe, try this zucchini crust option.

Need a delicious side but don’t have a lot of time? This three-step green bean dish is here to save the day. Use the salt for the water but it won’t need to touch the dish. Superfoods, garlic and ginger, add a lot of flavors while also being great sources of magnesium, vitamins, calcium and selenium.

Ginger and garlic green beans

Need a delicious side but don’t have a lot of time? This three-step green bean dish is here to save the day. Use the salt for the water but it won’t need to touch the dish. Superfoods, garlic and ginger, add a lot of flavors while also being great sources of magnesium, vitamins, calcium and selenium.

Whether you’re looking to lower your carb intake or try gluten-free recipes, this pasta-free version of mac and cheese can satisfy those dietary needs while also satisfying your comfort food cravings.

Quinoa and cauliflower “mac” and cheese

Whether you’re looking to lower your carb intake or try gluten-free recipes, this pasta-free version of mac and cheese can satisfy those dietary needs while also satisfying your comfort food cravings.

They might be "mini" chicken pot pies, but they're packed with "big" flavor! You know you can't resist.

Pocket-sized chicken pies

They might be "mini" chicken pot pies, but they're packed with "big" flavor! You know you can't resist.

Depending on you and your child’s meal plan, some Thanksgiving classics may be out of reach — like mashed potatoes. Try this instead!

Thanksgiving recipes for Type-1 kids

Depending on you and your child’s meal plan, some Thanksgiving classics may be out of reach — like mashed potatoes. Try this instead!

Spice up your Taco Tuesday with this delicious pescatarians’ twist on traditional tacos!

Fresh Fish Tacos

Spice up your Taco Tuesday with this delicious pescatarians’ twist on traditional tacos!

’Tis the season for overeating, sweet indulgences and buttery cheat days. But for parents of children with type-1 diabetes, navigating the holidays can take a toll on the holiday spirit. We searched the web and found our favorite Thanksgiving recipes to create a “type-1 friendly” menu that’s perfect for the entire family.

Thanksgiving recipes for Type-1 kids

’Tis the season for overeating, sweet indulgences and buttery cheat days. But for parents of children with type-1 diabetes, navigating the holidays can take a toll on the holiday spirit. We searched the web and found our favorite Thanksgiving recipes to create a “type-1 friendly” menu that’s perfect for the entire family.

Want a heart-healthy diet that’s also tasty? Nutritionists found that the traditional Greek diet — which focuses on vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, nuts and yogurt; olive oil as the sole source of added fat. Try this easy recipe to give it a taste.

Dine the Greek way: It's heart healthy and tasty, too

Want a heart-healthy diet that’s also tasty? Nutritionists found that the traditional Greek diet — which focuses on vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, nuts and yogurt; olive oil as the sole source of added fat. Try this easy recipe to give it a taste.

Need a dinner that makes itself? Try this Ready and Waiting Slow Cooker Chicken Chili.

Ready & Waiting: Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili

Need a dinner that makes itself? Try this Ready and Waiting Slow Cooker Chicken Chili.

Lunch

Sweet potatoes are the perfect nutrient-rich substitution when making nachos. Get your kids involved in the process by letting them add their favorite toppings!

Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet potatoes are the perfect nutrient-rich substitution when making nachos. Get your kids involved in the process by letting them add their favorite toppings!

Taste the rainbow with the nutrient-rich, hearty and colorful sandwich. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this sandwich is definitely a winner!

Veggie Avocado and Beet Hummus Sandwich

Taste the rainbow with the nutrient-rich, hearty and colorful sandwich. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this sandwich is definitely a winner!

A classic grilled cheese sandwich is always a kid-favorite! With the addition of nutrient-rich broccoli and a swap to whole grain bread, it is the perfect healthy alternative.

Broccoli Cheddar Grilled Cheese

A classic grilled cheese sandwich is always a kid-favorite! With the addition of nutrient-rich broccoli and a swap to whole grain bread, it is the perfect healthy alternative.

Get creative with healthy toppings, and bake up a pizza that’s good for you!

Fall into healthy eating: Pita Pizzas

Get creative with healthy toppings, and bake up a pizza that’s good for you!

If you’re finding it difficult to pack something new each day, dietitian Nicole Moore suggests using a bento-style lunch box. These boxes have containers that help you correctly portion food and assemble a meal that is not only more nutritionally balanced, but also more fun to eat.

Fresh, fast and fun: Use bento box lunches for healthy choices, portion control + recipes

If you’re finding it difficult to pack something new each day, dietitian Nicole Moore suggests using a bento-style lunch box. These boxes have containers that help you correctly portion food and assemble a meal that is not only more nutritionally balanced, but also more fun to eat.

Bowl meals are rising in popularity—and for good reason. Try this bowl that incorporates everything we love about tacos with none of the guilt.

Let's go bowling! Hearty and healthy meals for the win

Bowl meals are rising in popularity—and for good reason. Try this bowl that incorporates everything we love about tacos with none of the guilt.

Snacks

Nothing beats the summer heat quicker than a sweet, frozen treat.

Chocolate Yogurt Pops

Nothing beats the summer heat quicker than a sweet, frozen treat.

Looking for a healthy breakfast alternative, look no further! This recipe contains antioxidants, protein, and fiber. This nutrient rich smoothie will help get your energy up and get your day started right.

Green smoothie

Looking for a healthy breakfast alternative, look no further! This recipe contains antioxidants, protein, and fiber. This nutrient rich smoothie will help get your energy up and get your day started right.

Zucchini are incredibly versatile and a great source of vitamins B6, C and K. Substitute the classic French fries with this lighter option. It’s a crispy, healthy recipe your kids are sure to love!

Zucchini fries with ranch yogurt dipping sauce

Zucchini are incredibly versatile and a great source of vitamins B6, C and K. Substitute the classic French fries with this lighter option. It’s a crispy, healthy recipe your kids are sure to love!

Think outside of the salad bowl! Chilled beans can be served along side any meal as a salad substitute. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

Think outside of the salad bowl! Chilled beans can be served along side any meal as a salad substitute. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

Vegetable chips are a great snack alternative to their potato chip cousins and they still offer that satisfying crunch! Eat them alone or whip up a quick dip. ‪

Vegetable chips are a great snack alternative to their potato chip cousins and they still offer that satisfying crunch! Eat them alone or whip up a quick dip. ‪

Help your family start off the new year on the right foot!   Ingredients: • 1/2 cup fresh apples, chopped  • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced (can be substituted with 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)  • 1/4 teaspoon salt  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Baked Brussel Sprouts and Apples

Help your family start off the new year on the right foot! Ingredients: • 1/2 cup fresh apples, chopped • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced (can be substituted with 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme) • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

These stuffed mushrooms will steal the show at your next party or gathering. Mushrooms, quinoa and farro are great sources of meatless protein. Plus, the farro and quinoa will add other nutrients like fiber, iron and potassium.

Ancient grain-stuffed mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms will steal the show at your next party or gathering. Mushrooms, quinoa and farro are great sources of meatless protein. Plus, the farro and quinoa will add other nutrients like fiber, iron and potassium.

This healthier twist on a scrumptious snack is full of flavor, but with #healthy and minimal ingredients. Cut the chips and mix the seasonings together ahead of time for a quick and easy snack.

Nacho "Cheese" Chips

This healthier twist on a scrumptious snack is full of flavor, but with #healthy and minimal ingredients. Cut the chips and mix the seasonings together ahead of time for a quick and easy snack.

Looking for a quick and refreshing snack? Check out this one!

Cool, Crisp Cucumbers

Looking for a quick and refreshing snack? Check out this one!

Easy to make oat bars that happen to be berry good.

Prep-and-Go! Oat Berry Bars

Easy to make oat bars that happen to be berry good.

A fun snack to make and a fun snack to eat. Yum!

After-school peanut butter and apple wheels

A fun snack to make and a fun snack to eat. Yum!

Indulge in a sweet, yet healthy treat!

Sweet potato chips: One healthy base, so many flavors

Indulge in a sweet, yet healthy treat!

With very few ingredients make eating fresh more fun! This spring try these quick and easy recipes this that your kids are sure to love. All you need are fruit, yogurt and some spices to jazzy things up!

Serving up fall fruits and vegetables that kids will love

With very few ingredients make eating fresh more fun! This spring try these quick and easy recipes this that your kids are sure to love. All you need are fruit, yogurt and some spices to jazzy things up!

Chop up ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs for homemade salsa that’s bursting with flavor.

Easy Fresh Salsa

Chop up ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs for homemade salsa that’s bursting with flavor.

With very few ingredients make eating fresh more fun! Try these quick and easy recipes this that your kids are sure to love.

Spring recipes: Making fresh foods more fun

With very few ingredients make eating fresh more fun! Try these quick and easy recipes this that your kids are sure to love.

Drinks

Sometimes we're dehydrated and we don't even know it. But drinking enough water can turn into a chore. Adding fruits like strawberries, oranges or lemons can give you a Vitamin C boost while adding an extra bit of excitement. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

Sometimes we're dehydrated and we don't even know it. But drinking enough water can turn into a chore. Adding fruits like strawberries, oranges or lemons can give you a Vitamin C boost while adding an extra bit of excitement. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

Holidays

Eggnog is an all-time favorite, especially around the holidays. Enjoy this low-carb eggnog recipe!

Low-Carb Eggnog

Eggnog is an all-time favorite, especially around the holidays. Enjoy this low-carb eggnog recipe!

It’s just not Thanksgiving without stuffing. This year, welcome a new but very versatile ingredient into your favorite stuffing recipe. The lentils can be made ahead to save time.

Savory Lentil Stuffing

It’s just not Thanksgiving without stuffing. This year, welcome a new but very versatile ingredient into your favorite stuffing recipe. The lentils can be made ahead to save time.

’Tis the season for overeating, sweet indulgences and buttery cheat days. But for parents of children with type-1 diabetes, navigating the holidays can take a toll on the holiday spirit. We searched the web and found our favorite Thanksgiving recipes to create a “type-1 friendly” menu that’s perfect for the entire family.

Thanksgiving recipes for Type-1 kids

’Tis the season for overeating, sweet indulgences and buttery cheat days. But for parents of children with type-1 diabetes, navigating the holidays can take a toll on the holiday spirit. We searched the web and found our favorite Thanksgiving recipes to create a “type-1 friendly” menu that’s perfect for the entire family.

A Thanksgiving remix on classic recipes without all the guilt and bloating.

Healthy sides to be thankful for: A Thanksgiving remix

Everyone knows that the shining star on Thanksgiving is the turkey. While we might have some must-have family recipes gracing second place, this year try adding a new tradition with these new, and healthier, Thanksgiving alternatives. The Appetizer Ancient grain-stuffed mushrooms: This

Breakfast

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But WHAT we eat is equally important. Set the tone of your day by enjoying something fresh. Prepare the avocados the night before and bake them while you're getting ready for the work day. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But WHAT we eat is equally important. Set the tone of your day by enjoying something fresh. Prepare the avocados the night before and bake them while you're getting ready for the work day. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

Smoothies are the new and tasty way to sneak fruits and vegetables into your everyday diet. Mix up this easy 4-Berry Blast Smoothie, packed with vitamin C.

Wake Up With Berries!

Smoothies are the new and tasty way to sneak fruits and vegetables into your everyday diet. Mix up this easy 4-Berry Blast Smoothie, packed with vitamin C.

Give your kids a great start! Enjoy this delicious, healthy, not to mention, kid-friendly, breakfast idea.

Here’s to a great start: Healthy breakfast recipes for kids

Give your kids a great start! Enjoy this delicious, healthy, not to mention, kid-friendly, breakfast idea.

Here’s to a great start: Healthy breakfast recipes for kids

Give your children an extraordinary beginning! Appreciate these heavenly, sound, also, kid-accommodating, breakfast thoughts. English-Muffin Egg Pizzas Ingredients 4 English muffins olive oil tomato slices 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced grated mozzarella oregano kosher salt Directions Make Hard-Cooked Eggs. Toast 8 English-biscuit parts and spot on a treat sheet. Sprinkle each with olive oil, at that ... Read more Here’s to a great start: Healthy breakfast recipes for kids

Sweets

Go fruity with this twist on a summertime favorite!

Strawberry S'mores

Go fruity with this twist on a summertime favorite!

The fruity combination your morning has been waiting for! Give your banana muffins some tart with heart-healthy blueberries.

Banana Berry Muffins

The fruity combination your morning has been waiting for! Give your banana muffins some tart with heart-healthy blueberries.

Looking for the same sweet flavor of a traditional cinnamon apple pie without all the added calories? Try this version, made with oats and naturally sweetened sautéed apples.

Have your pie and eat it too!

Looking for the same sweet flavor of a traditional cinnamon apple pie without all the added calories? Try this version, made with oats and naturally sweetened sautéed apples.

Salads

Go fresh this fall by adding this heart-healthy salad to your menu as an entree or side salad. Yum!

Crisp Autumn Salad

Go fresh this fall by adding this heart-healthy salad to your menu as an entree or side salad. Yum!

Squash is healthy, delicious, inexpensive and can be easily grown right in your own backyard. So if the benefits that come with it don’t have you headed out the back door with your garden gloves and shovel in tow, this recipe will.

Squash the boring salad with this recipe: Simple Squash Salad

Squash is healthy, delicious, inexpensive and can be easily grown right in your own backyard. So if the benefits that come with it don’t have you headed out the back door with your garden gloves and shovel in tow, this recipe will.

Soup

Pumpkins are a fall favorite but did you know they’re also a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C? While most of us might only think of using pumpkin in our lattes or pies, this hardy fall vegetable can be used to make a great soup base that can last all season.

Vegetarian pumpkin stock

Pumpkins are a fall favorite but did you know they’re also a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C? While most of us might only think of using pumpkin in our lattes or pies, this hardy fall vegetable can be used to make a great soup base that can last all season.

As the days grow shorter, nothing beats a steaming crock of savory, homemade soup. A terrific and easy way to improve your family’s diet, soup can provide a filling, yet low-calorie meal that packs a lot of nutrients, protein, vitamins and more into one pot.

Soup-er Days: Comfort food that's oh so good for you

As the days grow shorter, nothing beats a steaming crock of savory, homemade soup. A terrific and easy way to improve your family’s diet, soup can provide a filling, yet low-calorie meal that packs a lot of nutrients, protein, vitamins and more into one pot.

Put a heart-healthy spin on your favorite homemade classic by trading our pasta for quinoa.

Chicken Noodle Soup With A Twist

Put a heart-healthy spin on your favorite homemade classic by trading our pasta for quinoa.

Fruits and vegetables are important for valuable vitamins and minerals year-round. And plenty of delicious fruits and vegetables are in season during fall. Give them a try and enjoy their great taste all year round!

Serving up fall fruits and vegetables that kids will love

Fruits and vegetables are important for valuable vitamins and minerals year-round. And plenty of delicious fruits and vegetables are in season during fall. Give them a try and enjoy their great taste all year round!

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Oh, the joys of fall. If you’re looking for a recipe to combine all of your favorite fall joys, this is it. It’s a great source of vitamins A and C with sweet and nutty flavors for picky eaters.

Creamy Squash Soup with Shredded Apples

Oh, the joys of fall. If you’re looking for a recipe to combine all of your favorite fall joys, this is it. It’s a great source of vitamins A and C with sweet and nutty flavors for picky eaters.

Do you have a sweet tooth and looking for a healthier way to satisfy your taste buds? Here's a low-carb and sugar-free option.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you have a sweet tooth and looking for a healthier way to satisfy your taste buds? Here's a low-carb and sugar-free option.

Nothing beats the summer heat quicker than a sweet, frozen treat.

Chocolate Yogurt Pops

Nothing beats the summer heat quicker than a sweet, frozen treat.

Looking for a healthy breakfast alternative, look no further! This recipe contains antioxidants, protein, and fiber. This nutrient rich smoothie will help get your energy up and get your day started right.

Green smoothie

Looking for a healthy breakfast alternative, look no further! This recipe contains antioxidants, protein, and fiber. This nutrient rich smoothie will help get your energy up and get your day started right.

Looking for a healthy breakfast alternative, look no further! This recipe contains antioxidants, protein, and fiber. This nutrient rich smoothie will help get your energy up and get your day started right.

Green smoothie

Looking for a healthy breakfast alternative, look no further! This recipe contains antioxidants, protein, and fiber. This nutrient rich smoothie will help get your energy up and get your day started right.

Sweet potatoes are the perfect nutrient-rich substitution when making nachos. Get your kids involved in the process by letting them add their favorite toppings!

Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet potatoes are the perfect nutrient-rich substitution when making nachos. Get your kids involved in the process by letting them add their favorite toppings!

Zucchini are incredibly versatile and a great source of vitamins B6, C and K. Substitute the classic French fries with this lighter option. It’s a crispy, healthy recipe your kids are sure to love!

Zucchini fries with ranch yogurt dipping sauce

Zucchini are incredibly versatile and a great source of vitamins B6, C and K. Substitute the classic French fries with this lighter option. It’s a crispy, healthy recipe your kids are sure to love!

Here are seven tips to help you and your family enjoy the holidays without sacrificing good health.

Your Guide to a Healthy Holiday Season

Here are seven tips to help you and your family enjoy the holidays without sacrificing good health.

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But WHAT we eat is equally important. Set the tone of your day by enjoying something fresh. Prepare the avocados the night before and bake them while you're getting ready for the work day. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But WHAT we eat is equally important. Set the tone of your day by enjoying something fresh. Prepare the avocados the night before and bake them while you're getting ready for the work day. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests eating fish twice a week. If you aren't keen on the "fishyness" of fish, the salmon in this recipe can be substituted with a  mild flounder.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests eating fish twice a week. If you aren't keen on the "fishyness" of fish, the salmon in this recipe can be substituted with a mild flounder.

Think outside of the salad bowl! Chilled beans can be served along side any meal as a salad substitute. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

Think outside of the salad bowl! Chilled beans can be served along side any meal as a salad substitute. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

Sometimes we're dehydrated and we don't even know it. But drinking enough water can turn into a chore. Adding fruits like strawberries, oranges or lemons can give you a Vitamin C boost while adding an extra bit of excitement. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

Sometimes we're dehydrated and we don't even know it. But drinking enough water can turn into a chore. Adding fruits like strawberries, oranges or lemons can give you a Vitamin C boost while adding an extra bit of excitement. ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth‬

Vegetable chips are a great snack alternative to their potato chip cousins and they still offer that satisfying crunch! Eat them alone or whip up a quick dip. ‪

Vegetable chips are a great snack alternative to their potato chip cousins and they still offer that satisfying crunch! Eat them alone or whip up a quick dip. ‪

Taste the rainbow with the nutrient-rich, hearty and colorful sandwich. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this sandwich is definitely a winner!

Veggie Avocado and Beet Hummus Sandwich

Taste the rainbow with the nutrient-rich, hearty and colorful sandwich. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this sandwich is definitely a winner!

A classic grilled cheese sandwich is always a kid-favorite! With the addition of nutrient-rich broccoli and a swap to whole grain bread, it is the perfect healthy alternative.

Broccoli Cheddar Grilled Cheese

A classic grilled cheese sandwich is always a kid-favorite! With the addition of nutrient-rich broccoli and a swap to whole grain bread, it is the perfect healthy alternative.

Help your family start off the new year on the right foot!   Ingredients: • 1/2 cup fresh apples, chopped  • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced (can be substituted with 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)  • 1/4 teaspoon salt  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Baked Brussel Sprouts and Apples

Help your family start off the new year on the right foot! Ingredients: • 1/2 cup fresh apples, chopped • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced (can be substituted with 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme) • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper