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4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter for Kids

4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter for Kids

Chocolate bunnies aren't exactly the healthiest Easter treat, but that doesn't mean they should be withheld altogether. Childhood obesity expert, Dr. Dyan Hes, offers 4 tips to creating healthier Easter baskets that kids will love.

Try the Taste-and-Rate Approach to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

Try the Taste-and-Rate Approach to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

Dina Rose, Ph.D., author of "It's Not About the Broccoli," suggests trying the taste-and-rate approach to get your kids to try new foods. The process exposes picky eaters to new foods and reveal their inner food critic.

8 Super Snacks for a Family Football Party

8 Super Snacks for a Family Football Party

Try these healthy and fun snack recipes by a celebrity caterer for your next family football party or Super Bowl watching party at home. Kids and adults alike will enjoy mac and cheese muffins, beef "lollipops," mini guacamole parfaits, turkey tacos with virgin margaritas, and more.

Recipes from the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook

Recipes from the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook

Victoria Kann, co-creator of the Pinkalicious series, shares several recipes from her new Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook, including how to make Pinkalicious cupcakes with buttercream frosting and star wands with royal icing.

2 Foolproof Pie Recipes from Jennie's Kitchen

2 Foolproof Pie Recipes from Jennie's Kitchen

Brooklyn mom Jennifer Perillo, cookbook author and the celebrated blogger behind InJenniesKitchen.com, shares her recipes for chocolate chess pie and brown butter apple pie, including a recipe for foolproof pie crust that you'll want to hang on to.

Fad Diets Can Cause More Harm Than Help to Young Children

Fad Diets Can Cause More Harm Than Help to Young Children

Pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist Dyan Hes, M.D., reveals that certain fad diets can cause more harm than good to young children due to missing proper nutrients for growing children. Healthy portion sizes and eating in moderation are appropriate ways for children to stay healthy.

7 Creative Pumpkin Recipes from a Celebrity Caterer

7 Creative Pumpkin Recipes from a Celebrity Caterer

Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale presents recipes for 7 creative pumpkin dishes, including dinner recipes for pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin seafood chowder, and pumpkin ravioli, and dessert recipes for pumpkin pie trifle and pumpkin ice cream sandwiches.

Gingerbread Cookies for Hanukkah

Gingerbread Cookies for Hanukkah

Get the recipe for these Hanukkah cookies, a delicious nut-free parve dessert for your holiday table, taken from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer. The gingerbread cookies are glazed and cut into festive aleph-bet shapes.

Doctors Honor P.S. 244Q in Queens with National Golden Carrot Award

Doctors Honor P.S. 244Q in Queens with National Golden Carrot Award

The Active Learning Elementary School P.S. 244Q in Queens was named the national grand prize winner in this year's 2013 Golden Carrot Awards for its creative approach to providing healthful vegetarian lunch options to its students.

Little Green Monster Cupcakes

Little Green Monster Cupcakes

Make your favorite cupcakes and decorate them with smiling green monsters for a not-so-spooky but oh-so-festive Halloween treat. The little monsters are mostly marshmallow, but a few simple tricks turn them into mini Frankensteins!

Chomping Vampire Cookies and Vampire Cupcakes

Chomping Vampire Cookies and Vampire Cupcakes

Try these ghoulishly easy Halloween recipes for chomping vampire cookies and vampire cupcakes. If you're short on time, use ready-to-bake cookie dough and pre-made cupcakes, then decorate away to turn them into festive Halloween desserts.

Stuff We Like: Individual Apple Pies in Their Own Shell
4 Quick and Balanced Breakfasts for Kids

4 Quick and Balanced Breakfasts for Kids

A registered dietician offers 4 quick breakfast ideas for kids, including a choco-nana smoothie, yogurt & fruit cup, PB sandwich, and frozen egg & cheese burrito. Each of these you can throw together in minutes and send with your child on his way out the door.

Break Out of a Breakfast Rut

Break Out of a Breakfast Rut

A registered dietician spotlights the most important meal of the day and offers tips (and recipes!) for overcoming the top three reasons kids give to skip breakfast. Time to start thinking outside the cereal box!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Pound Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Pound Cake

This festive fall-inspired cake pairs fresh pumpkin with decadent chocolate. Add a simple cinnamon-infused glaze over top and you have a perfect dessert for your next holiday get-together.

Mini Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze

Mini Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze

Add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to this basic donut recipe to make a fall-flavored treat. For some extra sweetness, top the mini donuts with maple, vanilla, or mocha glaze.

Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds

Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds

This recipe for baked apples features crunchy pumpkin seeds and warm notes of honey, cinnamon, and orange zest. Add some dried cranberries, and you have the perfect dessert for fall. It's also an easy dessert for a crowd, as it can be served warm or cold.

Pumpkin Seed and Panko-Crusted Chicken

Pumpkin Seed and Panko-Crusted Chicken

This easy recipe for chicken breasts crusted in panko and whole pumpkin seeds makes a great family dinner in the fall. You can also try this recipe with your favorite fish filet in place of the chicken.

FunBites Makes Mealtime Easier with Freaky Fun

FunBites Makes Mealtime Easier with Freaky Fun

FunBites is an easy kitchen tool that cuts sandwiches, fruit, and more into fun shapes for toddlers and kids. Assemble the pieces into holiday-themed masterpieces your kids will love to admire and eat.

Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

This recipe pairs butternut squash with another fall favorite: pumpkin seeds. After you've carved your pumpkin, toast up the leftover seeds and add them to this delicious side dish that also features kale and dried cranberries.

Tofu Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Tofu Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This recipe for tofu pumpkin bread results in a fragrant loaf loaded with cinnamon and ginger. The secret ingredient is soft tofu, which lowers the saturated fat content but keeps the bread moist.

'Eat Smart, Play Safe' Campaign Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Kids

'Eat Smart, Play Safe' Campaign Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Kids

Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products have partnered to raise awareness of the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles for active kids.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas for Active Young Kids

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas for Active Young Kids

Check out these meal ideas (breakfast, lunch, and dinner!) for active kids, which include the key nutrients young athletes need to grow big and strong. A registered dietician lays out what your child should be eating.

Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

Nutritionist Robin Werner shares nutrition guidelines for young athletes and active children, as well as ideas for healthy snacks for athletic children and how to teach your child to make healthy food choices.

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Cookie Recipe

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Cookie Recipe

The Sneaky Chef Creamy No-Nut Butter is blends naturally sweet and "nutty" tasting golden peas instead of peanuts, serving as a perfect peanut butter substitute for individuals with peanut allergies. Here, a healthy cookie recipe using the Sneaky Chef's no-nut butter.




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