Healthy Recipes for Kids

healthy recipes for kids

We always try to come up with Healthy Recipes for Kids but with summer coming I know I’ll need to have even more on hand since my oldest will be out of school!

Here is a great roundup of recipes some blogging buddies have shared with me that are both easy and healthy!

Healthy Recipes for Kids

Black Bean Brownie Recipe

rainbow fruit salad

Rainbow fruit salad

mozzarella sticks

Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

homemade chips

Homemade potato chips

orange creamsicle

Orange Creamsicle

No Bake Energy Balls

microwave popcorn

Italian Brown Bag Popcorn

carrot cake cupcakes

No Sugar Carrot Cake Muffins

healthy fruit snacks

Healthy Fruit Snacks

Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe

protein bites

Gluten Free Protein Bites

granola bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

You may also like this post with fun crafts for kids!

 

 

 

Free Book: Fruit Infused Water-80 Vitamin Water Recipes!

fruit water

Have you tried fruit infused water?  I am always seeing pictures in my Facebook feed featuring these so I am definitely grabbing this freebie to try some!

Right now you can get the book Fruit Infused Water – 80 Vitamin Water Recipes for Weight Loss, Health and Detox Cleanse (Vitamin Water, Fruit Infused Water, Natural Herbal Remedies, Detox Diet, Liver Cleanse)for FREE!  Don’t have a Kindle, no problem!  Simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad!

Here is a brief overview of what’s inside:

  • 80 fruit in fused water recipes for weight loss and health
  • 25 vitamin water recipes that boost your metabolism
  • 25 fruit infused water recipes perfect for the gym and summer
  • 30 fruit infused water recipes with detox properties that are perfect for detox cleanses, liver detox and more
  • No sugars, low cholesterol, no calories, no alcohol
  • Natural herbal remedies in the form of water
  • Much more!

 

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Black Beans Brownie Recipe

black beans brownie

 

When I first heard about a Black Beans Brownie Recipe I thought there is no way these will be good.  Boy was I wrong!  Not only are they pretty easy to make but they are DELICIOUS! I had to give some away so I wouldn’t eat the whole batch!

Ingredients:
1 Can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
9 Tablespoons Egg White Substitute (= 3 eggs)
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus a 1/4 cup extra for later)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 and cover 8X8 pan with cooking spray.
2.  Place beans, eggs, and oil in food processor and blend until mixed up completely.
3.  Add remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and blend (I was SHOCKED that it actually came out with a normal brownie mix consistency)!

brownie process

4.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until you can use a toothpick and it comes out clean when checking.
5.  Sprinkle extra chocolate kisses immediately when it comes out of the oven so that they sink in the brownies and melt a little.

If you love this recipe, be sure to check out my Healthy Recipes For Kids post!

Enjoy this delicious black beans brownie recipe and have less guilt-less calories and much more healthy ingredients!

Free Book: Quick 5 Ingredients and/or 15 Minutes Meal Recipes!

quick meals

 

Who doesn’t want a way to cook a delicious meal quick!  I know I do!

Right now you can get the book Quick 5 Ingredients AND/OR 15 Minutes Meal Recipesfor FREE!  Don’t have a Kindle, no problem!  Simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad!

Perfect for the family or casual, impromptu get-togethers with friends, all of the ideas in this cookbook are shorter, quicker, and faster so you can serve a smart and fabulous dinner any night of the week. With recipes for soups, sandwiches, salads, meatless main dishes, fish, meats, and poultry, this cookbook simply makes healthy taste great.

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Easter Cupcake Decorations

Can you believe Easter is right around the corner?!  Finding great Easter Cupcake decorations is a goal this year because my boys both love helping in the kitchen and they love cupcakes!

Here are some ideas for Easter Cupcake Decorations:

easter bunny cupcakes

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

easter eggs cupcakes

Easter Eggs in the Grass Cupcakes

hidden carrot

Hidden Carrot Cupcakes

marshmallow peepPeep Cupcakes

Some other Easter Cupcake Decorations that you can buy yourself to create your own masterpieces are here:

Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make

Wilton 2104-0380 Easter Bunny Cupcake Decorating Kit

Wilton Bunny with Jelly Bean Icing Decorations

Dress My Cupcake DMC41CC1171 Cross Cookie Cutter, 4-Inch

St Patrick’s Day Brownies

st pats brownies

 

Looking for some green snacks for St. Patrick’s Day?  These St. Patrick’s Day Brownies are not only delicious, but SUPER easy to make!  I normally don’t like boxed mixes and really dislike store bought icing, but we were low on time and had these items in our stockpile.

St. Patrick’s Day Brownies

Ingredients:
Brownie Mix (store bought in a box)
Cream Cheese Icing (store bought)
Green Sprinkles

Directions:
1.  Prepare brownies according to box directions.
2.  Allow to partially cool-but not completely. Use icing to cover the brownies.  If you allow the brownies to cool completely then the icing won’t melt just right.
3.  Add green sprinkles to add that St. Patrick’s Day theme!

 

If you’re looking for other fun St. Patrick’s day activities, check out these fun easy crafts!

Free Book: 50 Delicious Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

gluten free treats

We’ve been trying to cut back a lot on gluten in our menu so this free book makes me excited!

Right now you can get the book Gluten Free Treats Kids Will Love: 50 Delicious Gluten-Free Dessert Recipesfor FREE!  Don’t have a Kindle, no problem!  Simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad!

Desserts are what make our meals complete. It’s that sweet something we can indulge on whenever our sweet tooth comes calling, what makes us happy when we feel down or what gives us energy when we need it most.  But things are so different when you have a food allergy and even worse when that is a gluten allergy or intolerance.

Gluten is present in many products found on the market nowadays. Foods that we wouldn’t suspect for a minute may be contaminated with just a tiny amount of gluten – enough to cause an attack. So it’s crucial to make sure everything you eat is gluten free and safe to eat. Sometimes, that means giving up foods you love. Thankfully, that is not the case with desserts, thanks to this book!  The 50 recipes found in this book aim to give you options for healthy desserts that are gluten-free without sacrificing any of the taste or flavor.

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Lowfat Cheeseburger Pie Recipe

Cheeseburger Pie final

We have always enjoyed making those fun creations using the boxed baking mix and one of the best was the traditional cheeseburger pie. Calorie and fat laden it may be easy and popular but not so diet friendly. I’ve tried many versions of the baking mix and attempted to create my own but still found it to be far outside my calorie or point range. This Lowfat Cheeseburger Pie (and Weight Watcher Friendly version) is a bit different but very satisfying and only 6 Weight Watchers Points per serving. That’s a bit higher than my typical meal but much lower than the 17 points per serving of the traditional variety. I hope you enjoy our adaptation as much as our family does.

 LOWFAT CHEESBURGER PIE

INGREDIENTS
1 4 oz Package Roasted Garlic Instant Mashed Potatoes Unprepared
½ Cup Water
1 Pound Ground Turkey
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
4 Slices 2% American Cheese (fat free can be substituted but does not melt as well)
1 Cup Shredded Iceberg Lettuce
1 Small Tomato Sliced

DIRECTIONS
1.  In pie plate, mix together instant potatoes with water. Will form a paste/dough that can then be pressed into pie plate to form “crust”.
2.  Brown ground turkey seasoning with salt, pepper and garlic.
3.  Drain excess fat/liquid from cooked meat and pour into “crust”.

Cheeseburger Pie Prep 2
4.  Top with cheese slices
5.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust has “set”
6.  Top with lettuce and tomato

Makes 4 servings at 6 Weight Watchers Points each. Crust will not be solid like traditional pie crust and will be slightly crumbly. Scoop this Lowfat Cheeseburger Pie Recipe and serve with fresh salad or preferred vegetables.

If you like this recipe, you’ll be sure to love this Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe!

Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Banana Bread

I love sweet breads and breakfast breads but they are not always healthy due to the added fat from oils found in them. This Weight Watchers Banana Bread is a perfect example of a hearty breakfast bread that makes use of familiar flavors but doesn’t kill you with added fats. Make double batches of this bread and share with friends and family or freeze for use at a later date. Weighing in at 3 ½ Weight Watchers Points per slice it is a great option served for breakfast along side some low fat yogurt or fresh fruit. The recipe makes 10 slices but you can easily cut back on point value by making those slices thinner or by using it in a muffin tin which would make each muffin around 2.75-3 points each for a 12 muffin tin.

WEIGHT WATCHERS BANANA PUMPKIN BREAD

INGREDIENTS

1 Box Spice Cake Mix or Yellow Cake Mix (If choosing yellow cake mix, add 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon, ½ Teaspoon Cloves and ½ Teaspoon Ginger to recipe)
1 15oz Can 100% Pumpkin Puree
3 Ripe Bananas Mashed
1 Cup Quick Oats
¾ Cup Water

DIRECTIONS

Banana Pumpkin Bread Prep

1.  In a large mixing bowl mix together canned pumpkin and bananas until well blended.
2.  Mix in cake mix and oats until mostly moistened
3.  Add in water mixing well
4.  Pour into pre-sprayed loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

This recipe is very hearty, delicious and moist and is recommended to be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Great heated up for a few seconds in the microwave as well. Because the fresh fruit and pumpkin in this Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe provide plenty of moisture there is no need for added margarine or butter on top.

If you love this recipe, be sure to check out:

Weight Watchers Appetizer Recipe:  Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

Weight Watchers Teriyaki Chicken

Weight Watchers Chick Fil A Nuggets

Weight Watchers Pigs in a Blanket

Free Book: Healthy Fruit Dessert Recipes!

fruit dessert

I love fruit and my kids love dessert so this looks like a win win to me!

Right now you can get the Healthy Fruit Dessert Recipes: 101 Recipes from Cookies and Cake to Muffins and Pie (Healthy & Easy Recipes)for FREE!  Don’t have a Kindle, no problem!  Simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad!

How many times you looked for easy healthy recipes or low calorie recipes and found too few? Look no more as you have all the answers in this book. All the healthy dessert recipes you want are here. From the most decadent fruit cake recipes to light cookies or breads, you name it, this book has it.

The idea behind this book is to teach you that dessert and fruit cakes can be decadent and rich without having too much fat and sugar, but containing healthy and nutritious ingredients.

With 101 recipes to choose from, you will have a fun new sweet dessert every day.

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Cookie Dough Dip Recipe (Weight Watchers Friendly)

Cookie Dough Dip

There is nothing more classic than the All American Chocolate Chip Cookie. That is unless it happens to be this Cookie Dough Dip Recipe that is Weight Watchers Friendly. Nobody would guess that the base of this dip is actually beans! Mixed together with a few other simple ingredients and whirred together in the blender or food processor this is soon a dip that will please everyone at your party, including the ones watching their weight and utilizing Weight Watchers Points to help stay on track. At only 1 ½ Points per serving (not accounting for cracker, cookie or fruit to dip into it) this is a great healthier treat. It also makes a perfect Valentine’s Day treat!

COOKIE DOUGH DIP Recipe (Weight Watchers Friendly)

Cookie Dough Dip Ingredients
1 Cup Great Northern Beans or Chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 Tablespoon Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/8 Cup All Purpose Flour
¼ Cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

• In a blender or food processor, mix together all ingredients except chocolate chips until smooth.
• Pour into bowl and blend in chocolate chips until well incorporated
• Serve with graham crackers, animal crackers, fresh fruit or celery sticks.

Some will balk at the thought of eating a dip with beans in it but with the addition of the peanut butter, honey and cream cheese you are barely able to tell that beans are the base of this dip.

Serve this Cookie Dough Dip Recipe with your favorite slices of fresh fruit for a truly great dessert option today!

If you like this recipe you may also enjoy:

Weight Watchers Taco Soup

Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe

Weight Watchers Appetizer Recipe:  Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

Weight Watchers Strawberry Pie Recipe

Free Book: 40 Quick & Easy 30 Minute Meals

minute meals

I am always looking for quick meals that I can serve at home so I am very excited about this one!

Right now you can get the book 30 Minute Meals: 40 Quick Easy Recipes for Dinner & Lunchfor FREE!  Don’t have a Kindle, no problem!  Simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad!

Discover 40 great recipes that will have you cooking easy, delicious and convenient 30 minute meals. With easy to follow instructions, you will soon be preparing amazing but quick and easy meals for your family. Our wide range of recipes are perfect for easy meals any night of the week.

Our recipes are perfect for busy cooks who need to get dinner on the table fast! Our quick, easy to prepare dinners are satisfying and tasty meals when you are on the go.

Check out our:

Tasty Chicken Piccata

Turbo Teriyaki Chicken

Chuckwagon Chili

Fish Tacos

Macaroni, Meat & Cheese Gratin

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Weight Watchers Pig In A Blanket Recipe

pig in a blanket

Looking for an easy Super Bowl Recipe?  Kids and adults alike love a good pig in a blanket recipe, but they are so high in fat and calories because the largest portion is a greasy hot dog or cocktail sausage.  Using this simple method we have transformed the traditional snack or lunch into a healthier Weight Watchers Pig In A Blanket Recipe that will please the whole family.  Not only does it only take moments for mom to prepare and uses easy to find items in the grocery store, it has literally half the fat and calories a traditional similar snack has.  Weighing in at only 4 Weight Watchers Points per Pig In Blanket it is still easy to include in your weekly meal plan or as a special treat alongside fresh fruits and vegetables.

Weight Watchers Pig in a Blanket Recipe

1 8-10 count can Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits

1 package Turkey Hot Dogs or Turkey Franks

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray
  • On cutting board or clean surface, cut each biscuit in half and pat out into oval shape.
  • Place hot dog in center of an oval and wrap sides up and around forming a “blanket”
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and biscuit cooked through.

 

SPICY HONEY DIP

2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard

1 Teaspoon Steak Seasoning Blend

1 Teaspoon Raw Honey

  • In small bowl mix all ingredients together until smooth.

 

Each of these Low Fat Pigs In Blankets is only 4 Weight Watchers Points.  You can add a half slice of fat free cheese before wrapping the hot dog to create a little extra flavor.  Just make sure to account for the points.  The Spicy Honey Dip has negligible points if used sparingly. 

If you’re looking for other Weight Watcher or Super Bowl recipes, check these out:

15 Football Food Recipes

Weight Watchers Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets

Weight Watchers Chicken Teriyaki

Weight Watchers Appetizer Recipe: Mozzarella Sticks

 

Free Book: Cookie Indulgence-150 Easy Cookie Recipes

cookie

I am thinking some baking may need to be on the schedule if my area really gets 12 inches of snow this week!

Right now you can get the book Cookie Indulgence: 150 Easy Cookie Recipesfor FREE!  Don’t have a Kindle, no problem!  Simply download this appto read the book on your phone, PC, or iPad!

Browse through the pages of Cookie Indulgence to find just the right treat. With 150 favorites from Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal cookies to No-bake, Refrigerator and Christmas cookies, there is sure to be a recipe that will please even the most rigorous taste test your family can muster.

If you’re looking for something unique, make sure to check out the Unusually Odd cookie section for recipes with ingredients you won’t find on the average baking supply shelf. Find cookies like Black Bean Brownies, Chinese Noodle Cookies, Potato Chip Cookies and Breakfast Bacon Cookies, among others.

Recipes include:

  • Fruit Cookies
  • Oatmeal Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • No-Bake Cookies
  • Nut Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cookies

 

Don’t forget to check out my Cookie Dough Dip Recipe!

 

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Weight Watchers Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets

Chick Fil A Nugget final pic

We have all had them and leave the building craving them. The Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets seem to get us all, but the fat in them is enough to cause heart attacks everywhere. These Low Fat Chick Fil A Nuggets give you that yummy crunch and flavor you expect from Chick Fil A without the traditional full fat varieties. Serve with a spicy ranch, honey mustard or your favorite low calorie dipping sauce and a side of veggies and you have a wonderful meal sure to please the whole family and only weigh in at 3 ½ Points Per Chicken Breast Tenderloin.

WEIGHT WATCHERS CHICK FIL A CHICKEN NUGGETS

1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Tenderloin
1 Cup Plain Bread Crumbs
1/8 Teaspoon Celery Salt
1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 Teaspoon Rubbed Sage
½ Teaspoon Thyme Leaves
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Cup Buttermilk

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees
• Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray
• Soak chicken tenderloins in small bowl of buttermilk
• In shallow dish mix together bread crumbs and seasonings.
• Remove chicken from buttermilk and dip into bread crumb mixture coating all sides.

Chick Fil A Nugget Prep
• Place chicken on pre-sprayed baking sheet
• Bake at 375 degrees for 17-20 minutes turning halfway through cook time to ensure even browning.

These are perfect served with dipping sauce, a large salad or a plate of roasted vegetables as a yummy weeknight meal and without the deep fat frying they are a great substitute for your fast food craving without the guilt.

If you’re looking for more Weight Watchers dishes, check out :

Weight Watchers Teriyaki Chicken

Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe

Weight Watchers Mozzarella Sticks

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