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Healthy family recipe: Overnight, no-cook oatmeal

Friday, September 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
It’s back to school time and we have the perfect breakfast recipe for busy mornings. Give your family the energy they need with this hearty oatmeal. By leaving the oats in the fridge overnight, they plump up and soften – without any hands-on cook time. This oatmeal is a good source of fiber... Read more

5 quick and easy healthy breakfasts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
Can it really be back to school time already? By now, your family has already started into a morning routine, but how can your kids start off the day at their healthiest? By giving them a breakfast loaded with nutrients. Kids who start their day with breakfast have been shown to have better attention... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Mac-n-cheese bites

Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
Traditional mac-n-cheese can have a significant amount of calories and fat. Try this version, for about half the calories and fat, but all of the flavor. They are sure to be a hit with the whole house! Mac-n-cheese bites Ingredients: - 3 cups of cooked whole wheat macaroni - 1 tablespoon... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Crunchy veggie chopped salad

Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
Fresh vegetables like corn, broccoli, tomatoes and green beans make this salad a delightful summer recipe. These vegetables add texture, flavor and fiber to this dish so there is no need to heat up the stove for a summer meal. Try this salad instead! Add chicken, fish, tofu or beans for added protein Crunchy... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Just peachy tomato salad

Friday, August 22, 2014, 9:54 AM
August is National Peach Month! Celebrate this sweet and local fruit with a simple salad. We used ripe yet crisp peaches to help balance out the softness of the tomatoes and give the salad a sweet crunch. Balsamic vinegar adds tangy flavor without the calories so you can add less honey and salt. At... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Peach pie smoothie

Friday, August 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Peaches are in season and perfect for smoothies. Smoothies can be a great treat every once in a while, but beware that many smoothies out there contain sugar and juice. Stick with a few ingredients and add some yogurt or milk for some protein. Very ripe peaches are the best for this recipe. Peach... Read more

Healthy family recipe: No need for bread - Chicken bruschetta

Friday, August 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated! Keep it simple yet super tasty with this delightful summer recipe. The tomato mixture in this recipe is placed over the chicken but can also be used as a salad or a salsa. Serve this meal with a side salad for added veggies. No Need for Bread... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Confetti corn and bean salsa

Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Chips and salsa are a perfect match when it comes to barbeque snack fare. The jarred version is easy, but is often loaded with sodium! Mix it up and add flavor by making a homemade salsa. Black beans and fresh summer vegetables pair well with a lime-cumin dressing that is light on salt and spice. With... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Simple cucumber salad

Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
Looking for a quick and simple recipe as an addition to your lunch or dinner? Give this simple cucumber salad a try. Simple Cucumber Salad Ingredients: - 2 cups chopped cucumber (about 1 large cucumber) - ½ cup chopped red onion - ¼ tsp. salt - ¼ cup vinegar ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Stuffed squash sailboats

Friday, July 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Summertime meals can be fun! Sail away to summer paradise with these veggies sail boats. Take advantage of seasonal produce and give your children a chance to try a new vegetable prepared in a unique way. Stuffed Squash Sailboats Ingredients: - 4 medium zucchini squash - 1 pound lean ground... Read more
About this blog
The Healthy Kids blog is your window into the latest news, research and advice around children's health. Learn more about our growing list of contributors here.

If you have questions about your child's health, ask them here.

Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Jefferson Medical College
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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