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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

Healthy family recipe: Dress it up! Twisted salad with dressings from scratch

Friday, July 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
It’s dinner time, and with the recent heat, turning on the oven is the last thing that you want to do at the end of the day. Beat the summer heat and serve your family a cool and healthy side with this seasonal salad. Strawberries add a pop of color, while spicy radishes give way to crunch. Finishing... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Can’t beat these beets

Friday, June 20, 2014, 6:00 AM
Long gone are the days when these colorful spring vegetables were only found in cans in your pantry. Roasting fresh beets in the oven brings out their sweet flavor and pair even better with herbs and spices. Combine with sliced carrots for a roasted rainbow or use as a topping in a garden salad. And... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Berry-delicious breakfast toast

Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Looking for a new breakfast favorite? Give this twist on toast a try. Berry-Delicious Breakfast Toast Ingredients - 1 slice of wheat bread, toasted - ½ cup sliced strawberries - ¼ cup fat free ricotta cheese - Cinnamon to taste - A drizzle of honey (no more... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Strawberry patch spinach salad

Friday, June 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Strawberries and spinach are in season! Take advantage of fresh produce with this tasty and refreshing salad. This salad is nutrient dense, providing vitamin A, C and iron. Spinach and strawberries are the perfect match and never tasted so good together. Give it a try! Strawberry Patch Spinach Salad Ingredients: ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Spinach dip

Friday, May 30, 2014, 6:00 AM
Lighten your barbeque fare with this cool and tasty spinach dip. Prepared, jarred dips contain ingredients such as mayonnaise, MSG, and corn starch – you won’t see any of those fillers in our version. Fresh spinach, greek yogurt, and grated cheese blend together for a creamy texture with... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Classic potato salad

Friday, May 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
Headed to a barbeque this holiday weekend? Try out this recipe for a healthier version of the classic Potato Salad. Classic Potato Salad - 2 pounds potatoes - 1/4 cup diced red onion - 1/4 cup Dijon mustard - 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt - 1/2 tsp. celery salt - 1/2... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Almond chocolate chip cake

Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:00 AM
Instead of traditional brownies or cookies, serve this light and tasty cake at your next party or cookout. This recipe uses a lot less sugar and fat than traditional recipes, but has plenty of flavor. Almond Chocolate Chip Cake Ingredients: - ½ cup light tub butteror butter spread (softened) ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Baked asparagus sticks

Friday, May 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
Shake up after school snack time and serve these veggie sticks that are made of real vegetables! Vegetable chips are gaining popularity as a healthy snack when most of the products on the market are made out of potato flour that provide little nutrition. In contrast, our recipe gives kids the fiber... 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 Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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