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Healthy family recipe: Spaghetti squash with pesto

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
Brighten up your side dish with this vibrant twist on traditional pasta with pesto. The combination of garlic, basil, and parsley make this low calorie dish very flavorful. Spaghetti Squash with Pesto Ingredients: - 1 medium spaghetti squash For Pesto: - 3 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Crisp and crunchy kale chips

Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
The after school snack frenzy is here! Now that we're mid-way through the fall, your kids may be getting a little tired of the traditional “healthy” ideas of carrot or celery sticks. Wind down the afternoon with this fun and tasty recipe that is sure to please the savory snack lover in... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Harvest muffins

Friday, October 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
It is the season of the harvest which means there are so many nutritious foods available locally. Send your kids off to school with this tasty fiber filled breakfast muffin. This muffin is packed with 3 different forms of apples plus carrots for added moisture and sweetness. Pair it with a tablespoon... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Homemade cole slaw

Friday, October 3, 2014, 1:26 PM
Fall is here and we are serving up a classic side dish made with seasonal vegetables – if you think coleslaw is just a summertime picnic food, think again! This light and crisp slaw pairs well with lunch or dinner favorites. Use as a topping on fish tacos or serve as a veggie side to your favorite... Read more

Healthy family recipe: French toast sticks

Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Looking for a healthier version of a kids favorite? Give these French toast sticks a try. French Toast Sticks Ingredients - 4 egg whites - 2 teaspoon vanilla - 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon - 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg - 4 slices whole wheat bread Directions 1. In a... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Savory butternut squash soup

Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:35 AM
Soups on! Pick up a butternut squash the next time you are at the store and try this fall favorite. No need to add butter or cream. Instead, pureeing the mixture is all you need to make this soup thick and creamy. This soup is fabulous on its own as a side dish or paired with a salad or a sandwich... Read more

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
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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, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
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
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
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., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
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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