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Simple Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy to make and delicious. Try these as a ice cream cookie sandwich with vanilla or chocolate ice cream!

Chocolate Cake for Breakfast

Yes, that's right. A healthy chocolate mini-cake that kids will love. 

Tropical Oatmeal Bake

Sweet, satisfying, and low in calories and fat. 

Banana Peanut Butter Snack Rolls

A quick and fun way to encourage healthy eating in 15min or less. 

No Bake Super Food Energy Bites

Full of protein and guaranteed to give you an energy boost without caffeine!

Breakfast Cookies

Why not eat a cookie for breakfast? This moist, low-sugar and low-fat cookie recipe is easy to make.

Low Sugar Banana Bread

Quick, easy, and low in sugar. 

PB & J Smoothie

A kid friendly treat for breakfast or any meal. 

Black Bean Brownies

Black beans and cocoa create a deep rich flavor that will satisfy your sweet toothe as well as cut back on calories. 

Frozen Yogurt Ring Pops with Fresh Ingredients

Get creative with popsicle molds, yogurt, and your favorite flavors this summer!

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles

In less than 20 minutes you can enjoy this whole-grain waffles and don't forget to add your favorite fruit or syrup!

Green Tea Yogurt with Mango

You can use green tea leaves grounded or look for a high grade green tea like Matcha. Great for a lite snack and under 250 calories!

Chia Chocolate Pudding

Super easy pudding that you can alter flavors for by adding fruit, low sugar/fat-free toppings or try a vanilla version. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 and protein. 

Chocolate Tea

As the weather becomes cooler, try this fun-warm-chocolatey drink for all ages. 

Overnight Mason Jar Oatmeal

In the Louisiana hot months, most of us hate to cook. Here is a recipe that takes the heat out of hot cereal and makes it scrumptious and healthy. 

Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

What happens if you remove bread from PB&J? Something amazing like the apple (low sugar crispy fruit ring) sandwiches with your kids' favorite nut butter. 

Gluten Free Almond Buckwheat Pancakes

Low in sugar and high in fiber and protein, these pancakes are light fluffy, buttermilk savory, and perfect for Sunday breakfast/brunch. Serve with your favorite fruit.

Gluten - Free Black Pepper Brownie Cookies

Try this chewey-gooey cookie to satisfy that after school snack or just for a chocolate fix. Gluten-free and low in sodium

Low-Fat King Cake Scones

These scones are made with a similar king cake texture but without a lot of dairy and butter. Feel free to make them vegan by omitting the Greek yogurt and buttermilk and replacing each with your favorite non-dairy yogurt and use a little lemon juice mixed with your favorite non-dairy milk to make vegan buttermilk. 

Paleo King Cake

King cakes are a Mardi Gras treat that shimmers with bright colors and sugary ingredients. Try this paleo recipe full of nutrients, gluten free,  and less sugar. 

Goji Berry Oats and Quinoa

A warm and delicious bowl of oats with goji berries. 

Pigs in a blanket

Have fun with this easy recipe for kids and for adults. A great appetizer to serve at parties. 

Zucchini Latkes

Try this healthy version of latkes as a snack or to accompany any meal. 

Persimmon Pomegranate Spice Oatmeal

Low in sugar and full of anitoxidants, a great way to introduce your family to seasonal fruit with breakfast. 

Haunted Zucchini Pasta

Ghostly surprises await children brave enough to eat their vegetables!!! (MUAAAAAAAHHH!) This zucchini pesto dish will have them howling at the moon.

Kid’s Spooky Monster Stuffed Peppers

Are your children having fun with their food yet? If not try this easy zombie like stufffed pepper to entice children to eat their vegetables!

Gluten Free Yum Yum Cookie

Gluten free cookie that is perfect little ones and big ones to enjoy. Perfect for an after school snack. 

Baby Sweet Peas and Carrot Ribbons

A great side veggie to introduce to children. Making veggies for children can be easy by using fun shapes, colors, and sizes. 

Peanut Butter Whole Wheat Bagel with Strawberries and Spinach

A quick easy snack or breakfast for kids and adults. Best for kids aged 5 and older. 

Kid’s Curly Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Corn

Make it a fun task to cook with your kids. Let them wash the veggies, help you stir the ingredients together, serve the meal. Children pick up good eating habits at home first, so the more you involve kids in the process, the healthier foods will be easy to introduce to them and fun to eat. 

No Bake Cashew Cake with Fresh Fruit

No need to use the oven to make this recipe. Can be made in less than 20 minutes and is low in calories and sugar. 


Raw watermelon is a refreshing sweet snack or treat that is perfect for warm weather. 

Fresh Strawberries

Sometimes a snack or dessert just needs to be sweet. Choosing a natural sweet like strawberries or fresh fruit is the easiest, quickest way to satisfy that sweet tooth. 

Red, White, and Blue Stars

Kids will love this naturally sweet snack. 

Coconut Almond and Date Balls

Gluten-free and full of Omega 3 mind developing nutrients.

Non-Dairy Blueberry Banana Ice Cream

After making this recipe, you'll be addicted to how easy it is to make and how much your kids will love it's naturally sweet taste. 

Mint Pesto with Peas and Pasta

This is a great dish for kids and a quick meal for anyone looking for homecooking just under 30 minutes. 

Blueberry Mint Popsicles

These popsicles are fun and low in sugar for kids. Easy to make and sure to keep you cool all summer long. 

Zucchini Raisin Pecan Muffins

There's nothing like eating a homemade muffin, and it's even more pleasing for parents and loved ones to see their children and others bite into this nutritious and delectable zucchini treat. Have it for breakfast, brunch, or as a light snack. 

Asian Peanut and Sesame Chicken Salad

This is a great pasta salad for picky eaters and young children. 

Yogurt with Roasted Strawberries and Basil

Spring and early summer is perfect for fresh herbs and fruits to embellish your favorite desserts. Great dessert for everyone or a little fruity compote to add to your child’s yogurt snack. 

Monster Green Avocado Smoothie

A great after school snack for kids and low calorie drink for adults. Avocados are technically a fruit and this fruit is full of nutrients like potassium.

Blackberry Lemonade

Fresh berries are great with lemonade, and so much fun to incorporate into your family's beverages at home or while entertaining.

Strawberry Popsicles

Fresh fruit is refreshing and on a hot Louisiana summer day, homemade popsicles add a bit of fun to healthy snacking. 

Easy Peesy Non-dairy Chocolate Pots de Créme

Non-dairy, fun and so decadent without the dairy. Treat yourself and your young ones with this sweet dish.

Very Berry Banana Oatmeal

Have a berry good morning with this delicious kids' breakfast! Recipe courtesy of Lousiana2step.

Vegetables and Greek Yogurt

This is a simple veggie dip snack that kids and adults will love. 

Nutty Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

There is no additional sugar added to this sweet snack.

Cucumber Sushi

This is a great snack for kids as well as a great way to entice them to eat vegetables. 

Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

This is a great dish for Passover, Lent or any kid friendly meal. Everyone loves fried potato pancakes.

Louisiana Strawberry Sandwich

Soon the ripe smell of Ponchatoula strawberries will fill the air. Take advantage of spring strawberries by making you and your loved ones a fresh strawberry sandwich snack.

Mac and Cheese

Cheesy and home cooked with a few calories shaved off. 

Strawberry Wraps

Fresh and sweet snack or dessert that is low in sugar

Walnut Berry Bars

A low-calorie heart healthy treat for kids and all ages. Courtesy of the Walnut Commission. 

Fun Shaped Eggs in a Basket

Make ordinary eggs and toast SUPER special by using cookie cutters to make shapes into toast. Kids will dig it and that special someone you want to impress for breakfast will dig it too!

Tuna Salad Apple Wraps

This wrap is a quick meal for children and adults. Recipe adapted from the U.S. Apple Council. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

A great way to get kids to eat a healthy snack or start the day off with a quick and healthy breakfast. 

Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups

High in protein and potassium these kid-friendly roll-ups are a hit for any meal.  Recipe courtesy of "Food for Thought: From Parents to Children."

Open Face Cowboy Burger

A fun way to encourage children to eat dinner. Courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

Quick Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Recipe and photo courtesy of National Pork Board.

Pears in a Pod

A quick and easy, healthy snack you can make in advance for children that travels well in a zip lock bag. Recipe courtesy of USA Pears

Frosty’s Quick ‘n Easy Holiday Cookies

A great way to get the kids involved with cooking during the holidays is make cookies together. Recipe courtesy of The incredible edible egg™.

Super Spread Sandwich Stars

Every child is a superstar! Making sandwiches in different shapes is one way to get children excited about eating food at home. Recipe courtesy of National Honey Board.

Food Group Funny Face

Let your kids play with their food! Bring giggles to your family plate during snack time with this funny face treat. 

Apple-Bran Pancakes

A great way to enjoy pancakes without the extra fat. Recipe courtesy of The incredible edible egg™

Dr. Seuss-Inspired Green Eggs and Ham

Have a little fun with your food and enjoy this family pleasing recipe. Recipe courtesy of the All-Natural Diabetes Cook Book

Sweet Potato Pie

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this rich pie. 

Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders

Kids and the kid in every adult, will love bite-sized morsels of crunchy chicken that are baked, not fried. Serve with Marinara Sauce.

Yummy Fat-Free Chocolate Squares

A fat-free treat for adults and children.

Traffic Light Smoothie

A fantastic snack or breakfast drink for all ages. 
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Yummy Mummy Potato Heads

A Halloween recipe full of spooky fun for kids to make and eat. Courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission

Mini Pita Pizzas

Get your kids involved with this fun breakfast pizza recipe. 

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

This 30-minute meal packs in lean protein from the turkey, lots of vegetables, and healthy carbs from the sweet potatoes.

Whole Wheat Pockets

After baking these wheat pockets you can freeze them in airtight freezer bags and reheat at a later time. 

Berries with Vanilla Custard Sauce

Here is a lighter version of this decadent custard sauce. Our recipe is super easy to make and tastes especially delicious when served over fresh berries. The cornstarch in this version adds thickness and keeps the egg from curdling. If possible, you should use real vanilla extract in order to add the tiny black seeds pictured above (and to enrich the sauce). Vanilla pods add a depth of flavor, scent, and texture to any dish, so the closer you can get to the real thing, the better. Did you know that vanilla actually comes from an orchid?

Lemon Wedding Cake Cookies

These lemon cookies are delicious.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe is a great way to improve dessert!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Not much is better than warm apple muffins in the morning!

Easter Bunny Salad

This creative salad is a great way to offer more fresh vegetables to children. In fact, the cute presentation and tasty ingredients will wow a wide range of audiences.