Easy Stuffed Shells (with cottage cheese and spinach)

Cozy, cheesy baked pasta made a little lighter with cottage cheese and lots of spinach. Easy Stuffed Shells are quick to put together for a weeknight dinner and festive enough to serve for a family gathering or holiday. If you prefer a more traditional tasting stuffed shell pasta, use ricotta instead. Both versions are comforting…

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Tortilla Egg Cups (High Protein + Veggies)

High in protein, portable, and great for meal prep, these Tortilla Egg Cups are a healthy breakfast both kids and adults will love. Customize each baked egg cup with whatever veggies, cheeses, or meats you’d like. Get kids involved and have them make their own flavor combos! Kids in the Kitchen: Cut the tortillas: Kids…

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Healthier Monster Cookie Bars

Lower in sugar, whole grain, and easy to make vegan and gluten-free, Healthier Monster Cookie Bars are the perfect treat to make for Halloween or any time. Kids can easily help make this recipe since everything is stirred together in one bowl. It can also be t vegan and gluten-free with a few simple swaps.…

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One Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

This creamy One Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese is a perfect, kid-friendly weeknight dinner. Plus, there’s no need to cook the squash, boil the pasta, or blend the sauce! This squash-packed dish is made in one pot in less than 30 minutes. Kids in the Kitchen: Squash! Butternut squash is actually much softer than…

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Sweet Apple Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

Celebrate Fall with this fun and healthy snack for kids! Sweet Apple Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips is a great recipe to get kids into the kitchen. Use up those all of those apples from your family apple picking outing or just buy a few varieties from the store. This easy dip and chip combo…

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Quinoa Protein Nuggets

This kid and toddler-friendly quinoa recipe, packs lots of goodness into little muffin-like bites. Quinoa Protein Nuggets are easy to bake-up for quick meals at home or lunch boxes on the go. Plus, there’s a lot less quinoa on the floor! Kids in the Kitchen: Mix! With only a few ingredients to throw into a…

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Homemade School Snacks (Nut-free and Nutritious)

Whether your toddler is going to daycare/preschool or your big kid needs fuel in the middle of the school day, providing snacks is a big part of feeding our kids. Of course, we are also fans of buying typical schools snacks–not saying we should make everything from scratch. However, making homemade school snacks, like muffins, bars,…

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Summer Fruit Breakfast Crumble

Use up whatever fruit you have lingering in the fridge and turn it into a warm crumble that’s wholesome enough to eat for breakfast. Of course, you could also top it with some vanilla ice cream and enjoy it for dessert too. Summer Fruit Breakfast Crumble happens to be vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with maple…

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Cheeseburger Stuffed Biscuits (with veggies!)

Great for lunch boxes or to eat anytime of day, these cheesy, ground meat, and veggie stuffed biscuits will be a hit with kids and adults. Cheeseburger Stuffed Biscuits are my newest filled biscuit creations. There is also a BBQ Chicken version in my cookbook, Kid Kitchen, and well as a breakfast version HERE, and…

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Zucchini Cottage Cheese Muffins

Filled with whole grains and protein packed cottage cheese, these little muffins are a nutritious snack for toddlers and kids. Zucchini Cottage Cheese Muffins are egg-free and nut-free and can easily be made gluten-free as well. Kids in the Kitchen: What kiddo doesn’t love making muffins, right? Let your child put the paper liners in the…

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