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Make meals a family affair with ideas for healthy foods and fun recipes that kids will ask for over and over again. Plus advice for how to deal with a picky eater, tips on food safety, and quick-and-easy dinners that help you make the most of your time and your budget.

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Mac-and-Cheese Soup

A favorite dinner in a soup! We added a few vegetables as well but the kids will still love this one dish meal.

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

To reheat leftover quesadillas warm them in a dry frying pan.

Seriously Fast Food

Not only are these four quick suppers easier than takeout, they're a whole lot healthier too.

12 Chicken Recipes Perfect for Any Schedule

These 12 healthy recipes are sure to become your weeknight go-tos. White meat, dark meat, roasted, grilled--there's something for everyone. And since cooking times range from 45 minutes to 3 hours, there's something for every time schedule.

How to Make a Refreshing Greek Watermelon Salad

Try this kid-friendly twist on a classic Greek salad. It's like summer in a bowl!

Mini Blueberry Pie Pops

See how to make these adorable mini blueberry pie pops. Filled with vanilla Greek yogurt and blueberry preserves, they're a healthy, kid-friendly treat.

Double-Duty Dinners: 11 Dinner Recipes with Twice the Yum!

Use tonight's meal to get a head start on a second supper by making extra of one ingredient and freezing it to repurpose later on. Deliciously clever, right?

The 10 Best Family Restaurants

Feel like going out to eat tonight? Parents polled more than 50 of the largest full-service or buffet-style restaurant chains to see which cater best to families and to find out what they're feeding the kids.

Our Favorite Family-Friendly Meal Kits

For time-crunched parents who could use help getting healthy, home-cooked dinners on the table, a freshly prepped meal-from-a-box may be the answer. We tried out nine services to find out which kits truly deliver.

Thai Chicken-Broccoli Wraps

Broccoli slaw makes a quick filler for these healthy chicken sandwiches. Peanut sauce adds extra flavor.

No-Stress School Snacks

When you have to supply the munchies for your kid's class or team, go with one of these smart snack picks.

21 Ways to Make Cooking With Kids More Fun

Scared they'll get hurt? Scared they'll get flour everywhere? Hate to waste food? Chefs, food bloggers, and nutritionists dish on how they train their kids in the kitchen--and keep it fun for everyone.

Kiddie Kabobs

Nothing's more fun than food on a stick. We came up with grilled and no-cook skewer combos that even picky eaters will go for.

5 Fresh (Lettuce-Free!) Salad Recipes

Lose the lettuce! If your kids skip salad because of the greens, lure them with other veggies plus fruit, nuts, and cheese.

How to Roast Veggies for Babies and Toddlers

Roasted veggies are naturally sweet, so babies and toddlers tend to love their flavor. Here's a step-by-step guide to simple roasting, plus tips for making sure that the final texture is easy for your little one to manage.

Breakfast Bagel Strata

This delicious egg bake is also incredibly easy. It uses toasted pieces of bagels, cheddar cheese, bacon, and eggs to make a filling breakfast with minimal mess.

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