Healthy Family: Kale and Spinach Recipes

Dinosaur Slaw
Doug Merriam
Give your family's dinner a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals with these leafy green veggies
Kang Kim
Kang Kim

Kooky Kale Chips & Dip

This vitamin-packed leafy green can be a tough sell for children, so you'll want to win them over with two strategies: Turn kale into a food nearly all kids love (chips) and then up the ante with a dip. One recent study at Temple University found that 3- to 5-year-olds chowed down about 80 percent more veggies when they had something to dunk them in.

James Baigrie
James Baigrie

Minikopita

This two-bite take on spanakopita features the classic combo of spinach and feta.

Recipe by J.M. Hirsch from Lunch Box Blues:

J.M. is the national food editor for the Associated Press. His blog chronicles the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of creating his son's lunches, complete with mouth-watering, up close shots of each meal. J.M.'s site was the inspiration for his latest cookbook, Beating the Lunch Box Blues, out this month. lunchboxblues.com

Doug Merriam
Doug Merriam

Dinosaur Slaw

This recipe has converted many a kale skeptic. Expecting a mass of cooked greens, they're shocked to be served a bright, fresh, cheese-tinged tangle of salad. Younger skeptics may also be won over by the dish's deliciously prehistoric name.

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