Healthy Snack Ideas

Get easy recipes and cooking tips that will help you raise a healthy child.

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.

Recipe Quick Find

Toddler Pasta

The vegetables are cut into tiny pieces then tossed with the tiny pasta, making this recipe perfect for little mouths.

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Baby carrots get a sweet honey-ginger glaze in this simple side dish recipe.

Curry in a Hurry

Sweet and mildly spicy, this chicken and rice dinner recipe will likely become a family favorite.

Healthy, Energizing Smoothies for Pregnancy

Whether you're suffering from morning sickness or starving all the time, smoothies can be life-savers for expecting mamas. Full of fiber, healthy fruits and veggies, and other essential nutrients, these sweet sips from the cookbook Smoothie-licious are perfect for breakfast, a light lunch, or a nutritious snack. Each recipe makes two smoothies. Drink one now and save the other for tomorrow. Your body--and baby--will thank you.

5 Recipes for Smart Cookies

You'll feel like a genius when you bake up these better-for-you treats made with fiber-rich whole grains. The kids? They won't know the difference.

Store-Bought Ice Pops You Can Feel Good About

We scoured the supermarkets for better-for-you frozen treats that kids (and grown-ups) will love. Ice pops that are delicious and healthy? more ways than one.

Parents Magazine's Best Allergy-Friendly Packaged Foods

We asked families to taste-test more than 100 new products that contain no nuts, eggs, dairy, or wheat. Even kids without food allergies loved our winners!

5 Snacks That Keep Kids Full Longer

If your kids seem to be constantly nibbling, try one of these hunger-busting ideas.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This delicious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe whips together delicious autumn spices with your favorite smoothie staples.

Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

Want a guilt-free chocolate dessert? Try this recipe for Chocolate Avocado Pudding, made with creamy avocado and all its healthy fats and vitamins.

3 Yummy Frozen Drinks to Make for Kids

Up your frozen-drink game with these three cool non-alcoholic sippers that combine fun techniques and super-delicious flavors kids will love.

Asian Shrimp and Coconut Soup

This 15 minute dinner features shrimp, vegetables, and pasta in a rich coconut-flavored broth.

Satay Wraps

Ground beef and vegetables are tossed in a peanut sauce and served in lettuce wraps for this fun and fresh meal.

Veggie Penne

Cooked carrots are blended with canned tomatoes to make a simple sauce for pasta in this meatless meal.

12 Fun Fruit & Veggie Snacks for Kids

Fruits and veggies are the healthiest foods to give your child in between meals. Find out how to make them fun.

The Best Frozen Foods for Families

Nutrition experts narrowed down freezer-case newbies and more than 75 children (plus parents) helped select the tastiest. Put these winners on your next shopping list!

Easy Homemade Travel Snacks

Whether you're hopping on a plane or hitting the highway, it's guaranteed that your kids are going to need a snack when you travel. Sure, you can pick up something at the airport or a gas station, but chances are you'll be spending big bucks or buying junk food (or both!). Instead, bring one of these easy-to-prep snacks on the road. You'll save some dough and know that your kids are eating snacks they love... that just happen to be healthy.

10 Smart Snacks For Kids

From yogurt ice pops to strawberry smoothies, these 10 smart snacks for kids are healthy and satisfying.

Are Snacks Making Your Kids Picky?

How between-meal nibbling can make your kids seem pickier than they are.

Watermelon Granita

This yummy frozen treat tastes like summer!