Cooking with Kids

Healthy recipes that your family will enjoy

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Yogurt Parfait

Veggie Wraps from Cooking Matters

Veggie wraps make a great after-school snack for kids

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Homemade stuffed pepers

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Aim for half your plate to be fruit and vegetables

Healthy Recipes

Farmers Market Recipes

Fruit Pizza
Fiesta Rice Salad

Mixed Greens and Strawberry Salad
Carrot Spiced Muffins
Corn Fritters
Green Beans and New Potatoes
Zucchini Crusted Pizza
Skillet Cabbage

Herbed Fish Fillets
Kale Coleslaw
Mediterranean Grain Salad
Rosy Strawberry Rhubarb Salad

Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadilla
Rhubarb Bread
Rice Salad
Asparagus Pasta Salad
Apple Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars
Cherry & Chard Salad
Strawberry Snow Pea Salad
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Grilled Squash and Onion
Blueberry Ambrosia
Summer Corn Salad
Colorful Quesadillas
Italian Zucchini Skillet
Peach Freezer Jam
Strawberry Freezer Jam
Grape Bars
English Pea Salad
Fire Roasted Corn & Cherry Salsa
Rhubarb Bread Pudding
Green Bean & New Potatoes
Blueberry Buckle
Roasted Garlic Spread
Spinach & Strawberry Salad
Confetti Pancakes

Holiday Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Spring Vegetable Omelette
Asparagus on Toast
Banana Pancakes
Breakfast Burritos
Homemade Cereal
Breakfast Tortilla Wrap
Microwave Omelette
Whole Wheat Pancakes

Lunch Recipes

One Step Mac and Cheese
English Muffin Pizza
Beef Barley Stew
Quick Quiche
Make Ahead Lunch Wraps
Venison Vegetable Soup
Tomato Cheese Ravioli Soup

Main Dish Recipes

Stuffed Peppers
Ham & Corn Casserole
Easy Cabbage Casserole
Saucy Spaghetti Squash
Spanish Rice au Gratin
Easy Venison Meatloaf
White Chicken Chili
Buffalo Meatballs
Lentils & Brown Rice Pilaf
Stir Fry
Turkey Rice Bake
Venison Stir Fry with Rice

Side Recipes

Confetti Slaw
Kohlrabies with Tomatoes and Peppers
Chilled Berry Soup
Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Souffles
Phyllo Rolls
Vegetable Lo Mein
Carrot Spice Muffins
Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce
Sauteed Kohlrabies
Cherry-Almond Clafouti
Cilantro Slaw
Herb Potato Salad
Pumpkin Muffins
Winter Fruit and Nut Stuffing
Easy Fruit Salad

Dessert Recipes

Navy Bean Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Quick Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pudding
Zesty Salsa
Trail Mix
Sweet Potato Pie
Apple Oatmeal Bars
Fruit Parfaits
Spinach Snacks
No Bake Granola Bars

Cornell's 'Food & Nutrition Education in Communities'

Recipes from Cornell's FNEC program use less fat and sugar but still taste delicious. Many recipes were created by CCE Nutrition Educators from NY counties, or are used in the classes they teach so they've been tested by families like yours. The recipes use lean meat and low-fat dairy products, and most have 35% or fewer calories from fat. All FNEC recipes contain less than 2 teaspoons of added sugar per serving.

More Recipes

"Dinner Tonight: Recipes & Videos" - Hundreds of quick and healthy dinner ideas from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

"Recipes for Diabetes" - This online tool from the University of Illinois Extension allows you to search or browse recipes featured in their Dining with Diabetes or Living Well with Diabetes programs. Each contains an approximate nutritional analysis for calories, protein, carbohydrate, fat, saturated fat, fiber, sodium, and cholesterol.

"Fiesta of Flavors" - Hispanic recipes for people with diabetes from the University of Illinois Extension.

"Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes" - from the National Heart, Blood & Lung Institute.

"Cooking Without Gluten" - A 26-page recipe booklet from the Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

"Recipes for Osteoporosis" - "Bone healthy" recipes from University of Illinois Extension.


Tara Kenyon
Community Nutrition Issue Leader

Last updated November 4, 2019