20 Kid-Friendly (and Healthy!) Summer Recipes

peach smoothie
Although it’s easy to give into kids’ pleas for the same old not-so-healthy foods, parents and caregivers should provide a variety of dishes that will help kids grow and develop. Happily, summer offers a great opportunity to break away from the same old chicken nugget and mac-and-cheese routine. The season’s bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables make for deliciously healthy dishes kids will love. Here’s a sampling.

Breakfast

Peach Pie Smoothie (above)

Chocolate and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins

Snacks

Zucchini Snack Pizzas

Pepperoni Pizza Wrap

Guacamole

Berry Pizza

Mains

Pizza Pockets

Juicy Grilled Cheeseburgers

Spiced Chicken and Grape Skewers

Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken

Sides & Salads

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

Broccoli Salad

American Macaroni Salad

Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad

Dessert

Rainbow Skewers with Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Italian Ice Pops

Fresh Fruit Salad

Peaches and Cream

Banana Ice Cream

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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