1. Vegetable Lasagna
What better way to get your kid to eat vegetables than to cover them in cheese? Beef not invited. Get the recipe here.
2. Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Your kids want chicken nuggets. You want them to eat real food. Now you can both be happy. Get the recipe here.
3. Baked Shells with Winter Squash
Just call it mac and cheese and see what happens. Get the recipe here.
4. Baked Carrot Fries
These “fries” taste good hot or cold, are easy to make, and provide lots of beta-carotenes, Vitamin A, fiber, and anti-oxidants. Get the recipe here.
5. Jessica Alba’s Turkey Meatballs
6. Skinny Banana Blueberry Muffins
7. Black-Bean Burgers
Who said you need meat to make a burger? Get the recipe here.
8. Banh Mi Dog
Use an organic hotdog (try, e.g. Applegate Farms Great Organic Beef Hotdog) to avoid hormones, antibiotics, and other additives. Dress with vegetables. Get the recipe here.
9. Portabella & Kale Pizza with Roasted Garlic Sauce
How to get your kids to eat kale: Put it on a pizza. Get the recipe here.
10. Chocolate Avocado Pudding
No need to tell your kids about the secret vegetable in their pudding, but you can feel good knowing a single avocado has twice the potassium of a banana. Get the recipe here.
11. Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese
Adding Greek yogurt and spinach ups the protein quotient without losing the taste. Even better: no butter or heavy cream necessary. Get the recipe here.
12. Flourless Chocolate Chip Blondies with Sea Salt
There is something delightfully evil about hiding beans in your brownies. Get the recipe here.
13. Portobello Mushroom Pizzas
If your kids are not mushroom-phobic, give these a try. Get the recipe here.
14. Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
Slip some yogurt into your pancakes and NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW. Get the recipe here.
15. Healthier Chocolate & Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats
This version uses zero added sugar and no gelatin-filled marshmallows. Get the recipe here.
16. Sloppy Joes
17. Healthy Pasta Sauce
Anytime you use plain old pasta sauce you are missing an opportunity to feed extra vegetables to your unwitting offspring. You can hide all sorts of other veggies in your favorite sauce! Get the recipe here.
18. Veggie Stuffed Grilled Cheese
Tell your kids it’s a “special grilled cheese.” Get the recipe here.
19. Soft Tacos with Spicy Chicken
Your kids will love these tacos, you will love these tacos, everyone will be happy and eating healthy tacos. Get the recipe here.
20. Butternut Squash Muffins with a Frosty Top
Hear that? It’s the laughter of a mother who just tricked her kid into eating squash. Get the recipe here.
21. Crispy Fish Sticks
So much better than the packaged kind, this version has none of the weird preservatives or unnecessary loads of salt. Get the recipe here.
22. Homemade Apple Butter
Spread it on some whole wheat bread in place of your store-bought jam for a healthier, tastier, more seasonal PB&J. (Go even further and only buy natural peanut butter, made without added sugar.) Get the recipe here.
23. Gluten-Free Polenta Crust Pizza
Sensitivity to gluten does not mean pizza is off the menu. Get the recipe here.
24. Healthy Alphabet Soup
Way, way, way healthier than the sodium-packed canned version. Get the recipe here.
25. Loaded Baked Sweet Potato
Greek yogurt and black beans make this a protein packed delight. Get the recipe here.
26. Light Chicken Pot Pie
Not too much butter, plenty of vegetables, and even some Greek yogurt make this a better version than the standard. Get the recipe here.