15 Healthier Versions Of Your Favorite Childhood Foods

Kid-friendly food gets an upgrade.

1. Make and bake your own mozzarella sticks for a less-greasy treat.

Check out the recipe here.

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2. Skip store-bought ice cream for a dairy-free option you can make with only one ingredient.

Grab the recipe here!

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3. Bake chicken nuggets with a panko crust.

Grab the recipe here.

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4. Skip Eggo waffles and try homemade multigrain.

Grab the recipe here.

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5. Make your own tomato sauce for spaghetti to cut out unnecessary sugar.

Prego’s tomato sauce has 10g of sugar in half a cup while this tomato sauce has about 3 grams.

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6. Cut back on the cheese in your mac ‘n’ cheese.

This recipe calls for blended butternut squash, cashews, and nutritional yeast in place of some of the cheese.

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7. Try a baked, whole wheat version of corn dogs made with turkey dogs.

Check out the recipe here.

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8. Skip the eggs in your brownies to cut down on the cholesterol.

Each large egg has 187 milligrams of cholesterol. Grab this egg free recipe here.

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9. Use fresh fruit in PB&Js.

Fresh fruit is a better option than most widely available store-bought jelly. (Welch’s Grape Jelly has 5 grams of sugar per tablespoon.)

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10. Make your own (easy) chicken noodle soup to avoid gross amounts of sodium.

Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup has over 890 milligrams of salt in each can. Maintain control over how much salt you put in your soup with this recipe.

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11. Skip store-bought popsicles for a low-fat, homemade option.

This recipe can be found here.

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Or try a dairy-free version:

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12. Add chia seeds to your pudding for a high fiber treat.

Chia seeds have a third of the daily recommended fiber intake for adults. Check out this recipe here.

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13. Update your grilled cheese with heart healthy bread and less butter.

Learn how here.

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14. Try using whole wheat pasta to reduce the risk of digestive issues and Type 2 diabetes.

Check out a delicious recipe for whole wheat pasta with cauliflower, walnuts, and feta here.

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15. Make your own apple sauce to watch out for sugar content.

Canned apple sauce has 36 grams of sugar. Skip it for a homemade recipe to cut down on added sugar.

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