Paid PostPosted on Jan 22, 201613 Healthy Recipes You AND Your Kids Will Actually LoveBecause all we want is our children to get through dinner without a vegetable-induced meltdown.by American Heart AssociationBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Thinkstock Thinkstock 1. Bell Pepper Bites With a little bit of crunch and a whole lot of flavor, this super-easy vegetarian snack is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Cook time: 20 minutesCalories: 39Serves: 8 people Get the recipe 👉 here. 2. Sweet Potato Nachos Who said game day has to be unhealthy? Your Sundays just got a little bit sweeter, and you don't even have to feel guilty about it. Cook time: 20 minutesCalories: 209Serves: 6 people Get the recipe 👉 here. 3. Green Bean Casserole It's your favorite side without all the bad stuff! Nobody will even be able to tell the difference between the classic dish and this heart-healthy version.Cook time: 30 minutesCalories: 77Serves: 8 people Get the recipe 👉 here. 4. Creamy Spinach Feta Dip All you've gotta do is mix the ingredients and refrigerate. So easy! Cook time: 1 hourCalories: 63.6Serves: 6 peopleGet the recipe 👉 here. Thinkstock 5. Baked Cheesy Pita Your old-fashioned grilled cheese has some serious competition. This pita bread version has double the veggies and almost half the calories.Cook time: 10 minutesCalories: 223Serves: 4 peopleGet the recipe 👉 here. 6. Chicken Strips and Green Beans It's hard to resist a crispy chicken finger, especially when they're healthier than fast-food alternatives! Cook time: 30 minutesCalories: 253Serves: 4 peopleGet the recipe 👉 here. 7. PB&J Spirals Your sandwich just got a makeover. This is high in fiber and low in fat, making it the perfect lunch. Cook time: 5 minutesCalories: 253Serves: 1 personGet the full recipe 👉 here. Thinkstock 8. BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders Savory and sweet?! What's not to love? Get the kids involved by having them shred the chicken and assemble the sandwiches after the pork cools. Cook time: 45 minutesCalories: 445Serves: 6 peopleGet the full recipe 👉 here. 9. Chicken Fajitas Get your Tex-Mex fix without compromising on flavor! Serve 'em up hot with black beans and Spanish rice. Cook time: 20 minutesCalories: 439Serves: 4 peopleGet the full recipe 👉 here. 10. Margherita Pizza With Whole Wheat Pizza Crust It's just as tasty as the dollar slice down the street, but you get the satisfaction of knowing you made it with heart-healthy ingredients.Cook time: 1.5 hoursCalories: 170Serves: 8 peopleGet the full recipe 👉 here. Thinkstock 11. Grape Granita Freeze up some grapes and blend them together for this icy treat that parents and kids will enjoy. Cook time: 5 minutesCalories: 135Serves: 2 peopleGet the full recipe 👉 here. 12. Melon "Cookies" OK, this one is kind of a trick, but that doesn't mean they aren't delicious. Let your kid's imagination run wild with different "cookie" shapes and whipped topping decorations. Cook time: 15 minutesCalories: 22Serves: 6 peopleGet the full recipe 👉 here. 13. Apple Bread Pudding By using some simple substitutions (like whole grain bread) this dessert is actually pretty good for you! Partner it with a cold glass of low-fat milk. Cook time: 1 hourCalories: 131Serves: 4 peopleGet the full recipe 👉 here. All recipe images courtesy of the American Heart Association Can’t get enough? Not to worry — you can scroll through boards full of mom hacks and pages of heart-healthy recipes from the American Heart Association here.