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13 Healthy Recipes You AND Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because all we want is our children to get through dinner without a vegetable-induced meltdown.

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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 πŸ‘‰ here.

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 minutes

Calories: 39

Serves: 8 people

Get the recipe πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ‘‰ here.

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 minutes

Calories: 209

Serves: 6 people

Get the recipe πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ‘‰ here.

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 minutes

Calories: 77

Serves: 8 people

Get the recipe πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ‘‰ here.

All you've gotta do is mix the ingredients and refrigerate. So easy!

Cook time: 1 hour

Calories: 63.6

Serves: 6 people

Get the recipe πŸ‘‰ here.

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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 πŸ‘‰ here.

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 minutes

Calories: 223

Serves: 4 people

Get the recipe πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ‘‰ here.

It's hard to resist a crispy chicken finger, especially when they're healthier than fast-food alternatives!

Cook time: 30 minutes

Calories: 253

Serves: 4 people

Get the recipe πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ‘‰ here.

Your sandwich just got a makeover. This is high in fiber and low in fat, making it the perfect lunch.

Cook time: 5 minutes

Calories: 253

Serves: 1 person

Get the full recipe πŸ‘‰ here.

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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 πŸ‘‰ here.

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 minutes

Calories: 445

Serves: 6 people

Get the full recipe πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ‘‰ here.

Get your Tex-Mex fix without compromising on flavor! Serve 'em up hot with black beans and Spanish rice.

Cook time: 20 minutes

Calories: 439

Serves: 4 people

Get the full recipe πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ‘‰ here.

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 hours

Calories: 170

Serves: 8 people

Get the full recipe πŸ‘‰ here.

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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 πŸ‘‰ here.

Freeze up some grapes and blend them together for this icy treat that parents and kids will enjoy.

Cook time: 5 minutes

Calories: 135

Serves: 2 people

Get the full recipe πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ‘‰ here.

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 minutes

Calories: 22

Serves: 6 people

Get the full recipe πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ‘‰ here.

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 hour

Calories: 131

Serves: 4 people

Get the full recipe πŸ‘‰ here.

All recipe images courtesy of the American Heart Association

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