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Healthy Recipes

  • Complexity: medium

Asian Chicken Slaw

Part chicken salad, part coleslaw, this unique dish features a prepared mix, so it comes together quickly -- especially if you buy a roasted chicken. Serve it as a salad, as shown here, or in a sandwich wrap.

  • Complexity: easy

Avocado Smoothie

This drink has to be tasted to be believed. Not only is it rich and creamy — and our tasters loved the flavor — but it's also a good source of vitamins, fiber, potassium, and good-for-you fats. Did you know? Avocados are commonly used in drinks and desserts — including ice cream! — throughout Asia and South America.

  • Complexity: easy

Bacon and Spinach Quiche

Filled with eggs, cream, and bacon, quiche has been a popular dish for hundreds of years. What makes it such a particularly good recipe for aspiring chefs, besides the fact that it tastes great, is how versatile it is.

  • Complexity: easy

Bake Your Own Bagels

There's no mistaking the difference between packaged store-bought bagels and ones that are fresh-baked. So although it takes a little time, making a batch from scratch can be quite rewarding and fun.

  • Complexity: very easy

Banana Smoothie

The title is pretty self explanatory, but it's beyond delicious.

  • Complexity: easy

Blueberry Pancakes

Here's our favorite recipe for blueberry pancakes along with some tips to help your young short-order cook griddle them to perfection. Just remember, hot pancakes wait for no one. So have everything else (juice, milk, softened butter, and syrup) ready to go so you can enjoy them right out of the skillet.

  • Complexity: easy

Boiled Eggs

Don't laugh. A properly boiled egg is one mark of a good cook.

  • Complexity: advanced

California Sushi Wrap

Introduce your kids to the art of sushi rolling with these easy sandwiches. The tortilla does double duty as a rolling mat and a tasty wrapper.

  • Complexity: medium

Chinese Chicken Salad

This Asian-style chicken salad, made with a delicious peanutty vinaigrette, is provided by In the Night Kitchen of San Francisco and is popular with adults and kids alike.

  • Complexity: easy

Chinese Peanut-Sesame Noodles

As a child in the early 1970s, I couldn't get enough of the cold peanut-sesame noodles I first tried at the famous Uncle Tai's Hunan Yuan restaurant in New York City. The dish is now one of Noah's favorites. I've found that kids adore its peanut butter goodness, while parents are pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to make.

  • Time: 25 min.
  • Complexity: very easy

Cranberry Muffins

A recipe for cranberry muffins with orange peel and pecans. This cranberry muffin recipe is made with walnuts or pecans and makes about 15 to 18 muffins.

  • Complexity: very easy

Creamsicle Slushy

Here's how to whip up a healthier version of a popular summer treat.

  • Complexity: medium

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

Here's a variation on chicken salad that has a bit of a kick, and a couple surprises, too -- grapes for a sweet accent and cashews for crunch.

  • Complexity: easy

Deviled Egg Upgrade

Take hard-boiled Easter eggs to the next level with deviled eggs, a classic party snack and the perfect recipe for chefs-in-training.

  • Complexity: easy

Easy Egg Rolls

Almost everyone likes egg rolls, everyone can make them as well.

  • Complexity: easy

Egg-fried Rice

Not only is this dish delicious, but your child will think it's cool to cook scrambled eggs right in the middle of the other ingredients. For the best results, refrigerate the rice for several hours beforehand to keep it from turning mushy when you make the finished dish.

  • Complexity: easy

Eggs in a Hole

It's fun to eat and a tasty treat!

  • Complexity: medium

Fajita Chop-Chop Salad

My kids love chop-chop salads, and this one -- a mix of familiar mild Mexican spices and additions, such as corn and black beans -- is a particular favorite. On nights when I need a shortcut, I substitute store-bought rotisserie chicken for the steak.

  • Complexity: easy

Football Turnovers

Enjoy these hearty treats while cheering on your favorite team.

  • Time: 20 min
  • Complexity: very easy

Fruit Flower Bouquet

When Snow White and her forest friends tidied up the Seven Dwarfs' cottage, little did they know that one of the residents would be allergic to the golden rod centerpiece they placed on the dinner table. Here's an arrangement that no dwarf would sneeze at. Created from colorful fresh fruits, the flowers are fun to pick and eat.

  • Complexity: easy

Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

Maybe you can't get away on a tropical vacation just now, but this juicy chicken sandwich, topped with a slice of pineapple, will make you feel as if you have. Once you make the sauce -- which can be done hours or even a day ahead.

  • Complexity: easy

Hot Cross Buns

Bring your kids into the kitchen to bake a traditional spring treat: spice-and-fruit buns that are eaten in England on Good Friday.

  • Complexity: easy

Irish Brown Bread

For FamilyFun staffer Moira Greto and her kids, baking this Irish brown bread is a cherished family tradition. Like the simple recipe, the old-fashioned method they use - measuring and mixing ingredients with their bare hands.

  • Complexity: medium

Japanese Chilled Tofu

Try this delicious Japanese Chilled Tofu recipe.

  • Complexity: medium

Japanese-Style Fried Chicken

Fried chicken gets a burst of Asian-inspired flavor in this easy-to-make recipe.

  • Complexity: easy

Kid Kebobs

This Saturday-night treat is quick to cook. All you need for sides are buttered egg noodles and salad or green beans.

  • Complexity: easy

Little Gem Mini Muffins

Brown sugar and vanilla give these bite-size muffins a rich flavor, while the 'jewels' — dried blueberries and cherries — offer a delightful burst of sweetness.

  • Complexity: very easy

Mango Lassi

The sweetness of fully ripened mangoes makes this refreshing beverage an Indian favorite.

  • Complexity: medium

Mexican Sushi Bites

Get the party started with these mouthwatering appetizers. Salsafied cream cheese, silky avocado, and crisp bell pepper are rolled in a tortilla and sliced for a fun sushi-like presentation.

  • Time: 30 min
  • Complexity: very easy

Oatmeal Bears

Great for a Teddy Bear's picnic, tea time treat, or birthday party.

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