The skinny on scrumptious, kid-friendly recipes

Nutitritious snacks for kids - blueberry freezer popsWe’re all trying to eat better, right? And preparing fresh, healthy food for our families is no problem at all, what with our busy lives, children’s picky palates, and our own dietary restrictions as we head into swimsuit season (ahem). Yeah.

Here comes chef Jennifer Iserloh, a.k.a. The Skinny Chef, to the rescue. This media maven is something of an everycook–not only does her site boast an impressive category of kid-friendly recipes that are as delicious as they are nutritious, she makes it all palatable for the entire family. Read: She offers up a wine pairing for that Butternut Squash Risotto, because it should be a yummy meal for the parents, too.

There’s entrees, side dishes, even sneaky desserts like these gorgeous blueberry pops, which are hiding some spinach puree for extra nutritional oomph. It’s not all sneaky-food-ville, though; her chicken enchilada recipe, for example, is a pretty straightforward take on an old favorite, merely swapping in multigrain tortillas for corn.

These are real recipes for real people, with real yum. Bookmarked. -Mir

Check out the kid-friendly recipes at Skinny Chef online, or buy Jennifer’s first book, Secrets of a Skinny Chef, from our affiliate Amazon.

Mir Kamin is a prolific writer, the author of the popular blogs Woulda Shoulda and WantNot.net, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech.

2 Comments

  • Reply April 6, 2010

    Children's Aid Blog

    Thanks for directing parents to these kid-friendly recipes. At Children’s Aid we believe that nutritious eating is a key factor in keeping kids healthy and happy. Making the food “yummy” is an added bonus! Those blueberry pops look delicious!
    -Deb for Children’s Aid

  • Reply April 8, 2010

    Elaina

    Yum – these recipes look delish! I’ll have to try some for sure. Another great site I found for kids’ meal ideas is Weelicious. Tons of great ideas for packing creative kids’ lunches there too!

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