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Crazy Kale Smoothies

Crazy Kale Smoothies

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With the summer heat, a refreshing and healthy smoothie might be the perfect snack after a day of camp or day at the beach.  This recipe is from our Healthy Family Recipe columnist, Marissa Martorana who is a South Bay based dietitian.

Crazy Kale Smoothies
Yields: approx. 4, 10 oz cups

Before you dismiss the idea that your kid will never eat kale and spinach, let alone drink it, I dare you to try this recipe! The natural sweetness of pineapple and banana smooth out (no pun intended) any bitter taste raw kale and spinach (and plain yogurt) may have. I have 2 little ones who taste tested both before and after adding a banana, and the banana addition won!

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Healthy Family Recipes-Refreshing Summer Taco Salad

Healthy Family Recipes-Refreshing Summer Taco Salad

Refreshing Summer Taco Salad: Serves (at least) 4 Ingredients: 1, 16 oz package of lean ground turkey 1 cup frozen corn Dash of : salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder 1 head of romaine lettuce, washed 1 can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed 2 roma tomatoes, diced ¼ cup reduced fat colby jack…

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Healthy Family Recipe: Rosemary Chicken

Healthy Family Recipe: Rosemary Chicken

Editor’s Note: I am so pleased to introduce a new column to What’s Up for Kids which will include Healthy Family Recipes from a local South Bay dietitian. We hope this helps families find a few new healthy recipes to help with that endless question, “What’s For Dinner?”  Rosemary Chicken: Serves (at least) 4 Tip: Prep…

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Easy Halloween Treats

Easy Halloween Treats

Even the very youngest cooks can get in on the fun with these super-simple Halloween goodies! Tangerine Pumpkins For each pumpkin you will need: • 1 Tangerine/Cutie/small orange of your choice • 1 piece of celery • A knife sharp enough to cut the celery into small pieces Cut the celery into pieces approximately ½…

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Watermelon Juice to beat the Heat

Watermelon Juice to beat the Heat

Did you know that July 24th is National Drink Watermelon Day?  With the hottest weeks of summer coming up, try new ways to enjoy a summer favorite. Many more fun and delicious recipes can be found at the Watermelon Board website and Facebook page provided below. Watermelon Juice A great snack that will help you…

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Flag Kebobs

Flag Kebobs

Let your American flag fly with pride with these fruity kebobs. Easy fun the whole family can help create! Ingredients Varying amount seedless watermelon, cut into 1″ cubes 1 package fresh, washed blackberries 1 angel food cake, cut into 1″ cubes (white part only) 12 wooden skewers varying dips of your choice

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Yogurt Parfaits for Young Cooks

Yogurt Parfaits for Young Cooks

Parfaits are endlessly adaptable, impossible to mess up, and a joy to make with young chefs. They can be made ahead of time or eaten immediately and are a fun homemade treat, especially when kids can surprise someone with a dish that they made themselves! Serves 4 Time investment: approximately 10 minutes, depending on how…

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Ginger Crinkles

Ginger Crinkles

Here is a fun and easy recipe from Alison Allen (mom of 2) for Ginger Crinkles that kids can help with in the kitchen.  Let them roll the dough in sugar and arrange on the baking sheet for fun winter activity.

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