Create a homemade pasta sauce using tomatoes, onions, garlic, and various vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, and spinach. Puree or finely chop the veggies to make a nutrient-rich sauce for pasta dishes.
Use lean cuts of chicken or fish to create healthier versions of these popular kid-friendly foods. Coat them with whole-grain breadcrumbs or crushed whole-grain cereal for a nutritious twist before baking.
Blend together fresh or frozen fruits like berries, bananas, and mangoes with Greek yogurt or a dairy alternative for a tasty and nutrient-packed snack or breakfast option.
Make pancakes or waffles using whole grain flour or oats for added fiber and nutrients. Top them with fresh fruit, a drizzle of honey, or a small amount of pure maple syrup.
Prepare homemade pizza using whole grain or cauliflower crust, topped with tomato sauce, vegetables, lean protein like chicken or turkey, and a moderate amount of cheese for a healthier alternative to store-bought pizza.
Cook steel-cut or rolled oats and add chopped fruits like apples, berries, or bananas. Sprinkle with nuts or seeds for added texture, flavor, and nutrients.
Slice sweet potatoes into sticks, lightly coat with olive oil, and bake them until crispy for a healthier alternative to regular fries. These provide vitamins and fiber.
Make hummus using chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. Serve it with colorful vegetable sticks like carrots, cucumber, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes for a nutritious snack.