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When you embrace the rainbow, you embrace healthy recipes and a healthy diet. Eating colorfully means yummy foods filled with flavor in all tastes and textures—bursting with vitamins, minerals, fiber and of course, color! From the main meal to sweet desserts, these kid-friendly healthy recipes will have you cooking up goodies that are just as much fun to look at they are to eat.

Rainbow Sushi

If you haven't spotted this unmistakable photo around Pinterest yet, it's time to try out The Indigo Kitchen's sushi recipe. Using natural savory dyes like spirulina and purple cabbage, this is a 100% plant-based sushi roll that's perfect for convincing your picky eaters that sushi is both fun to make and eat.

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

For a no-bake dessert that takes only 30 minutes to make, these rainbow rice krispie treats are a must. Colorful and delicious, what’s not to love? We know our little monkeys feel the same way, and this recipe from The Gracious Wife is sure to stir up some excitement. Experiment with natural sweet dyes, like carrot juice, beet juice and blackberry juice for added nutrition!

Salmon Skewers

This deliciously simple recipe from The View from Great Island is almost too easy to pass up. Add in extra zucchini and eggplant to customize your rainbow and let the kids help with the prep work! Ready to grill in no time, these kabobs are the perfect pop of color for your summer cookout.

Spring Rolls

We could eat five of these spring rolls plain... they're that good! This bright recipe from Oh, The Things We'll Make is a perfect one to try with your dexterous ones, as the sticky rice wrapper is a great new food texture. Big on seafood this summer? Steam and halve a few shrimp for a bit of pink in your rainbow.

Rainbow Sangria

We would never leave you without a refreshing glass of bubbly if we can help it, so check out this easy mix by Julie's Eats & Treats. Layer your fruits and pour your cocktail right over it all—let it soak for an hour to get that true sangria blend. Making a batch for the kiddie tea party? Try a mix of white grape or apple juice and ginger ale instead.

photo: iStock

Rainbow Smoothie

Sip a rainbow of veggies blended into a colorful smoothie. Kids won't even realize that it's packed with vitamins! 

Rainbow Roasted Veggies

Bake up a rainbow of healthy veggies with this easy recipe. Encourage your kids to pick out their own veggies and arrange them into a rainbow or other colorful design. 

Rainbow Toast

Tasting the rainbow (without all the added sugar) is made easy with this recipe from Family Food on the Table. Turn breakfast into a talent show by serving it DIY-style, and see what your mini artists can do!

Rainbow Cake in a Jar

Bake up this perfectly portable cake for your next celebration. Kids will love filling up Mason jars with rainbow layers and can easily stir up this simple recipe with a little help from Mom or Dad. 

Veggie Dragon Noodles

Try this combination of sweet, salty and a dash of spicy for your next family dinner. With zoodles (that's spiralized zucchini to you) for your kids to slurp up, we guarantee this will be a delicious hit. Stir in shrimp or chicken, or find the vegetarian recipe over at Get Inspired Everyday.

Rainbow Salsa

As if we could forget a fresh summer dip like this one from Gimme Some Oven. Even though blogger Ali Ebright has walked us through dozens of different salsa ideas, we would be remiss if her vibrant mix did not make an appearance with the rest of the rainbow. Hearty, healthy and absolutely tasty, we hope your kids enjoy a chip-full this summer.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

We recently jumped on the cauliflower bandwagon, which we love for its alphabet of vitamins and versatility. If your family hasn't tried a cauliflower crust pizza, this cheerful recipe from Gimme Delicious is sure to win them over—or trick them over. Tiny tots aren't corn and tomato fans? Try a Hawaiian theme with pineapple and diced ham!

Summertime Smoothie Bowl

We can never resist a good kale smoothie when the sun is out and the humidity settles into our hair. We especially love this smoothie bowl (kale optional) from Breanna Spain because our wee ones get to build it however they want. Set out a few bowls of diced fruits, and watch them dig in!

—Amy Bizzarri with Stacy Liu

 

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If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the hunt for easy dinner recipes. The fewer ingredients we have to remember, the better (because no one likes doing a last-minute grocery store run!). To make all of our lives easier, we’ve rounded up a list of 3-ingredient recipes that will please even the pickiest of eaters. Read on to simplify your meal plan.

Mozzarella Sticks

Who knew mozzarella sticks were this easy to make? Eat. Lift. Be. breaks it down step by step, with a pro tip that involves putting them in the freezer before baking. Get all the details by clicking here.

Cauliflower Soup

Your whole crew is sure to fall in love with this silky soup from Just a Taste. It’s practically begging to be topped with your favorite add-ons, from a simple swirl of olive oil to crumbled bacon or crispy chickpeas. Click here to grab the recipe.

Blackened Chicken

Dry, overcooked chicken will be a thing of the past once you try this recipe from Cooking with Janica. Their easy method yields a juicy, well-seasoned chicken breast—perfect for pairing with rice, salad or potatoes. Click here to get the recipe.

Perfect Roasted Potatoes

Our hunt for perfectly crispy roasted potatoes has finally come to an end, thanks to A Clean Bake. This foolproof method will have your whole family asking for seconds. To find out how it’s done, click here.

Honey Teriyaki Lime Salmon

Delicious salmon is less than a half hour away, thanks to Savory Nothings. Bonus points if you make your own teriyaki sauce (but we won’t judge if you go for the bottled stuff!). Get the recipe by clicking here.

Foolproof Roasted Chicken

A roasted chicken might seem intimidating to make, but with some help from Drawn and Buttered you’ll be a poultry pro in no time. You don’t need twine or even a meat thermometer to pull this off. To get all the details, click here.

Tomato Tortellini Soup

Grab your soup pot and make a big batch of this soup from Honey and Birch! With the homey goodness of tomato soup and tortellini (a kid fave!), we guarantee it'll disappear in no time. For the easy how-to, click here.

Deviled Eggs

The perfect way to fancy up eggs for dinner is to devil 'em! It's easy to pull off with this recipe, and you can even make it a bit healthier with light mayo or a mix of Greek yogurt. Get the recipe here.

Creamy Tomato Shells

Trust us, you're gonna want to bookmark this delish recipe from Pinch of Yum. It's hearty, homey, and can be whipped up for any busy weeknight dinner. Grab the recipe here

Tortilla Dogs

Who knew that with just tortillas, hot dogs and a few spare minutes you could whip up such a kid-friendly meal? Add in your fam's fave condiments, and you've got yourself a winner. For the simple instructions, head over to Or Whatever You Do.

Ham and Cheese Freezer Sandwiches

Make-ahead-meal alert! We love how these sandwiches from A Taste of Madness can be frozen and then heated whenever you need a quick and easy school lunch. Plus, you can always customize with your kiddo's fave lunch meat. Get the recipe here.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Taco night just got way easier, thanks to this genius recipe from Lanc Foodie Girl. Set up the slow cooker in the morning, and dinner will be hot and ready by the time you get home. To get the recipe, click here.

Crock Pot Sweet Pork

We love breaking out the Crock Pot to make our lives easier on busy nights, and this super simple recipe from Table for 7 totally fits the bill. You can serve the sweet pork on a bed of greens or cook up a batch of rice—it’s sure to be an instant hit with your family. Click here to get the recipe.

Southern Cheddar Biscuits

Melt-in-your-mouth biscuits with just three ingredients? Sign us up! Grits and Pinecones has the scoop on how it’s done—if you’ve got a food processor, you can put it to good use here (but if you don’t have one, no worries). Click here to grab the recipe.

Grilled Ranch Pork Chops

No one likes a dry pork chop! Good news: this recipe from Gimme Some Grilling is going to be your new go-to method for the juiciest (and easiest) pork. The secret ingredient is hiding in the grocery store spice aisle. To get the scoop, click here.

Sweet Potato Wraps

We’re always on the hunt for healthy snacks that the little ones will actually eat, and these sweet potato wraps from Lemons & Basil get the toddler seal of approval. You can fill them up with butter, cheese or peanut butter for a perfectly balanced snack. Get the recipe by clicking here.

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Wings

Three ingredients and a few hours in a Crock Pot and bam! Now you have killer BBQ chicken wings to feed the masses, all thanks to this recipe from Intelligent Domestications. Plus the kids will get a kick out of the “secret ingredient.” Click here to get the complete, short-and-sweet how-to and check out their other crock pot recipes that require only a few ingredients.

Grilled Cheese Rollups

Flat sandwiches are so last year … These rollups from My Little Gourmet are perfectly sized for tiny hands to dunk into a bowl of soup. Click here to get the recipe.

Handmade Gnocchi

Get your tiny taste testers' hands deep into potatoes when they help you make gnocchi from scratch! Pair this step-by-step tutorial from Eugenie's Kitchen with the tomato sauce later in this roundup. Click here to get the deets.

Crockpot Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Have the kiddos peel the sweet potatoes while you do the rest (and by the rest, we mean very little) because this recipe from StockpilingMoms is the easiest, yummiest meal you'll have all week. Get the complete step-by-step plus other easy, affordable meal ideas at StockpilingMoms.com.

Baked Rollups

Roll up ham and cheese for a dinner that will have the little ones forgetting about their pre-boxed meat, cheese and crackers (you know which ones we're talking about!). You and your kids can whip up this recipe from It's Peachy Keen in less than 20 minutes for a fun, fingers-only meal. Click here to grab the recipe.

Apple Juice Chicken

You know that stockpile of juice boxes your family has been collecting? This sweet recipe, courtesy of Oatmeal With a Fork, puts them to good use! This chicken is flavorful and easy to make—and we’re willing to bet it’ll be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike. Get the recipe here.

Steak Pinwheels

A dinner that is fun to make, fun to look at, and deliciously satisfying to eat? Please let your burgeoning kitchen master bring these pinwheels to your dinner table. Weary Chef simplifies it down so your little one can get artsy with their greens before rolling it up to bake. To get the details, click here.

Garlic Charred Green Beans

For the easiest (and kid-friendliest) side dish, you’ve got to try these green beans from Nyssa’s Kitchen. Her method leaves the beans perfectly tender with a little char on the outside. Drooling yet? Find out how it’s done by clicking here.

 

 

PB&B Quesadillas

If your little one is tired of sandwiches, switch it up with this tortilla version on the stove. See A Whisk and Two Wands for a way to take this recipe outdoors, so your mini master chef can impress the whole family!

Dairy Free Perfect Noodles

This easy dish subs nutritional yeast for parmesan and olive oil for butter to make a simple, dairy-free alternative to your kiddo’s favorite go-to pasta dish. Just cook spaghetti or linguine noodles according to package, toss in enough olive oil to coat and sprinkle liberally with nutritional yeast. You can add parsley, pepper and a pinch of salt if you’re a rule-breaker.

Black Bean Soup

Does your kiddo feel like traveling south of the border for dinner? Try out this deliciously simple black bean soup recipe. This one might need more parent-help than the others: The Pretty Bee's soup asks the chef to use an immersion blender.

Easy Meatballs

We know your kids can't get enough of meatballs once they're on the table—it's time to teach them where those delicious things come from. Take a peek at Amber Nicole's Blog and then see what creative shapes your small sous chefs come up with! (Heart-shaped meatballs, anyone?)

Rich Tomato Sauce

This one's an easy one for momma's helper, and it's done in no time at all. The Honour System has got tomato sauce down to a two-step science: simmer and stir! Click here to snag the recipe.

Maple & Mustard Salmon

Your iron chefs-in-training may or may not be ready for handling raw salmon, but they can certainly help out with a sweet and spicy glaze from For the Love of Cooking. Get the recipe by clicking here.

—Abigail Matsumoto & Stacy Liu

 

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We proudly wiggle our dye-stained fingertips in the days leading up to the big hunt, but eating those hard-boiled beauties loses its appeal faster than the Easter Bunny can hop. Take a peek through the recipes below for creative ways to use up extra eggs—we’re betting the little ones will love the transformation!

photo: Dara Michalski via Cookin’ Canuck

1. Make-Ahead Wrap
One of the best things about this make-head, protein-filled wrap from the Cookin’ Canuk is that it can be made with any number of toppings—let your family’s palate be the guide. Get the recipe by clicking here.

2. Simple Deviled Eggs
What better way to use up Easter eggs than by making deviled eggs? These tasty bites are so easy your older kids can probably make their own version. 
Grab the how-to here.

photo: Katie Morford via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

3. Kiddie Cobb Salad
Want to do salad for lunch tomorrow? Well, hard boiled eggs are a cobb salad staple. Chop up a few eggs and add it to this kid-approved midday meal.

photo: Jun Seita via Flickr

4. Ramen Noodle Soup
Steamy ramen noodles are usually a family favorite. This recipe from Foodily calls for a hard boiled egg, along with corn, green onions, and other fresh ingredients. Click here to get your shopping list.

photo: Heidi Larsen via Foodie Crush

5. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches
Who needs to visit those yellow arches down the street when we’ve found this recipe from Foodie Crush? We know monkeys of all ages will make those extra eggs disappear in no time, once they’re sandwiched between some cheese and bacon! Click here for the recipe.

Mexican Meatballsphoto: Daring Gourmet

6. Mexican Meatballs
These are definitely a meal for your older kids—the ones with tastebuds raring for a little kick. Packed with flavor and bits of hard boiled egg, this hearty recipe can be found over at Daring Gourmet. We especially love the roasted tomatillo sauce!

Traditional Southern Chicken Saladphoto: The Kitchen is My Playground

7. Southern Chicken Salad
We love classic picnic dishes as much as the next person, and chicken salad is our go-to. It’s quick to make, easy to take, and we can eat it any sort of way. Midday snack? Yum. As a hamburger side? Perfect. In a sandwich? The Kitchen is My Playground has you covered.

Easter Egg Fried Ricephoto: Savor the Thyme

8. One-Pot Fried Rice
Spring seems to always be the busiest time of year. Between cleaning binges, afterschool activities, and blossoming gardens, one-pot dinners are a must. This guide to perfect fried rice from Savor the Thyme is bound to be a crowd-pleaser, with a host of vegetables, proteins, grains, and flavor.

                                                                                                         photo: Ditch the Carbs

9. Paleo Scotch Eggs
If your family ever needs a bite on the go (and store-bought granola bars aren’t hitting the spot), Ditch the Carbs has the quickest, easiest protein-packed recipe for scotch eggs. Just five ingredients for your five-fingered snack; your tykes have already hunted down the first item on the list!

Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches   photo: For the Feast 

10. Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches
These classic finger sandwiches from For the Feast require a certain level of dress up—oversized sunglasses, frilly skirts, floppy bow ties, and a fedora. It’s time for a tea party. Pinkies up, ladies and gents!

How do you use up your Easter eggs? Share with us in a Comment.

—Gabby Cullen & Stacey Liu

 

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Turkeys, and pumpkins and taters … oh my! And don’t forget purees. Thanksgiving has something for everyone, and your littlest one shouldn’t miss out on the tasty traditions. While you’re planning out your menu and figuring out what to do with the leftovers, make sure to click through our slideshow of festive purée recipes.

First Pot Pie

This purée requires a little more commitment (like any fabulous pot pie), as you'll want to pre-purée the ingredients before they're mixed. But this sweet and savory blend of Thanksgiving staples, herbs, and an optional drop of molasses is worth it -- and we're positive your little one will agree. Find Baby's first pot pie recipe on author <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fieldsofflavor.com/carrots-baby-food-recipes/&quot; target="_blank">Clancy Harrison's</a> blog!<br><br> Photo courtesy of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.superhealthykids.com/babys-first-pot-pie-and-feeding-baby-cookbook/&quot; target="_blank">Super Healthy Kids</a>fuck

— Stacy Liu

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Nothing says summertime (or any time) better than ice cream. In honor of National Ice Cream Day we’ve got the scoop on the latest and greatest cookbooks filled with flavors you’ve never even dreamed about. The best part? You can whip up most of these amazing combos without any complicated gear. Keep reading to find your favorite way to introduce little taste testers to volumes of homemade, natural goodness.

Lomelino's Ice Cream- 79 Ice Creams, Sorbets, and Frozen Treats to Make Any Day Sweet

Lomelino’s Ice Cream: 79 Ice Creams, Sorbets, and Frozen Treats to Make Any Day Sweet
We are big fans of Linda Lomelino’s—the stylish blogger at the helm of Call Me Cupcake!—collection of desserts, especially because before she does anything else, she shares her knowledge about sorbets and sherbets and semifreddos (Don’t worry, we thought we knew our stuff, too!). From the simple recipes to the amazing collection of sauces and toppings, there’s something for everyone. If the Instagram-worthy images aren’t enough to inspire you, we recommend to keep flipping until you reach the cakes—that will surely inspire your little ones.

Avaialble at Amazon for $13.65.

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
We still vaguely remember the days of trailing after our neighborhood ice cream truck. However, we didn’t grow up in New York City and reading Laura O’Neill’s part biography/part-instruction manual makes us wish we had. Forget flagging down the ice cream man and instead learn why these flavors, ranging from classic vanilla to internationally-inspired recipes Masala Chai with Black Peppercorns, Apple Crumble with Calvados and Crème Fraîche have earned an Artisan title. There’s even a vegan chapter to treat your dairy-free family and friends!

Available at Amazon for $10.99 or $13.99 for Kindle.

Ice Cream Adventures - More Than 100 Deliciously Different Recipes

Ice Cream Adventures: More Than 100 Deliciously Different Recipes
When Stef Ferrari says adventure, she means a Sea-salted Chocolate-covered Pecan Toffee Ice Cream adventure—a whopping three more ingredients than our household’s typical bowl of ice cream. If that’s not quite enough for your kiddos, maybe you need to make a Mexican Muscovado Caramel Sauce to top it off. Are you bouncing off walls just thinking about it, like we are? Besides all the wacky and wonderful flavor combos, Stef also provides the guide for creating a simple ice cream base perfect for foodies, ice cream lovers, and everyone in between. If you’re looking for one essential ice cream cookbook, Ice Cream Adventures fits the bill.

Available at Amazon for $16.01 or $9.99 for Kindle.

Ice Cream Social- 100 Artisanal Recipes for Ice Cream, Sherbet, Granita, and Other Frozen Favorites

Ice Cream Social: 100 Artisanal Recipes for Ice Cream, Sherbet, Granita, and Other Frozen Favorites
This 333-page collection has something for everyone, from Toasted Coconut Ice Milk to Asian Pear Sherbet with Sake. We love Anthony Tassinello’s back-to-basics style that reminds us to do what we love, and the chapter on boozy frozen treats is total bonus for adults-only nights and gatherings. Don’t miss the troubleshooting tips and awesome techniques provided—you’ll get amazing results every time.

Available at Amazon for $11.40 or $2.99 for Kindle.

100 Frozen Yogurt Recipes - Homemade Easy and Delicious Summer Desserts (Healthy Collection of Ice Frozen Yogurt)

100 Frozen Yogurt Recipes: Homemade Easy and Delicious Summer Desserts 
Surprise! We’ve just found you a kid-friendly afternoon activity for today. Where ice cream calls for a bit more churning and patience, many of Justin Ramsey’s frozen yogurts and creamsicles are a mix, freeze, repeat kind of task. Help your tiny chefs make a creamy treat from their favorite fruits, like watermelon and mango tango! Or help them help you make your favorites, like salted caramel and tiramisu. Clearly written, with straight-forward directions, all the recipes are presented with a description, number of servings, preparation time and list of ingredients.

Available on Amazon for $12.99 or $2.99 for Kindle.

Best Dump and Freeze Treats - Frozen Fruit Salads, Pies, Fluffs, and More Retro Desserts (Best Ever)

Best Dump and Freeze Treats: Frozen Fruit Salads, Pies, Fluffs, and More Retro Desserts 
Here’s to thinking outside the pie pan. When it comes to July cookouts, these easy-to-assemble recipes from Monica Sweeney have us rethinking our traditional desserts. From banana split salad to frozen key lime pie, and the amazing fluffs that kick off the book (If you haven’t heard, fluffs are making a comeback in a major way), these retro-style frozen desserts are crowd-pleasers.

Available at Amazon for $9.24 or $8.78 for Kindle.

N'ice Cream - 80+ Recipes for Healthy Homemade Vegan Ice Creams

N’ice Cream: 80+ Recipes for Healthy Homemade Vegan Ice Creams
It’s difficult enough to find plant-based desserts when you’re out and about—most dessert shops have a standard fruity sherbet as their one in 16 options. After glancing through Virpi Mikkonen’s and Tuulia Talvio’s basic ingredient list—oat milks, legumes, natural sweeteners, and “no weird stuff”—that makes up yummy concoctions like coconut water coolers and mint chocolate ice cream sandwiches, and reading the rave reviews and sassy introductions from these Finnish health gurus, we can’t wait to introduce our little omnivores to the world of soaked almonds and seed butter desserts.

Available at Amazon for $17.01 or $19.99 for Kindle.

The New Frozen Dessert Cookbook - Delicious Ice Cream, Sorbet, Popsicle, and Ice Pop Recipes

The New Frozen Dessert Cookbook: Delicious Ice Cream, Sorbet, Popsicle, and Ice Pop Recipes
Regional flavors abound in this collection from BookSumo Press. Experience the taste of Anchorage (that’s a meringue seared inside orange halves), or dig into a Caribbean-inspired sorbet with coconut milk, ginger, and other tropical fruits. Every single recipe—there are 50 in total—comes complete with a nutritional chart, which is a great way to get your older kids to compare the vast difference between sugar-laden store-bought desserts and their homemade sweets!

Available at Amazon for $9.99 or $2.99 for Kindle.

Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones- 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery

Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery
The first time we wandered into the Mission district, we waited outside Bi-Rite for 30 minutes before devouring their signature salted caramel ice cream in 10 minutes flat. It was worth it. For those of you not based in the Bay Area or those of you trying to cut back on the Bi-Rite expenditures, this guidebook to Kris Hoogerhyde’s and Anne Walker’s famous small-batch creamery includes not only their greatest hits, but also cookies, crusts and sauces to accompany your ice creams. Filled with step-by-step techniques and insider secrets, each chapter is dedicated to particular ingredient, making it easy to mix and match and create an array of custom-made frozen desserts.

Available at Amazon for $18.04 or $10.99 for Kindle.

Share your family’s favorite ice cream concoction in the comments below!

—Stacy Liu

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You used to think of Cinco de Mayo as that holiday; the one that included a lot of tequila, shady looking tacos and sombreros. Well now, you can celebrate this Mexican-American holiday family-style (think: a really good margarita instead of shots of Patron lining the bar). Try a few fantastic recipes on for size, and don’t forget the lime.  After all, who doesn’t love a chance to raise a glass, or in this case, a spatula, for a holiday that loves avocado and beans as much as your kiddos? Flip through these 15 recipes to surprise and satisfy palates of all ages.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This vibrant recipe is a mouthwatering taste of street food in Mexico. With flavors like lime, jalapenos, and garlic, serve this mix on a fajita, or let it shine on its own! Find the full list of ingredients at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2014/07/mexican-street-corn-salad-recipe.html&quot; target="_blank">Six Sisters' Stuff</a>.fuck

 

What dish does your family bring to the table on Cinco de Mayo? Let us know in the comments below!

—Stacy Liu

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The old saying “eat your veggies” has gotten a major upgrade from the peas and carrots of your youth. Now, it’s all about super greens— those small but mighty leaves filled with antioxidants and an alphabet of vitamins to keep little bodies running right. From yummy dips to chocolate fudge pops (yes, you read that right!), we’ve found 11 recipes that will having your minis jumping on the green wagon in no time.

Matzah Pizza

It's a smorgasbord of color, and an easy way for the kids to get in their daily 5. Sophie of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thephilosophie.com/blogs/recipes/17975164-kid-friendly-matzah-pizza-recipe&quot; target="_blank">The Philosophie</a> puts together amazing combinations, but ask your kids to get creative! Encourage them to put at least 4 things on each matzah or cracker, and see what flavors they can discover on their own. <p style="text-align:right;"><em>photo: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thephilosophie.com/&quot; target="_blank">The Philosophie</a></em></p>fuck

How do you work super greens into your families’ diets? Let us know in the comments below!

— Stacy Liu

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They say the way to the heart is through the stomach, and, after finding these nine recipes, we’d have to agree!  From breakfast and dinner to snack time and dessert, flip through the album below to find all sorts of heart-y ways to say I Love You.

Berry-licious Pop Heart

We can’t think of a better way to kick off the day than with a homemade pop tart. Filled with our favorite ingredients (read: Nutella and strawberries), this recipe from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2012/02/strawberry-nutella-poptarts/&quot; target="_blank">The Novice Chef</a> is a great way to share the fun with the littlest of chefs. Parents, cut the pastry dough ahead of time and have the other ingredients ready in bowls— assembly line them right onto a baking sheet! <p style="text-align:right;"><em>photo: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/&quot; target="_blank">The Novice Chef</a></em></p>fuck

What recipes do you have up your sleeve this Valentine’s Day?

— Stacy Liu

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It’s a bean! It’s a grain? No, they’re super seeds! Filled with fiber, proteins, healthy fats, Omega 3’s, calcium and antioxidants, seeds offer a creative twist to your go-to meal. Try out these 12 recipes that pack a powerful, healthy punch to any dish from breakfast to dessert.

Yogurt and Flaxseed Waffles

What? We can add super seeds to our breakfasts, too? Yeah, we're pretty stoked to slip this recipe from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.realmomnutrition.com/2012/04/05/yogurt-flaxseed-waffles/&quot; target="_blank">Real Mom Nutrition</a> into our morning routine. Not only does the yogurt make for a fluffier waffle, but we can't even tell there are scoops of flaxseed (that's right, scoops!) hidden in the batter. Fire up the waffle iron, ladies and gents, because your little ones will be up and at 'em the minute the smell of these waffles go wafting through the house. For the complete list of what you'll need, head over to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.realmomnutrition.com/2012/04/05/yogurt-flaxseed-waffles/&quot; target="_blank">Real Mom Nutrition</a>.fuck

What super seed recipes are a hit in your house? Share with us in a Comment below. 

—Stacy Liu

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You’re fairly certain you mastered the art of frosting a cake during your last tour of the kiddie-party circuit. All you needed was a little patience, a Pintrest must-do and a lot of sugar. Well, these unbelievably realistic creations inspired by springtime wildflowers will have you gaping. From the smallest of cookies to the grandest of wedding cakes, spring is in the air! Pardon us while we find our jaws, and flip through these 10 desserts from confectioners near and far.

Coneflower Bouquet

The stained-red mouths (smile included) and fingers of your cookie monsters are worth the effort. Maybe. These Minnesota-based cookies created by Joanie Johnson of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.blossomedge.com/&quot; target="_blank">Blossom Edge</a> are an amazingly lifelike bouquet of wild flowers, seemingly inspired by a good frolic through a meadow. If you're city-bound like us, these are the next best thing! Find her tutorials at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.floralcookiebouquets.com/&quot; target="_blank">Floral Cookie Bouquets</a>.fuck

Which amazing dessert is your favorite? Share with us in the Comments!

—Stacy Liu