Children's Health and Wellness

Heart Healthy

Beet-All Pasta Salad

Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.

Broiled Trout with Almonds

Farmers across the country raise this sweet, slightly nutty-tasting fish.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

A flavorful soup that's a snap to prepare.

Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix

Toss wheat cereal and cashews with raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, or chopped dried apricots.

Fresh Lemon Broccoli Pesto-Style Sauce

Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about 20 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add a little more vegetable broth. Serve hot or cold.

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use, or use immediately. To make the dipping sauce, put it in a blender and blend on high about 10 seconds.

Fruited Buckwheat Pancakes

Add chopped peaches after you have poured the pancakes on the griddle.

Go Swiss with Rosti

Rosti has been called the national dish of German-speaking Switzerland. Rosti is similar to hash browns and is usually topped with cheese.

Oriental Greens

After combining ingredients, cover and chill for two hours before serving.

Roasted Asparagus

Roast for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness of asparagus), shaking once to turn spears. Pour on balsamic vinegar and serve hot or at room temperature.

Red Rosemary Vinegar

To prepare as a gift, strain the vinegar into pretty bottles. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to each.

Roasted Vegetables

Roast carrots, turnips, squash, and garlic for about an hour, stirring once or twice.

Southeastern Seasoned Catfish

Rub the fillets with spices, then broil for about eight minutes, turning once.

Summer Vegetable Curry

Serve with hot rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.

Stuffed Peppers

This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.

Vegetable Dip Mix

These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of dip mix. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all five ingredients until you have enough to fill the jar.

Cantaloupe Soup

This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled.

Picnic Potato Salad

Flavored with fresh rosemary, this salad is perfect for a summer outing.

A Fruity Way to End the Meal

Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.

Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans

Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.

Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins

These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They get their crunch from chopped walnuts.

New World Salmon Florentine

This casserole uses chunks of fresh salmon with lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

A French-inspired creation that's both easy and elegant.

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Autumn staples combine into a healthy and delicious breakfast treat.

California Marinated Salad

Fresh, delicious, and ready to serve in short order - a super salad that's perfect for parties - or dinner at home.

Southeastern Fresh Ginger Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

A warm and satisfying soup, with fresh Asian flavors.

Mushroom Barley Soup

A fast and delicious meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.

Mushroom Crab Appetizer

Deliciously decadent, but healthy! Garnish with chopped red pepper for extra color or a shot of Tabasco for spiciness.

Crunchy Chicken Salad

The perfect solution for that leftover chicken!

Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes

Fast and easy side dish that's ready in minutes.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Sweet and savory combine into a delicious Spring salad.

Strawberry Spread

A healthy topper for toast, waffle or pancakes.

Seedless Raspberry Sauce

This takes some patience, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce, perfect for topping anything from fruit, to meat, to chocolate cake!

Southwestern Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

A fresh twist on a family favorite - with leftovers for lunch!

Summer Squash Saute

This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook, once you’ve cut all your vegetables. It’s a good dish to top pasta or serve with grilled chicken, lean beef, or salmon.

Apple Coffee Cake

This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.

Frosted Orange Cake

Nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake.

Brussels Sprouts with Mushroom Sauce

A perfect dressing for a perfect party vegetable.

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Warm and simple comfort food for anytime.

Barley Pilaf

This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish.

Pear and Quinoa Salad

A salad that's packed with protein.

Tortilla Pizzas

Low-calorie, kid-friendly recipe that provides 1 cup of healthy vegetables per serving!

Lime Shrimp Kebabs

Add a green salad and fresh corn on the cob and you’re good to go.

Fruity Nutty Spinach

A salad that provides a host of health benefits.

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Rosemary

Roasting really brings out the flavors of this delicious combination.

Homemade Chicken Parmigiana

Healthy ingredients combined into am Italian classic.

Blue-Green Canapés

Healthy appetizers for you and your guests.

Lima Bean, Mushroom, and Barley Soup

A protein-packed vegetable soup.

Apple Carrot Salad

Perfect combination of fall flavors