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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Clean Eating Menu Your Kids Will Eat

  • A collection of clean-eating recipes the entire family will get excited about.
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  • Eating clean isn’t a weight-loss diet, but a healthy lifestyle—a lifestyle that incorporates natural foods into every day meals and eliminates preservative-packed processed foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains such as brown rice and quinoa, lean meats, and natural complex carbohydrates are all cornerstones of the clean eating lifestyle. But even though clean eating is all about eating better, as a parent, it can be hard coming up with healthy foods that kids will eat willingly—you’re certainly not alone if your child runs at the sight of a carrot. So to freshen up your family’s eating habits, we’ve compiled a collection of family-friendly recipes that are as delicious as they are mindful of clean eating ideals. Breakfast [caption id="attachment_330576" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Prosciutto Wrapped Frittata Recipe Henry Fong[/caption] Prosciutto Wrapped Frittata These bites may sound gourmet, but they are surprisingly simple to make. Plus, what kid can resist a ham and egg breakfast they can eat with their hands?   [caption id="attachment_330590" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Applesauce Breakfast Parfait U.S. Apple Association[/caption] Apple Breakfast Parfaits This simple breakfast is filled with protein and fiber for keeping your child’s mind and body strong all day.   [caption id="attachment_330572" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Breakfast Sausage Meredith Steele[/caption] Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties The pre-made breakfast sausage patties you can get at the grocery store are oftentimes filled with preservatives and numerous artificial flavorings. Replace those purchases with ingredients for healthy homemade sausage patties. Once they are made, freeze leftovers for a quick breakfast any morning of the week.   [caption id="attachment_330580" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Cricket's Breakfast Cake Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn[/caption] Cricket’s Breakfast Cake This kid-friendly breakfast is more like a frittata than a cake. Once baked, use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes for a little added fun.   Lunch [caption id="attachment_330578" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Avocado Pita Recipe Amy Beadle Roth[/caption] Avocado and Parmesan Pita Sandwich Avocado and Parmesan make this sandwich deliciously healthy while a whole-wheat pita provides a fun hand-held meal.   [caption id="attachment_330581" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Charcoal Grilled Shrimp William Berry[/caption] Charcoal Grilled Shrimp If your child is a shrimp eater, make sure to make a double batch of these beauties for dinner and then serve the leftovers cold for lunch during the week.   [caption id="attachment_330560" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Peach Parfaits Meredith Steele[/caption] Roasted Peach Parfaits The extra step to roast peaches may sound daunting, but it’s worth every second. These peaches become naturally sweetened when caramelized meaning the roasting will save you from adding tons of unwanted sugar to a nutritious, tasty dessert.   [caption id="attachment_330577" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Lunchbox Tortellini Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn[/caption] Lunchbox Tortellini This delightful pasta meal takes only minutes to prepare and will be the envy of the school cafeteria. For an added boost, skewer the salad on bamboo skewers for a fun presentation. Dinner [caption id="attachment_330587" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Seaside Salmon Sliders Courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute[/caption] Seaside Salmon Sliders Have burger fanatics in your family? Indulge their love of the grill with these healthy salmon sliders.   [caption id="attachment_330583" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Lettuce Wrap Recipe Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn[/caption] Asian Express Beef Lettuce Wraps These crunchy lettuce wraps are undeniable proof that finger foods don’t need to solely consist of chicken nuggets and mozzarella sticks from the grocer’s freezer aisle.   [caption id="attachment_330574" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Spinach Pesto Pasta Meredith Steele[/caption] Spinach and Toasted Walnut Pesto Pasta Calling on healthy spinach, protein-packed walnuts, and whole-wheat pasta, this one-dish meal is a “lick the plate clean” kind of recipe.   [caption id="attachment_330584" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Grilled Chicken Recipe Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn[/caption] Nora’s Grilled Chicken This simple grilled chicken recipe is much healthier than it’s fried brethren found at fast food joints. Plus, it’s mellow on the seasonings, making it a great choice for picky eaters. Snacks [caption id="attachment_330588" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie Maya Visnyei[/caption] Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Quick and easy, this nutritious smoothie recipe cuts down on typical shake mainstays (ice cream and whole milk) in favor of greek yogurt, soy milk and almond butter.   [caption id="attachment_330571" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Blood Orange Gummies Meredith Steele[/caption] Blood Orange and Honey Gummies Sweet and tangy blood oranges are infused with golden honey to create treats so vibrant on their own that there is no need for food dye or preservatives.   [caption id="attachment_330589" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Apple and Cranberry Granola Bars U.S. Apple Association[/caption] Apple-Cran Granola Bars Packed with a variety of perfectly textured ingredients, these granola bars are the perfect on-the-go snack.   [caption id="attachment_330579" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Leather Meredith Steele[/caption] Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Leather Kids love fruit leather, and by making your own, you know exactly what's in it. So what’s in this recipe? Blackberries, mint leaves, honey and lime. That’s it. Dessert [caption id="attachment_330575" align="aligncenter" width="493"]No-Bake Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars Meredith Steele[/caption] No-Bake Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars These delicious and easy-to-make bars call on brown rice crisps and dark chocolate.   [caption id="attachment_330582" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe McKel Hill[/caption] Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse Your kids will never know this thick and creamy dessert is actually hiding good-for-you ingredients such as avocado and almond milk.   [caption id="attachment_330586" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Raspberry Fool Mark Boughton[/caption] Raspberry Fool Made with all-natural nonfat yogurt and wholesome raspberries, this dessert is far from the additive-laden packaged desserts from the store aisles.   Meredith SteeleThis Clean Eating Guide was composed by Meredith Steele, the talented blogger behind the beautiful and family-friendly In Sock Monkey Slippers.       This article originally appeared as on Relish

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