Healthy Summer Recipes Kids Will Devour

Turn the season's freshest fruits and veggies into healthy dishes your kids will love.

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Peach Pie Smoothie

It’s time to break away from the same old chicken nugget and mac-and-cheese routine. The summer brings with it a bounty of fresh fruits and veggies, which make for deliciously healthy dishes your kids will love. Beat the heat and fuel the day with this creamy combo of peaches, yogurt and spices.

Get the Recipe: Peach Pie Smoothie

Blueberry Whole-Wheat Muffins

These muffins make for a tasty and healthy breakfast on the go. They have a boost of fiber from whole-wheat flour and rolled oats, plus they feature one of summer’s most seasonal treasures: blueberries!

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Pizza Pockets

Image all your pizza favorites tucked into tiny no-mess envelopes of crispy crust. These pizza nibbles can easily be packed into lunchboxes or served after camp for a hearty snack.

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No summer celebration would be complete without a big bowl of GUAC, and it’s an easy summer staple every kid should learn to make! Spread on toast and sandwiches, dollop on tacos and quesadillas, or serve with veggies and whole-grain tortilla chips for dipping.

Get the Recipe: Guacamole

Summer-Salad-Stuffed Popovers

What’s better than a salad that comes with an edible bowl?! The kiddos will swoon for this hand-held mini meal that comes complete with veggies, protein and fiber.

Get the Recipe: Kids Can Make: Healthy Summer-Salad-Stuffed Popovers

Juicy Grilled Cheeseburgers

A few nutritional upgrades make these tasty burgers even easier to love. Make a burger bar with plenty of fresh veggies and condiments so the kids can choose their favorite toppings.

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Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad

Pasta salads don’t have to be boring or weighed down with heavy dressing. Lots of vegetables, a sprinkle of cheese and fun-shaped pasta can turn a plain old side into a dish that screams summer fun!

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Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

These skewers are (almost) too pretty to eat. Stacks of fresh fruit topped off with a kiss of chocolate make for a dessert that’s fun to make and exciting to eat.

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Frozen Creamy Orange Pop

Put a delicious spin on classic ice pops with fruit juice and honey, plus Greek yogurt for some creaminess (and protein).

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A campfire or beach day wouldn’t be the same without some chocolate chip cookies. This version is made with oil, some whole-wheat flour and dried fruit to offer up some extra nutrients.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies