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The Registered Dietitians at Dairy Council of California have hand-selected a variety of recipes to help you prepare healthy, balanced meals and snacks at home for your family. MORE

We believe there are no "good" or "bad" foods; and all foods, even dessert, can fit in a healthy lifestyle. The key to a healthy diet is building the majority of your food choices around nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups and being physically active.

Use this recipe search page to find recipes based on time to prepare, meal type like breakfast or beverage, nutrition content like calcium, special features like "Kids Can Help Make It" or "Slow Cooker/Crock Pot", even specific food groups. You can even type a main ingredient into the search bar, then select the check boxes below for a more powerful and specific search.

Most recipes have nutrient information available and some recipes have tips on ingredient substitutions, special preparations to adjust nutrition content, how make a recipe ahead of time or even how to involve your child in preparing the recipe.

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Apple-Cheddar Panini

If you don´t have a panini press, just use a non-stick skillet to make these tasty sandwiches. Just about any cheese can be ...
Asparagus + Cheese

Makes asparagus really taste good and is a great dish for company....
Bean and Cheese Burritos

Treat your family to a warm and spicy dinner with this simple burrito recipe....
Bean and Cheese Burritos

Uber-fast protein and calcium for breakfast, lunch or a snack on the go....
Bean and Cheese Quesadilla with Corn Salsa

These quesadillas are filled with delicious fresh ingredients....
Black Bean and Rice Salad

Use reduced-fat cheese for a lower fat version....
Broccoli and Cheese

So good, your children will ask for seconds- and a perfect side for most chicken and beef dishes....
Broccoli-Cheese Quesadillas

An easy way to eat your vegetables...
California Cheese and Vegetable Sandwich

This sandwich has a variety of cheeses and vegetables...
California Cheese Strata

You can make this great dish ahead of time...even the night before....
Cheddar Cheese Ball

A great holiday appetizer. Make ahead and and bring to the party....
Cheese Baked Eggs

Great for brunch....
Cheese Fondue

This is a recipe for cheese fondue for anyone who is looking to avoid using alcohol....
Cheese Herb Zucchini

What a great way to use up that zucchini from the garden. Kids will like this one too....
Cheese Lasagna

Although the preparation is long, in the end, your family will be bubbly over this dish....