Healthy Recipes: healthy, balanced meals and snacks for families

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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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Banana-Y Chocolate Freezer Pops

Combines favorite foods for a fun snack!...
Chocolate Chili

Cocoa pairs wonderfully with hot chilis and makes a very unique chili....
Chocolate Monkey

This makes a wonderful quick breakfast or snack! It is very difficult to get my daughter to eat enough low-fat dairy, but s...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Milksicles

Here's a fun treat for those hot summer days, and a good way to get milk into the kids....
Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A great way to use up garden zucchini!...
Chocorazz Smoothies

Raspberry yogurt, banana, and chocolate milk team up for a refreshing flavor surprise!...
CRAZY CHOCOLATE CAKE

Skills Developed: Measure, Mix, Bake, Spread...
Everybody Loves Chocolate Pudding

Nothing is homier than a little crock of chocolate pudding in a lunch box. This one, made with milk, antioxidant-rich chocol...
Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana Pops

Kid friendly frozen treat even grownups will love!...
Strawberry Banana Blast

This strawberry banana smoothie has a delicious hint of chocolate hidden inside....