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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Apple-Peanut Butter Smoothie

Love apple slices smeared with peanut butter? This smoothie is for you! Recipe by Marcia Stanley, MS, RDN Culinary Dietit...
Berry Blast Smoothie

This is a slight variation on the traditional smoothie...
Blues Buster Smoothie

A cool smoothie great for those hot summer days....
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...
Chocorazz Smoothies

Raspberry yogurt, banana, and chocolate milk team up for a refreshing flavor surprise!...
Good News Breakfast Smoothie

A "To Go" breakfast in a glass!...
Mango-Spinach Smoothie

Take your salad in a glass! Just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to get a nutrition-packed snack! Recipe by Marcia Stanley, MS, ...
Potter's Pumpkin Smoothies

Here's a healthy holiday snack combining multiple food groups. Perfect for the Boy Who Lived and all his pals....
Strawberry Banana Blast

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

So refreshing!...
Super-Fast Smoothie

A fruit- and dairy-rich smoothie that is a great snack....